TEASER: How 3D Printed Guns Will Rewrite Our Laws
Ghost guns. Untraceable weapons manufactured in the home. They’ve been with us forever, but they’ve taken on a new menace in the age of 3D printers and digital distribution.
Here to walk us through the new phenomenon is Mark A Tallman. Tallman is an Assistant Professor of Homeland Security & Emergency Management at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He’s also the author of Ghost Guns. Ghost Guns is an in depth, data driven, and dare I say nerdy deep dive into homemade weapons in the post-industrial age.
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- Recorded on 8/25/20
- The second amendment
- Cody Wilson and his terrible gun
- Working on guns is like working on cars
- “Most gun nerds are low risk”
- Why ban the bump stock?
- Additive manufacturing and the DIY weapons of mass destruction
- Recycling plastics into weapons
- The security implications of the fourth industrial revolution
- Raytheon has 3D printed a missile
- The tech backlash
- The costs of compliance only hit the open sectors, but don’t halt illicit activity
- The rise of the surveillance state
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