I've gushed about 3D printing so much that I think I've made most people here sick of the subject, but nuts to you all! I'm going to keep on writing about it anyway. If you've been spared so far, let me get you up to speed. 3D printing is like a primitive version of a Star Trek replicator; give it a design, provide it with the base materials, and it'll print it out in no time. From producing simple tools and parts to even houses, the potential for the technology is almost limitless... as this article no doubt demonstrates. BBC News I guess our chances for comprehensive gun control are truly... shot. This project comes at an interesting time in American culture. After recent tragedies, the topic of gun control has once again taken center stage. Some suggest sweeping changes to existing laws - banning certain weapon types outright, introducing universal background checks, etc. But what do you do when just about anyone can print out a gun for themselves in the comfort of their own home? How can you hope to stop that? Do you ban 3D printers outright despite their massive potential? Do you try to outlaw and restrict certain designs? Or do we just give up on the prospect altogether? As technology only continues to advance and change the world around us, these are the sorts of issues we as a society will have to confront. I hope for the best, but really, there's no telling what these changes might trigger. Alright, alright, I'm done. That's the last gun one.