Some Iowa State University students upset by timing of mass email on 3D-printed guns

Some Iowa State University students upset by timing of mass email on 3D-printed guns

A campus-wide email promoting an event about 3D-printed guns has upset some Iowa State University students in the wake of mass shootings in Boulder, Colorado, and Atlanta. The email sent Tuesday by Students for 2A — a day after a gunman killed 10 people at a Boulder grocery store — featured a GIF of a pistol being printed. Members of the student organization had arranged the mass email request before they were aware of the Boulder shooting, Students for 2A president Daniel Eisenstein told the Ames Tribune. He said the student group was "incensed by the disgusting violence" in Boulder and Atlanta. The presentation on home gunsmithing scheduled for next week will go on as planned, he said. "If we consider delaying or canceling our presentations, we would fail to meet the goals of our organization, including our ability to have open and honest discussions with those who vehemently disagree with us," Eisenstein said via email. Related: Boulder, Atlanta mass killings were among 7 so far this year. Here are the others you might have missed. Iowa State spokesperson Angie Hunt said Students for 2A had followed university policy in planning and promoting the event, adding that the presentation is "not a demonstration of 3D printing or weapons." "While not everyone may support the topic, all students have the right to gather and discuss issues that others may feel are controversial or do not align with their values," Hunt said in a statement. "We understand our students’ concerns, and […]

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