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Donald Trump sees the madness of 3-D printable guns. So why is his administration allowing them?

Donald Trump sees the madness of 3-D printable guns. So why is his administration allowing them?

If tomorrow, someone announced they were going to distribute concealable firearms that were untraceable and immune to airport metal detectors, you would expect the federal government to block that plan with every tool at its disposal, wouldn’t you? Any president or member of Congress who objected to such lethal devices might, at worst, risk losing the votes of assassins, organized crime figures and terrorists, but what American has forgotten 9/11 so quickly or completely that they are delighted with the prospect of so-called “ghost” guns flooding the market?

Yet that’s exactly what’s happening right here and right now with 3-D printable plastic guns, the plans for which were...

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