This is perfect. The governor of New York has, in his infinite wisdom, signed into law a bill restricting firearms magazines to seven rounds. So along comes a company that allows an owner of a 3D printer to make his own 30-rounders. It calls them the “Cuomo.”
Is that sweet justice, or what?
It not only emphasizes the ridiculous law – as if it will have anything to do with deterring criminal attacks on innocents – but also celebrates the advances in technology that neutralizes such foolishness by retrograde politicians like Gov. Cuomo.
Here’s a little from the article (which includes a video of how well the printed magazines work):
In response to the upsurge in gun violence, politicians are proposing restrictions on the number of bullets that handgun and rifle magazines can hold. And just as they do, new printing technology blows holes right through that debate. The 3-D printing gunsmiths at Defense Distributed are about to release blueprints for an upgraded magazine that won’t degrade even after you fire hundreds of rounds…
In recent tests at a gun range near Austin, Texas, Defense Distributed fired a total of 342 rounds using the magazine with no issues, according to the group’s founder, Cody Wilson. The group fired 227 of those rounds using full automatic fire, while swapping out the barrels on the rifle to keep them cool.
The magazine worked just fine, thank you. The barrels got hot and had to be replaced, but the magazines worked just fine.
I wonder if Cuomo has seen the video. I hope so. I hope it drives him crazy. I hope lots of politicians see it. I hope it drives them crazy.
What are they going to do? Restrict the video? How is that going to work, exactly? Restrict the sale of 3D printers? How would they enforce that? Especially 3D printers that are capable of replicating themselves?
Eternally optimistic liberal New York Democrat Steve Israel is rising to the challenge: “Background checks and gun regulations will do little good if criminals can print high-capacity magazines at home. 3-D printing is a new technology that shows great promise, but also requires new guidelines. Law enforcement officials should have the power to stop high-capacity magazines from proliferating with a Google search.”
Response from Defense Distributed? “Good … luck.”