Slate Defends 3D Printed Gun Files? Believe It Or Not
By Tom Knighton
When it comes to the controversy of 3D printed guns, there are a few places I expect to face opposition from. Moms Demand Action and the other anti-gun groups, for one, but others are the progressive media that tends to take a strong anti-gun stance.
One of the worst is Slate. They’re usually good for a few anti-gun posts here and there, and I’m pretty sure that if I looked, I’d find a few there right now, as a matter of fact.
But I also found one defending Defense Distributed and the 3D printer files.
Not knowing exactly what Defense Distributed plans to publish, it is hard to know who to believe. But when it comes to the Liberator handgun—the most famous of the designs and the one whose plans have been kicking around the seedier corners of the internet for a half-decade—the CAD files are much more like an unauthorized sequel to TheAnarchist Cookbookthan a self-executing firearm producer. Philip Bump failed in an attempt to print the gun in 2013, when he found that it would in fact take considerable time and money to produce a version of the Liberator that could safely be fired. Andy Greenberg at …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms