It’s About Time! 3D-Printed Missiles Now Exist

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The day for which we have all long waited is finally here: missiles printed with a 3D printer can now exist.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Okay, maybe we have not all long awaited this day, but many who have eyed the burgeoning technology of 3D printing have waited to see what the exciting technology will develop next. As 3D-printing technology becomes more and more available and more and more sophisticated, liberals are panicking as they come to understand that the ability to manufacture weapons will soon be widespread in the civilian world and the tight grip on point-of-sale that they have sought for decades will soon be rendered moot.

Raytheon, a weapons manufacturer with contracts for the government, can now build a missile built almost entirely from 3D-printed parts.

Raytheon stated in a press release,

“The day is coming when missiles can be printed. Researchers at Raytheon Missile Systems say they have already created nearly every component of a guided weapon using additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3-D printing. The components include rocket engines, fins, parts for the guidance and control systems, and more.”

 

“You could potentially have these in the field,” Raytheon engineer Jeremy Danforth stated in the release. “Machines making machines. The user could [print on demand]. That’s the vision.”

So, what is the point of a 3D-printed missile? Gizmodo’s Chris Mills pointed out the value:

“For the time being, Raytheon is mostly interested in the cost savings that additive manufacturing can promise, but for the military, there’s a lot of logistical upsides as well: put a stack of raw materials and a 3-D printer on an aircraft carrier, and you could have a virtually unlimited supply of munitions for the aircraft.”

No, the casual user of a 3D printer could probably not print the needed materials for a missile (yet). And while many might wonder if this is a good idea, the simple fact remains that the debate over 3D-printed weapons fully illustrates the futility of the left’s position on weapons:

Weapons will always be accessible to those who want them. Whether they are printed or are old Saturday Night Specials being sold out of the back of a van, those who wish to get their hands on firearms, will. Gun control laws that aim to restrict access to firearms only endanger the law-abiding population and the sooner the left realizes this undeniable fact the safer we will be as a society.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Greg Campbell
Greg Campbell
An unapologetic patriot and conservative, Greg emerged within the blossoming Tea Party Movement as a political analyst dedicated to educating and advocating for the preservation of our constitutional principles and a free-market solution to problems birthed by economic liberalism. From authoring scathing commentaries to conducting interviews with some of the biggest names in politics today including party leaders, activists and conservative media personalities, Greg has worked to counter the left’s media narratives with truthful discussions of the biggest issues affecting Americans today. Greg’s primary area of focus is Second Amendment issues and the advancement of honest discussion concerning the constitutional right that protects all others. He lives in the Northwest with his wife, Heather, and enjoys writing, marksmanship and the outdoors.
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