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I don't think that they will have too much control on what somebody will be able to print in the comfort of their home. I'm sure that there will be CAD files in torrent form that people will download. Advanced users will be able to write their own CAD files. These 3D printers will make everything from spare body parts to weapons. The price keeps dropping as the technology advances.
Laws aren't about preventing people from doing things, they're about justifying punishing them for doing something you didn't want them to.
It is about control, though. In this case, I wonder if it's less about public safety issues and more about products made that aren't taxed or regulated. Same thing goes for growing your own vegetables vs. buying them at the store.
Department Of Defense Is Spending Millions Trying to 3D-Print Weapons
Not surprising. The government does a lot of things it tells everyone else not to do.