Should Users Be Able To Make A Rifle Through 3D Printing?

Should Users Be Able To Make A Rifle Through 3D Printing?
technology

Users on the 3D digital design site have uploaded functional weapon components.

Emma Hutchings
  • 22 september 2011

Is there anything you can’t create using a 3D printer? On Thingiverse, one user uploaded a design for an AR-15 rifle magazine. This would seem to be bending number 5 of Thingiverse’s upload guidelines: “Please don’t upload weapons. The world has plenty of weapons already.” As this seemed to be allowed, a user called King Ludd uploaded a design for an AR-15 lower receiver in response.

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