The liberal machine is running at full speed these days, and Second Amendment rights are coming into question on a regular basis. With Constitutional rights under threat, it only makes sense that making guns at home is finally becoming a reality for a wider swath of Americans as a new surge of 3D printers enter the market.
People have had the ability to print 3D guns at home for quite some time — since at least 2013, if not before — so why does this matter now? Well, previously the blueprints were available online, and the printers could be leased . . . but new tech is making it easier than ever for home-printed guns to enter the mainstream.
Three-dimensional printing was an exciting new functionality around the turn of the decade. This craze mostly fizzled out as the expense of the printers and plastic, challenging software and the requirement of tinkering with twitchy blueprints made it clear that this wasn’t for everyone. One of the biggest concerns was that 3D guns, which are essentially printed out of plastic — were undetectable to standard X-ray machines. More advanced X-ray machines are now available, potentially adding to the level of concern for the anti-gun crowd.
The AR-15 gun, known as the gun of choice in mass shootings in America, is about to get a major upgrade. After winning a precedent-setting lawsuit, Texas-based Defense Distributed will be releasing blueprints for the weapons online in August 2018. The nonprofit firearm developer is providing the blueprints to workable machine guns, something that is likely to cause the left a solid case of heartburn. The group is focusing on the release as the “death of gun control”, as all weapons that are printed from the blueprints will be un-numbered, untraceable — and require absolutely no background check in order to get started printing.
This landmark win will likely be the first of a landslide of schematics to hit the internet. Other developers of handgun blueprints have also been blocked over the years, forcing entrepreneurs to take down websites that contained downloadable versions of their weapons. There are some safety issues involved as well, as 3D printed guns from a source that’s less-than-reputable may or may not contain safety features that are considered vital by gun proponents. Assembling weaponry at home has been legal for quite some time, as long as there is no intent to sell the completed guns. Untraceable firearms are considered “ghost guns”, as they are not allowed to be sold and contain no distinguishing marks.
Gun hobbyists will appreciate the opportunity to build and customize their own weapons at home — with an expensive 3D printer, of course. What remains to be seen is how individuals who have been unable to purchase guns openly in the past will take advantage of this new freedom to manufacture their own guns, right in their own living rooms.
~ Ready to Fire News