Soundbites: Dangers of 3D-printed guns
Dr. Frederick Rivara, UW Medicine's chief of general pediatrics, talks about why allowing 3D printing of guns is a bad idea. First, it would allow individuals who have been banned from having firearms to access to guns by simply downloading software code to a printer. Second, the 3D guns look like toys, which can confuse young children.
"If kids can find a gun or something that looks like a gun, they will, half the time, pull the trigger," said Rivara, citing recent studies.
He discusses the topic in this downloadable video segment.