How is the possibility of 3-D memes not way scarier than guns (which we already have)?

Today, several things finally justified their existence: 3-D printing, memes, and the 156-year-old news and culture magazine, The AtlanticUntil now, memes were just for killing time online, 3-D printing was just for scaring gun-control advocates, and The Atlantic was just for siting on your coffee table looking smart. That all changed when Alexis C. Madrigal, a senior editor at The Atlantic received a 3-D printed version of the Sad Keanu Reeves meme, and made this epic photojournal of their adventures together. While the pictures are great in and of themselves, we've included some snippets of this (much larger) story with the author's own captions because they're great.

Sources: The Atlantic