At SxSW, 3D Printed Guns Get Their Turn in the Spotlight

(ComputerWorld) Pro-gun, nonprofit Defense Distributed’s CEO Cody Wilson presented Monday afternoon at SxSW and stands by his group’s efforts despite opposition. 3D printing’s capabilities have generated considerable buzz at South by Southwest Interactive over the past few days.

“When I read some of the coverage of this event, it’s like, ‘Look at the amazing things we’ve done with 3D printing,’” said Wilson. “But people don’t know what to do with it. It’s all cupcakes and lawn gnomes.” His group’s hope is that 3D printing technology will eventually become so advanced and widespread that it will render gun control laws meaningless.