Rep. Israel’s efforts are understandable, but it’s pretty clear from the interview that he understands that any law he passes to ban the 3D-printed guns specifically will only be symbolic. What I wonder is if he realizes that maybe he’s setting himself up to be a Baptist.
But there are lots of plastic magazines already for sale, and they’re not covered by the current Undetectable Firearms Act.
Right. We won’t go near those.
But isn’t it tough differentiate between 3D-printed plastic magazines and plastic magazines created and sold by the usual manufacturers.
As you said in your piece Wednesday, this will be a tricky part. So we’re talking to stakeholders, and working to create a distinction between that lone wolf and legitimate manufacturers of plastic clips. Plastic clips, I get that, I understand there’s an advantage to them. The law will not go near that. I confess this is going to require further conversations.
Boy, wouldn’t incumbent gun manufacturers love it if they were the only ones authorized to use 3D printing and rapid prototyping for arms.