Original title: 3D printing machine gun drawings were stopped on the eve of the Internet
A U.S. federal judge has agreed to issue a nationwide interim ban; an Internet group was scheduled to publish gun drawings online on August 1.
A federal judge in the United States on July 31 temporarily banned a group from uploading three-dimensional (3D) printouts to the Internet. On the same day, President Donald Trump said he was going to "study" the idea of issuing a blueprint to the public, which he said was "not very meaningful".
According to the Xinhua News Agency
Joint petition by the Attorney General of the state
Robert Lasnik, a federal judge in Seattle, Washington, approved a motion that agreed to enact a nationwide temporary injunction to prevent the 3D printing of gun drawings from the Internet.
Lasnik said: "the way of making guns can cause irreparable damage." He also decided to hold a hearing on the case in August 10th.
Barbara Underwood, the Prosecutor General of New York, one of the plaintiffs, said: "this decision is an important victory for public security and basic common sense."
The firearms made in 3D print are difficult to track and cannot be measured with metal detectors. In Underwood's view, "making (a gun) tool to a criminal is crazy."
The chief prosecutor of Columbia, Washington, Massachusetts, and other 8 states and capitals, in Washington, D.C., signed a joint complaint to the federal court in lzni in search of the Internet Group "distributed defense" to open 3D print paper on the Internet.
Distributed Defense first tried out guns using 3D printing technology in May 2013, and the federal government subsequently ordered the nonprofit group to withdraw its gun drawings from the Internet. In 2015, the federal government was prosecuted by Cody Wilson, founder of distributed defense. The two sides reconciled in June this year. The government allowed distributed defense to make public drawings on the Internet, which was originally planned to be uploaded in August 1st.
Trump sends "Twitter" to say "is studying".
Hours ago, Trump wrote to social media tweet a few hours ago, "I'm studying selling 3D print gun drawings to the public." I have talked with the National Rifle Association. It seems that this is not very meaningful.
According to the National Rifle Association, it is illegal to hold or produce all plastic guns in the United States. A federal law passed in 1988 prohibits the manufacture, sale or possession of firearms that cannot be detected by metal detectors.
In a similar response, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said the federal government supports legislation on plastic guns, including 3D printing.
However, Democrats have identified the law as not rigorous and authoritative, which may allow a gun user to "drill holes": the latter can install an additional metal device on a plastic gun, even if dismantling does not affect the function.
The The Associated Press read that the federal government had previously reconciled with the distributed defense, causing public anger, causing the issue of gun control to become the focus of political controversy before the mid-term congressional elections in November, but this time added to high technical factors.
Drawings online consequences or "spillover" of the United States
Police in Los Angeles showed off a collection of weapons and equipment from gang members in July, including a 3D printed AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, AFP reported. Police disclosed that the use of 3D printer purchased online was used for gun manufacturing.
Wilson, the founder of distributed defense, published the 3D printing drawings of the semi-automatic rifle on the Internet. As of July 29, more than 1,000 people had downloaded 3D prints of the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, the Pennsylvania attorney general's office said. In recent years, many American serious gunmen have used such offensive weapons.
Jonathan Roy, director of the litigation affairs of the Brady Center for the prevention of firearms violence, told Agence France-Presse that if the government finally allowed Wilson to publish a 3D print - making blueprint, the consequences could be "spillover" in the United States.
In Lloyd's view, "this is of course a huge international problem, especially because many other countries have a stronger gun (Guan Kong) law than the United States." in those countries, ordinary people are not allowed to hold guns or get guns, and now "3D printing guns are likely to be obtained."
According to the de novo, the lawless people would want to get guns that were unregistered and undetectable by the general security system, and the 3D printing technology would provide them with a chance.
What are the hidden dangers of 3D printing guns?
Unable to follow up
According to the Washington Post, anyone can learn to make the so-called "ghost gun" when the drawings for 3D printing guns are published on the Internet.
A ghost gun is a gun that cannot be traced, registered, and has no serial number.
Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, said that the operation of the ghostly gun was made public, and it could also make the criminals and the domestic violence a weapon.
According to the Associated Press, the American Library Association says there are about 250 libraries in the United States that offer 3D printers that can be used by the general public. This makes it easier for 3D to print guns.
Difficulty in identifying security equipment
According to CNN, ordinary people can print plastic guns at home according to the drawings, and their power is not inferior to that of metal guns. For example, Wilson 3D's first gun "liberator", except for the needle, all the components are 3D printed plastic.
Two journalists from the British Sunday post have tried to download the 3D print pistol "liberator" from the Internet and buy a 3D printer from the Internet.
They took only 36 hours to print all the 16 parts of the pistol, and then, guided by the design, soon put them into a plastic pistol that was capable of firing small caliber bullets.
Many security experts worry that plastic guns made by 3D printers can escape metal detectors and appear in public places such as airports.
Moreover, 3D printing parts can be assembled and customized, which poses a great challenge to the identification of traditional security equipment. Once the identification fails, these parts can be assembled in different places and cause an unexpected safety risk.
Efforts to help the "single wolf" type of terror attack
Now, with the haze of terrorism lingering, 3D printing undoubtedly provides a new choice for terrorists.
The Strategic Research Corporation, the Strategic Research Corporation, in May, published a research report called "2040's manufacturing: a powerful force and a destructive threat". The report's chief author and political scientist, Trevor Johnston, said that if individuals could also use a 3D printer to make guns, the "single wolf" type of fear was in fear. Terrorist attacks may become more deadly.
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