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What Are the Legal and Ethical Implications of Ghost Guns?

As the new session of the Texas Legislature got underway Tuesday, gun rights advocates held a rally at the state capitol with a machine capable of building firearms with 3D-printing technology. These so-called “ghost guns” have no serial numbers. The event was part of a push to get rid of the state’s handgun licensing requirements […]

As the new session of the Texas Legislature got underway Tuesday, gun rights advocates held a rally at the state capitol with a machine capable of building firearms with 3D-printing technology. These so-called “ghost guns” have no serial numbers. The event was part of a push to get rid of the state’s handgun licensing requirements during the 2015 session.

Houston Matters discusses the ethical and legal implications of making firearms with 3D printers with Cody Wilson, managing director of Defense Distributed, and Dr. Melissa Hamilton, visiting criminal law scholar at the University of Houston Law Center.

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