MIT Technology Review: We can print untraceable guns. Should we?

MIT Technology Review writes today:

Overnight, a Las Vegas shooting killed 50 people and wounded 200, making it the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, according to Bloomberg. In poor timing, a firm called Defense Distributed simultaneously launched software that allows people to mill metal handgun bodies at home. Wired calls the result a “concealable, untraceable … unregulated metal handgun.” In the wake of the Las Vegas tragedy, expect strong debate over whether technologists should provide such opportunities.

Nathan Mattise of Ars Technica writes that refinements in hardware and software allow the tiny CNC mill to create pistols. Mattise’s article can be found here.

Image Credit: Cody Wilson, Defense Distributed

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