Should We Fear 3D Printed Guns? (with Matthew Larosiere)

Released Friday, 10th August 2018
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Matthew Larosiere joins us to discuss how his interest in the design and development of weapons is controversial. Larosiere argues that most people agree that everyone should be able to defend themselves. However, most people do not understand that “aimed fire” is actually more effective than peppering bullets hoping to hit your target. The “aimed fire” technique is actually the most utilized military tactic because it results in a higher level of precision and accuracy. 
Larosiere also touches on how 3D-printed guns have been in the spotlight in recent news. The outrage about 3D-printed guns arose because many people did not understand that, in the United States, there is no law against manufacturing your own gun, in your home, for personal use. There are, of course, laws that prevent the sale and exportation of homemade guns, but it is not illegal to have a hobby, need, or want to manufacture your own gun.
Why would anyone own a gun? What is the most effective mechanism to defend yourself? What is the difference between an automatic and semiautomatic weapon? What is a bump stock? Does magazine capacity matter at all? Is there something wrong with collecting things that inflict harm on others?

Further Reading:

The fight over 3D-printed gun plans has nothing to…, written by Matthew Larosiere
Yes, Washington, The First Amendment Even Protects…, written by Ilya Shapiro and Matthew Larosiere
Losing Count: The Empty Case for “High-Capacity” M…, written by Matthew Larosiere
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