Broadway Props Maker Busted For Trying To 3D Print A Gun
By Tom Knighton
I’ve remarked that 3D printing represents an end to any hope that gun control could or would ever be a viable concept. Now, anyone anywhere can print out the parts necessary to assemble a firearm. Gun control laws are effectively powerless to stop it.
A prime example of that was found in New York City where a propmaker working on Broadway’s The Lion King was recently arrested.
Cops from the Midtown South precinct arrived at the Minskoff Theatre on West 45th Street at 12:30 p.m., and went backstage to collect Ilya Vett, 47, the assistant supervisor for the prop department.
Vett, of Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, was in the midst of 3-D printing “a hard black plastic object which, based on my training and experience, is shaped like a revolver,” a cop swore in Vett’s criminal complaint.
“I brought the 3-D printer in [to the theater] from my workshop because my workshop is too dusty,” Vett told cops, according to the complaint.
“It’s mine … I was making the gun as a gift to my brother,” the complaint said he added.
“He lives upstate and has a firearms license. There’s a website that has plans for the gun. I downloaded the plans onto the …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms