3D Printing

More advanced 3D printers will create some cultural changes. Any group: terrorists, criminals, psychopaths, or NRA (National Rifle Association) will be able to print any number of liftable-size firearms of any conceivable design with a few seconds notice. Any society that takes no measures to protect itself will be greatly reduced in numbers. On the bright side, a flood of extremely cheap weapons will pull the market out from under gun manufacturers. They will no longer be able the fund the NRA. Collecting guns may drop in status comparable to collecting beer cans.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)