Originally Posted by CrazyPhuD
So the one flaw with your argument is explain Mexico? Guns are heavly restricted but all over the place. As to the question of how to get a gun?
Well I could buy a 1-2K small CNC machine....download the CAD drawings and then order a chunk of aluminum online. Once the material arrives about 30 minutes later I'd have my freshly CNC'd firearm.
Of course if I was willing to make something less durable I'd just download the plans and use a 3D printer. It would take even less time and less effort than using a CNC machine.
See one of the problems in the UK is that they have been retrofitting airsoft guns and turning them into real guns. They may not be the most durable things but they get the job done.
With the increasing availability of small inexpensive computer controlled precision machines. The ability of anyone to prohibit any device from getting into the hands of people illegally is increasingly small.
Most prohibitions only prevent lawful ownership and have little impact on illegal ownership.
I wasn't saying it wouldn't happen, and you're right, where there is a will there is a way, obviously. My argument, which you completely missed, is that it would not be as rampant as people make it out to be. Want to test that theory. While Christmas shopping this year, ask every cashier you meet if they know what a 3D printer is. See how much water your argument holds when most of them have no clue. You're confusing your knowledge with general knowledge.
Yes, before you say it, google is a wonderful thing and can teach anyone anything. Where there is a will there is a way. I did like how you completely ignored the most important part of my comment though, part 3.