How 3-D Printed Guns Evolved Into Serious Weapons in Just One Year

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A burgeoning subculture of 3-D printed gun enthusiasts dreams of the day when a lethal firearm can be downloaded or copied by anyone, anywhere, as easily as a pirated episode of Game of Thrones. But the 27-year-old Japanese man arrested last week for allegedly owning illegal 3-D printed firearms did more than simply download and print other enthusiasts’ designs. He appears to have created some of his own.

What Do Guns Say?

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Earlier this month, in Bunkerville, Nev., representatives of the Bureau of Land Management withdrew from a tense standoff with supporters of Cliven Bundy, a rancher who owes the federal government over $1 million in unpaid fees for allowing his cattle to graze on public land. The hundreds of self-appointed militia and “states’ rights” activists who flocked to support Bundy, many in full tactical gear and openly carrying assault rifles, blockaded a federal interstate and trained their weapons on B.L.M. employees who sought to negotiate with the rancher and his family. Fearful of a pitched gun battle, the B.L.M. departed, leaving Bundy and his supporters to celebrate, emboldened, with a barbecue.

Smart Guns, Dumb Gun Advocates

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Second Amendment extremists undermine gun rights arguments by threatening a Maryland gun seller.

There’s a saying in the Second Amendment world: Outlaw guns, and only outlaws will have guns.

How To Bypass Gun Control Laws

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The second amendment was written to guarantee that all Americans would have the means to protect themselves and also act as a tacit second layer to the armed forces to protect this nation in time of need. It is harder for criminals and an unwanted government to impose their will on armed citizens than on unarmed citizens.

Why aren't smart guns catching on in the U.S.?

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Once existing only in the distant future, or in James Bond films, guns that fire solely for verified users are now on the market. Despite the new technology, fierce backlash from pro-gun advocates has put the fate of these so-called smart guns in doubt.

NYPD, DA bust Georgia-to-NY weapons pipeline

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A weapons pipeline from Georgia to New York was shut down by authorities who busted six gun traffickers who conspired to unload an arsenal of firearms on the streets of Brooklyn, officials said.

The deadly weapons seized — some of which were loaded at the time of the sales — included an AR-15, a MAC-11, two TEC-9 automatic weapons, and 151 varieties of pistols and revolvers.

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