If you haven't been reading up on 3D printing lately, you should. While the technology is still very much in its infancy, the potential it holds is staggering. They may soon be used to revolutionize factories, construction, and space exploration. (Please note: I'm not stopping there because I ran out of things to list; I'm stopping there because if I kept on going, I'd be here all night.) 3D Printing isn't just something large corporations and government agencies will have access to, either. Consumer models for the home are already being sold and marketed. Their use is a bit limited right now, but one group has been looking into changing all that. The Defense Distributed project, lead by University of Texas graduate Cody Wilson, recently received funding to design a 3D-printable firearm. Anyone with a 3D printer and the proper materials would be able to forge their own handgun in the comforts of their home. However, it looks like the project has suffered a bit of a misfire. CNET Considering the aim of this project, this sort of backlash isn't much of a surprise. The law around an initiative like this is pretty murky, and worry over the scope of it is certainly understandable. After all, how can you hope to regulate firearms when everyone can easily make their own? Defense Distributed is not deterred, yet. Despite this wave of setbacks, they're refusing to recoil from the project's aims. So, what do you think? Do these guys have a shot, or should they be suppressed in the name of safety?