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Democratic Bill Would Ban 3D Printing Firearm Schematics

Aug 23, 2021 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    98% Extremely Conservative

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  • Policy Leaning

    -84% Extremely Liberal

  • Politician Portrayal

    54% Positive

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

67% : D.D. claimed that the State Department barring their right to distribute 3D schematics online constituted a violation of the First Amendment.
65% : Thus, the law would raise criticisms as a violation of the First Amendment.
56% : Congress seeks not to regulate the rights of computer programmers under the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, but rather to curb the pernicious effects of untraceable ... firearms."
56% : The result would be a huge landmark for gun control advocates if the Supreme Court upheld the law and a huge landmark for gun rights groups if the law were struck down.
45% : In 1996, the Ninth Circuit Appellate Court ruled that source code was protected under the First Amendment (Bernstein v. U.S.).
41% : Critics of the practice have called these 3D-printed firearms "ghost guns" because they lack serial numbers and are difficult for law enforcement to trace.
38% : Undetectable and untraceable 3D-printed guns allow criminals to circumvent law enforcement and commit crimes.

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