Schumer Wants to Outlaw 3D-Printed Guns
After company unveils blueprints for one that actually fires
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 6, 2013 9:29 AM CDT
In this May 17, 2012 file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

(Newser) – Chuck Schumer is pushing for legislation banning guns made with 3D-printers, in the wake of a Texas organization's announcement that such things now actually exist. Defense Distributed, a nonprofit run by self-proclaimed "free-market anarchist" Cody Wilson, turned quite a few heads last week by announcing that it would be releasing blueprints for a printable gun that can fire real bullets, the New York Daily News explains. "How do governments behave if ... any and every citizen has near-instant access to a firearm?" the organization's site muses. "Let's find out."

Schumer yesterday called that scenario "stomach-churning," noting that the plastic guns could slip unnoticed through metal detectors. "A terrorist, someone who's mentally ill, a spousal abuser, a felon, can essentially open a gun factory in their garage," he said. "It must be stopped." Schumer's legislation would renew a ban on undetectable weapons in general, along with plastic high-capacity magazines, CBS New York reports.

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Smitty6398
May 10, 2013 4:07 PM CDT
The NRA has never "screamed for essentially unlimited gun possession" and has backed laws and regulations to prevent the possession of guns by the criminals and crazies. They have been the primary training organization for firearms education, both operation and safety, for decades. The recently published "School Shield" report is the ONLY such prominent article on this subject I've heard of . I believe that the NRA will follow it's current trend of backing the rights of Firearms owners and Manufacturers of all spectrums, including Cody Wilson. I wonder if I could obtain a "copy" of the file with an FOIA submission to the State Department ?? Oh, scratch that idea . If Congress can't get anything out of there, what chance would I have !!
hopalong40
May 7, 2013 9:10 AM CDT
I agree. But lets not stop there. Ban all of congress. They are the biggest problem, facing the people of the united states. ALL Member's, of congress, are a traitor to the country.
ppaca
May 7, 2013 5:20 AM CDT
Can we ban Chuck Schumer? He is dangerous to us all.