There is a vast difference between pro-system advocates and anti-system advocates. The difference manifests in many ways. This article will demonstrate that.
WNs want guns with 3 characteristics:
That is ***IT***. The printed gun doesn’t need to be pretty, “tactical”, able to fire 1000 rounds, or durable. In fact, the less durable, the better. We’d prefer a gun that only fires about 5 shots, then can be disposed of forever.
One can stand to throw away a 10$ gun. The easiest way to tell is someone will actually use a gun is cost. No survivalist is going to throw away a 2000$ dollar gun. Once a gun is used for its designed purpose, only cops and soldiers can keep it.
Using a gun is just half of the equation. The other half, is getting rid of it. Throwing a gun in the river or burying it is not good enough today. To destroy a metal gun is difficult. 3D printers “should” use the medium to create guns that are much easier eliminate.
Serial number is just one part of it. Guns produce a wide variety of evidence, all of which “should” be eliminated. This is a topic no cop or soldier talks about, because they don’t have to do it.
Odds are good that the 3D gun printing crowd has already been rendered useless. The things they value are not the things that a revolutionary movement needs.
The TRUE game-changing aspect of 3D gun printing is the creation of a cheap, easily disposable gun.