The 3D Printed Gun: How 3D Printing is Challenging Gun Control

The 3D Printed Gun: How 3D Printing is Challenging Gun Control

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by Kyle Chayka
     
 
In May 2013, a young Texas law student named Cody Wilson held in his hand the first-ever gun created by a 3D printer, a burgeoning technology that makes it easy for anyone to manufacture almost anything they want in their own homes. The gun—which evades all licensing requirements and has no serial number to track—was a deadly threat that made headlines

Overview

In May 2013, a young Texas law student named Cody Wilson held in his hand the first-ever gun created by a 3D printer, a burgeoning technology that makes it easy for anyone to manufacture almost anything they want in their own homes. The gun—which evades all licensing requirements and has no serial number to track—was a deadly threat that made headlines around the world for the danger it posed to gun control laws. Technology journalist Kyle Chayka draws on conversations over the past two years with Wilson to tell the full story of the 3D-printed Liberator gun. An introduction to 3D printing technology as well as a gripping, dramatic tale, “The Printed Gun” is required reading for life in our ever-changing technological landscape.

(Cover by Doug Chayka)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148612247
Publisher:
HMLA, Inc.
Publication date:
10/10/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
115 KB

Meet the Author

Kyle Chayka is a technology and culture journalist living in Brooklyn who has contributed to The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Atlantic, and other publications, where he has covered topics ranging from legalized marijuana to digital currencies. His writing also appears in "Reading Pop Culture: A Portable Anthology" from Bedford St. Martin’s (2013). He is a graduate of Tufts University. You can follow him on Twitter @chaykak.

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The 3D Printed Gun: How 3D Printing is Challenging Gun Control 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Virtually every statement about existing gun laws is wrong. Example:In the USA citizens donot need a license to own the receiver for an AR type rifle or pistol.
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People have to watch out for this Cody Wilson guy, and for Kyle Chayka, and the way he can compellingly tell a story, and make its real-world implications clear. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a succinct but generous rumination upon the 3D printer and its implications, examined via the lens of its greatest symbol to date: Cody Wilson's controversial Liberator handgun. one of the best and most compact reads i've enjoyed this year.
mariskreizman More than 1 year ago