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house Bill H.R. 7115

Should Disseminating 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints Be Illegal?

Argument in favor

3D-printed guns are unregulated and untraceable, and their availability will only worsen America’s gun violence epidemic. Allowing blueprints for these guns to be sold and shared would make it exponentially easier to get guns, endangering public safety.

Catherine 's Opinion
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11/25/2018
This is dangerous and irresponsible. This emboldens those who wish to use weapons for nefarious reasons, who might not have access to traditional guns, to have ready access and circumvent the safeguards we have in place to prevent some individuals from having weapons and cripples the ability to accurately monitor possession of weapons.
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Michael 's Opinion
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11/25/2018
At what point did we lose our minds whereas we feel the need to even ask this?
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Jose's Opinion
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11/25/2018
Plastic guns allow for individuals armed with guns to go undetected, thereby harming larger numbers of people than we’ve already seen.
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Argument opposed

The danger of 3D-printed guns is overblown. Most people won’t go to the trouble of trying to print guns. Whether the federal government can constitutionally prohibit the sharing of 3D-printed gun blueprints without violating free speech protections is debatable.

Pete's Opinion
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11/25/2018
Before you say yes or no. Do research. You can NOT have a fully functional weapon with only a 3D printer.
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Lynn's Opinion
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11/25/2018
No. Obsess about something important for a change. Besides, the problem is self-correcting in the first place. Most blow up in the shooter’s hand the first time the trigger is pulled. Do that twice, and you can’t print ANYTHING anymore. See? Much ado about nothing.
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Matt's Opinion
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11/25/2018
Digital blueprints are simply pieces of code. Code is speech and is protected by the first amendment. We are going down a very slippery slope if we do something like make this illegal. Knowledge in itself should not be illegal.
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    This is dangerous and irresponsible. This emboldens those who wish to use weapons for nefarious reasons, who might not have access to traditional guns, to have ready access and circumvent the safeguards we have in place to prevent some individuals from having weapons and cripples the ability to accurately monitor possession of weapons.
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    Before you say yes or no. Do research. You can NOT have a fully functional weapon with only a 3D printer.
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    At what point did we lose our minds whereas we feel the need to even ask this?
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    Plastic guns allow for individuals armed with guns to go undetected, thereby harming larger numbers of people than we’ve already seen.
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    No. Obsess about something important for a change. Besides, the problem is self-correcting in the first place. Most blow up in the shooter’s hand the first time the trigger is pulled. Do that twice, and you can’t print ANYTHING anymore. See? Much ado about nothing.
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    Digital blueprints are simply pieces of code. Code is speech and is protected by the first amendment. We are going down a very slippery slope if we do something like make this illegal. Knowledge in itself should not be illegal.
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    This shouldn’t even be a question. All fire arms should be regulated and accounted for. You CAN make a functional fire arm with 3D Printing. It isn’t cheap, but making a Gun is possible. At this time you can’t make more than a handgun. We need to begin regulation while this technology is young enough.
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    What part of shall not be infringed is not understood.
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    1) "If society is honest and historically accurate, the only question that has any relevance to the gun control debate is, 'Do you trust those in government, now and forever in the future, to not take your life, liberty, or property through the force of government?' If the answer to that question is 'no,' the gun control debate is over." - KrisAnne Hall 2) Good luck enforcing your prohibition. I know that's always been super effective every other time you've tried it.
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    What is wrong with people?
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    The dissemination of code and printing of guns should be illegal. Concerns that the average individual will attempt to print guns worries me less that the idea that well funded groups may engage in the mass printing of guns for illicit purposes. This methodology would serve anyone wishing to sew chaos and discourse in this country by providing cheap guns to anyone who would be unable to acquire a gun through more legitimate means.
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    You can create gun laws until you are blue in the face. There’s just one problem, bad guys don’t follow the law.
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    Making this illegal will not stop criminals... leave gun owners alone
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    Another pointless attempt to stop crime by passing a law that no criminal will follow and that bans inanimate objects which are almost never used in crimes to begin with. This is not only stupid, but is completely pointless as nothing more than virtue signalling.
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    Why is this even a question? Aren’t there enough guns and violence. We are firing tear gas at children and women. The country is a disaster
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    “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Given that the nature of politics is the fight of the Free People against the oppression of the State, the vote should be No. these kind of laws only affect law abiding citizens. If you believe criminals would obey this law then you have my pity. Because only a dumbass would believe it. Oh and speaking directly to the Bill. It is a blatant attempt at changing the legal language of what an “assault rifle” is to the most common mechanism in the civilian market the semi-automatic firing system. This is a prime example of government overreach and an attempt to outlaw your Second Amendment right. Any free man or woman should strike this down with their vote. I appeal to my representatives to do exactly that.
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    Are we stupid? Do we even have to ask such a question? How many more f@&king guns does this country need? How many more mass murders?
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    Distributing 3D models, whatever they’re for, can’t be made illegal. Partially because it’s digital media and thus regulated as free speech, and partially because it’s a digital file transmitted from one computer to another. Which is basically impossible to regulate. That said, why is this a concern? It’s not like it’s illegal to own a gun, only illegal to use it improperly. You can make it illegal to distribute the file, but if someone wants to commit a crime with a gun, what’s to say they won’t commit a crime by downloading the gun model too?
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    What the fuck yes are people just full blown fucking stupid now a days
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    We have enough trouble with gun violence in this country! That is unreal!
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