It seems like the ATF is a bit angry at the 3D handgun printing project. They are giving the folks a hard time about it, and claiming that manufacturing a pistol without a manufacturers license is against the law, even if you have no intention of selling it. That is not in keeping with longstanding regulations.

In related news, the manufacturer of the printer has revoked the printer lease. I wonder if the ATF had anything to do with that.

The comments on the article are pretty stupid: this is all necessary to prevent terrorists from printing guns. As if you can’t already buy full auto AK47s made by hand in a cave in Afghanistan for $15.

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Tam · October 2, 2012 at 3:46 pm

The BATFEIEIO really needs to un-clench on this one.

Genies don't go back into bottles, and they'd be better off finding a way to adjust to new realities than trying to play King Canute.

TOTWTYTR · October 17, 2012 at 1:01 am

The commenters don't seem to understand that the terrorists who need guns can get them. Then again, most terrorist attacks don't involve guns, they involved blowing stuff up.

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