Controlled By Guns

Texas hackers produce a well-functioning home-made gun from a 3-D printer. A technical triumph; a moral and political conundrum. You might expect the National Rifle Association to applaud; but the NRA relies for funding on the small-arms industry, which will be horrified. The Maker movement should be thrilled too — but how many of its members are gun enthusiasts? From Congress, expect a flurry of laws that don’t work (1,234 words)

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