3D Printed Guns And The Streisand Effect
By Tom Knighton
3-D Printed guns are here, and despite what some anti-gunners are trying to do, they’re never going to go away. At best, the law will make it so only criminals use them, but they’re not about to disappear.
Over at Vice‘s Motherboard, they point out that all the bruhaha over 3-D printed guns is only making them bigger.
Trump, for his part, doesn’t seem to have any idea that his administration stopped defending itself against Wilson’s lawsuit in the first place. He issued a tweet Tuesday that doesn’t make immediately clear whether he believes people should be allowed to distribute 3D-printed gun files.
Throughout the day, lawmakers have begun weighing in, and we’re now officially having a National Conversation about the legality of distributing 3D-printed guns.
This latest attempt to prevent Defense Distributed from operating freely is probably self-defeating. It’s already had a demonstrable impact in furthering the spread of Wilson’s CAD files. A screenshot in Underwood’s lawsuit shows that 3D-printed gun CAD files had been downloaded from Defense Distributed’s website 1,702 times as of July 28th. As I’m writing this, they have been downloaded 21,345 times, and the files are already floating around on torrent sites and …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms