Information on 3D guns should not be available to the public because it could cause a lot of unreported crime. Also gun violence is schools is a very heavy topic lately and the gun violence in schools could go up. Another reason why 3D guns should not be available is because kids could get the point where they have 3D guns and will be walking around with guns on them. Pretty soon that could lead to everyone with guns on them to where no one would feel safe anymore, which is not good for anyone.
In my opinion I dont think 3D gun information should be avaliable to the public because there have been a lot of bad things that have happened with guns that you have to have a permit to buy and if theres guns that someone can download and make without any sort of paperwork to be done, then I think it would be madness everywhere, all over. It states that "Any form of expression is presumably protected by the First Amendment".
3D printing of guns should be available to the public because because it is a form of freedom of design. In the text, it mentions a music score or having access to an Anarchist Cookbook on Amazon. Having access to those does not harm anyone. The "blueprints" for the guns do not do any damage to innocent people. It is a first amendment issue because it is still a form of expression protected by the Fist Amendment.
Information on 3D printing of guns should not be available to the public. I say this due to the fact people could take this information and due more harm than good with this. In the article it stated that this issue has everything to due with the first amendment although people confuse it with the second There has been a lot of polarizing on this topic but in the end we all know that if information is spread about 3D printing of guns we will have a lot more problems than we do today.
I personally don't think 3D printing of guns should be available to the public. It only causes more danger for the innocent people around. We have certain regulations on guns that keep use in the loop of who owns a gun who doesn't. Now stopping this 3D printing of guns won't necessarily keep criminals from finding ways to use them, but having this option can only make it more stressful and not as safe for the people around the world. I see no good side to having a cheap and undetectable way of making parts that could be put together to make a gun.
No because by making these plans open to the public anyone with a computer and 3D printer can make an undetectable firearm. By giving anyone the access to this technology and knowledge you can give murders, ex-cons, and felons the ability to own a harmful weapon. I do not believe it violates the first or second amendment because we are withholding this information, or speech, due to the fact that it could potentially put many Americans at risk. We should be able to restrict this freedom for the greater good of all Americans. If the prints or designs were sent to different manufacturers who had to pass certain regulations and were able to print delectable guns produced from a 3D printer that would be an amazing way to save money on different gun production. This is much more than just a basic Nerf gun children play with, this is life or death real world situation that could occur if we let these designs go public.
Information on 3D-Printed guns should be available to the public. The given article "The fight over 3D-printed gun plans has nothing to do with the Second Amendment" by Matthew Larosiere gives some very valid points as to why 3D-print gun schematics should be online and easily accessible for the common person. One major point includes the availability of designs of many different illegal items already. The author includes "...yet you can still find the Anarchist Cookbook on Amazon." This is proof enough that recipes for illegal items are very much legal, even though the objects said recipes produce are completely illegal. Recipes, designs, blueprints, and many other forms of instruction are protected by the First Amendment guarding our free speech. If the formatting to make illegal drugs, bombs, and much more can be found online, why wouldn't 3D printable gun files be available?
The argument of whether the information on 3D printings of guns being released to the public is rapidly growing. The release of 3D printable guns can become very dangerous if it is not approached and done in the right way. Today, guns have to be registered and traceable for them to be legal to purchase. If guns are printed off, they are not registered and untraceable. The point of having guns registered is to be able to trace back anything that could have been done with the gun and who the owner is such as a crime. If people would use a printed gun in a crime if would be almost impossible to trace back the bullet or casing back to the owner or create of the gun. I think that 3D printable guns should be released only if it is approached safely and slowly. They have to be in control of who can obtain the information otherwise the world could have a whole new threat which is the last thing we need. The printing information could be registered before it is ever sold.
In my opinion I believe that the information covering the 3D printing of guns should be allowed to be exposed to the public due to the fact that it's merely information. As stated in the article, "Our constitution rightly defines speech broadly.Any form of expression is presumably protected by the First Amendment." Yes, there are always going to be
possibilities of people misusing information and transforming things that were originally meant to be harmless into something destructive. Society should have access to these new technologies and the world shouldn't fear these new advancements as long as a large majority of people are responsible when using 3D printing.
I do not think that the information on 3D printing guns should be available to the public because we already have some loose gun laws. I don't think there needs to be another way for people to get guns especially ones that can be made from your house and are unregistered. I don't think that people need to be available to access guns as easy considering that the world is already dangerous with what we have now. In the article they say that not releasing the plans is against one of your rights but I agree that we shouldn't let the information on 3D guns available to the public.
3D-printed guns should not be released to the public. My reasoning's are as it states in the article that undetectable guns. There is already a big problem with guns being sold on the street that are used to cause problems around are cities why should we give them more of an advantage to do so? In the article it brings up how there are already a "1985 publication of "The Do-It-Yourself submachine gun: its homemade ,9mm lightweight" but what makes this different is the fact there is so much publicity on this one plan of how to make a gun out of a 3D printer. People of today are all about keeping up with modern society and everybody wants to be involved so bringing attention to this one thing has made the issue a massive problem.
From the information I have learned I think that the printing of 3D guns should not be available to the public at this time. As of right now I see a lot of negatives coming from it. If guns are made at home with no one such as Law Enforcement knowing, many people could get hurt. Children could get a hold of a gun at way to young of an age. A 17 year old could make and carry them illegally and that can be dangerous if in the hands of the wrong person. Also from the article a line states "If we allow this discussion, which concerns only gun designs, to be muddled with our problematic legal framework of gun restrictions, it could lead to a simultaneous weakening of gun and speech rights." I completely agree. I see too many negatives with the 3D printing of guns going to the public too soon. It needs to be discussed on more.
The debate over 3D printers and what they can do has been going on ever since they were invented. Recently there has been debate over the schematics of guns to be made using a 3D printer. This has sparked debate over if this is a 1st ammendment or second ammendment issue. I believe this is a first ammendment issue. The directions and schematics of the weapons are considered speech and should not be allowed to be taken off. However, the making of the weapons is illegal.
Information about 3D printing of guns should not be available to the public. If 3D printing guns become viewable to the public, the designs could be similar to legal guns and would become an issue. Also this has a problem with the First Amendment and we can't do damage to it.
In my opinion I don't believe in letting people print guns using a 3D printer in their own home should be legal. I believe this because of somebody makes a working gun from a printer and they go and rob a bank with it, there is no way that somebody could find out where the bullets came from because of the gun not being liscened. As Matthew Larosiere says "undoubtedly illegal for most people to manufacture a machine gun at home." I believe in this quote because I don't think we need more gun violence in this world.
Controversy is always part of an argument, but when guns are put into play it explodes. Making weapons at home is against the law because the government can not keep track. It becomes a safety issue. Design and art are classes in school. They are a form of expression. Combine the two, and it becomes the question. Are 3D-printed gun plans legal? In the article, it says the this question attend to the First Amendment rather than the Second Amendment. This is true because these plans are a form of press and not actually arms. This makes them perfectly legal as it is a form of "art" and "design".
I do believe that the 3D printing of guns should be public, but only under certain circumstance. I think only certain people should have the pleasure of using these printers. The idea of printing these guns is very good because this would allow people to make guns a lot lighter and easier to carry. One thing people don't realize about these 3D guns is that they can not actually make what is needed to make the gun fire. The one down fall to this is if it gets into the wrong hands something bad could happen. Also if we were to ban these guns, Matthew Larosiere said, "it could lead to a simultaneous weakening of gun and speech rights".
3D printed guns files, should they be available to the public? Some would argue yes, and some would argue no. Restricting the gun files form being public would violate the first amendment of the Constitution. "We need to make sure we don't confuse gun designs with the act of producing an illegal gun." Matthew Larosiere. However, once these types of guns become a problem, only then will people see why they should't be available to the public.
In the article it states things that make my view of the situation change a off and on through it. In the second paragraph it states that "this issue has everything to do with the First Amendment" and also states that people have been confusing it with the second. While on the other hand he also says that many things that he has seen has been in a state of political theater. In my belief after reading this article I think that people shouldn't be able to print 3D guns due to the fact that they may use them for what they think is their own good.
Information on the printing of 3D guns should not be made available to the public because it allows a large production of unregistered guns. The author states, "There are no guns at issue here, only designs embodied in various digital formats." This is true, but until the government has a way of making sure that the 3D printed guns are registered, the plans should not be able to be published.
Using a 3D printer with schematics to gun parts should be illegal. The restriction of gun use and availability should be a very serious matter, but people want to make it not such a big deal about the 3D printed parts just because it's new and different. If the government is very picky about who gets to own a gun; and very rightly so, due to the fact that if anyone could go get a gun there would be a much higher murder rate. If people have the availability to get blueprints for gun parts and build their own, then what would be the point in still restricting who can purchase a gun. People will just be able to go online and download a blueprint to either help them make their gun, or to help make it more deadly.
3D printing of guns should be available to the public. The First Amendment gives every American the right to free speech. Getting rid of these files is unconstitutional. In Larosiere's article he states, "the fact that it is illegal to assemble an undetectable gun is not a reason to go after designs that could conceivably be illegally assembled." Most people are letting the what could happen influence the overall purpose. Not letting the files be available to the public could influence our gun and speech rights represented in the First and Second Amendment.
3D printing guns has become a topic widley discussed topic across the U.S. There are many who believe 3D shouldn't be allowed to the public and only a certain few people should be allowed to have access. Allowing the general public to have the ability to access this information will cause many problems. For example when buying a gun there are certain regulations that everyone must take to register the gun to each person. With 3D printed guns people will not need to go through any regulations in order to acquire a gun. Having this knowledge open to the public could possibly have pros, but the cons strongly out weigh the pros.
No information about 3D printing of guns should not be available to the public. If information about 3D printing of guns were available to the public it would cause people to print 3D guns off the printer. People would print them off and use the guns themselves. Then there is the issue of people getting confused with the gun designs of what is legal and illegal.
The information on 3D guns should not be released to the public, not until the violence that is currently going on in the world is stopped. If 3D guns are given to the people in this world more crimes could happen that could then be untraceable due to the fact it was printed and doesn't have a serial code on it.