posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 02:33 PM
I agree with a lot of you here... there is nothing to fear! Now when our 3D printers start spooling out high carbon steel, I'll worry. Till then
the biggest threat would be making gun parts out of plastic, making a negative mold from those parts, and then casting metal parts. Still you're
stuck with no barrell or frame capable of withstanding the force.
If I were a criminal and my choises were to purchase a $9000 printer and spend 3 years learning how to use it, or buy any old gun from a shady street
vendor for 50 bux... ya... I don't have three years to waste, I want to rob that liquor store NOW!
Any technology that comes out can be used maliciously, it all depends on the user. Personally I cannot ruin your life with my Iphone, but there are
people out there who can. And some them even would. So do we ban smart phones?
There will always be guns and if there are no guns, we will still have sticks and stones. (And a 3D printer would replicate those way better!)
Humans have proven one thing over the eons we've existed.... we will try to kill eachother all the time, by any means neccessary.... Its just the
way we are.