The president last week announced his gun-control plan, which includes enacting a new and stronger assault-weapons ban, limiting magazines to 10 rounds, background checks for prospective buyers and extending mental health treatment to Americans, reports Fox News.
Democrats stated they felt confident that Congress will pass the gun-control legislation on the heels of the "Guns Across America" event on Saturday where participants gathered to protest against stricter limits sought on firearms.
While the debate goes on, many Americans are stocking up on ammunition in San Diego leading to little or no stock, as it was noted at the Walmart on Los Coches Road.
What most people don't realize that because of the Gun Control Act of 1968, which makes it legal to build your own gun, there are many people in San Diego that are doing just that at a North County machine shop.
By simply buying a piece of aluminum that runs around $80.00, you have begun your first step to making your own gun. With the help of a computer-controlled milling machine it turns the aluminum into a receiver for a gun. Add a magazine, stock, barrel and trigger, and your gun is finished.
The most popular gun is the AR-15 which takes about five hours to make. You add the rest of the parts for an additional $800 to $1,200, and you now have your very own gun, which is also untraceable because of no serial numbers, that is legal to own.
The Gun Control Act of 1968 reads that "with certain exceptions a firearm may be made by a non-licensee provided it is not for sale and the maker is not prohibited from possessing firearms."
ABC10 news went to the machine shop last last year to learn more about the process and walked away with a AR-15 that was fully functional and tested at a nearby range.
Along with building your own gun, many are not aware that Wiki Weapon is planning on providing instruction kits for guns which will let you download the kits and print them out on your own 3D printer.
The project called Wiki Weapon is developing CAD files that will allow anyone to download files to a 3D printer to produce prototype plastic handguns, i.e., a completely printable gun.
The guns will be almost completely plastic, and other than the solenoid the gun is 100 percent 3D printable.
On the Defense Distributed website they state:
"This project might change the way we think about gun control and consumption. How do governments behave if they must one day operate on the assumption that any and every citizen has near instant access to a firearm through the internet? Let's find out."