Danger to users & targets of 3D-printed guns

Guns and weaponry are a hot topic for debate among many. Whether it be tragic school shootings or other senseless violence, gun use has divided our country. There are those who question, “How do people get ahold of these weapons?” or “Were they licensed to carry?” and even, “Did they get a background check before they purchased the weapon?” Fear continues to spread as the implementation of 3D weaponry becomes more readily available.

Image Source: AP Eric Gay

In 2018, the government was faced with the issue of whether or not 3D printing guns was lawful. There would be no paperwork to track the weapons, nor background checks for those printing the guns. 3D-printed firearms that are virtually untraceable with no serial numbers are most widely referred to as ‘Ghost Guns.’

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