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Date: 05/06/13 02:13 PM

25 Responses to 3D Plastic Printed guns Have Arrived

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    canusuck Male 30-39
    796 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm
    Link: 3D Plastic Printed guns Have Arrived - Download an App, load your ammo and shoot...the future is here and it is scary.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 2:31 pm
    I noticed most of the more fanatical gun controlists steer clear from this subject. And there`s almost no mention of it in the US government`s debate on the issue The president even mentioned 3D printing in his State of the Union, but no mention of 3D printed weaponry.


    The guy who made this is being made out to be a villain, when he is really more of a messenger. He is telling us what the future will be like. It`s either him, this college 20-something making the first one in a controlled and peaceful way, or criminals. It`s all going to happen regardless, don`t shoot the messenger.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1945 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm
    Oh noes! Da ebil iz apon us!
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    syke22 Male 18-29
    1136 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 2:37 pm
    Scary? How on earth is this scary?
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    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
    425 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 3:09 pm
    The guy who made this is not a villain, nor a messenger. he is a saint. The government should fear its people, after all, they gave it the power..

    The reason these things aren`t mentioned is because under current laws, you only have to register and serialize a manufactured weapon that you are selling.. In essence, if you are the manufacturer of the weapon, then you do not have to register nor transfer anything, and it`s 100% legal. You can use it with no penalties. However ,the obvious dumb question would be what about felons. No , felons can`t own guns, period. Rejoice.

    Funny how it`s a big deal when you can print a gun out, but it`s no biggie when you can print out a perfectly good lower ar receiver that`s good for about 1000 rounds, you can also print out ar mags. Wake up people. Gubbment`s lyin to ya`s
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 3:32 pm
    This is drating scary because it allows any drating knucklehead drat stick to buy a 3D printer and some plastic and print up a gun. Publishing the plans was irresponsible, stupid, non-nice individualish and dumb. I`m not trying to take your guns away, but holy drat, why not publish bomb instructions made from household items? Oh, yeah, when people do THAT we call them terrorists. This idiot is an non-nice individual terrorists poohead.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm
    So much for your "science and progress" isn`t it, Smagboy. Stop being afraid of the future.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    Freedom of information smagboy. It`s a double edged sword, but is needed for true freedom.
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    ak2nc1 Female 18-29
    867 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    This is the beginning of something big. Imagine sending an image digitally to a friend across the world who just 3-D prints it and instantly has some object. After this is possible, mere pictures of things will be illegal to re-send. It`ll be like re-sale, since someone else can 3d print it and have the object for free. Interesting.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1945 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 4:21 pm
    No Smaggy we don`t call people who disseminate information terrorists. We call people who blow s--t up terrorists. See the difference?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33127 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 5:27 pm
    @SmagBoy1: If some "scary person" has $8,000+ to BUY a 3D Printer? He could buy a LOT better guns with that money. More of them too! And the ammo.

    So what`s actually "scary" to you? People with money? Or people with freedom.

    Either way: Obama`s doing his best to put an end to those things! (Money and freedom, not 3D Guns)
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    May 6, 2013 at 5:41 pm
    You can learn how to make a bomb online too. Should we use that argument to eliminate all laws against bombs?
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 5:49 pm
    I think this whole 3D printing thing is being oversold by most reporters. I have no interest in becoming my own manufacturer of objects. For example: I could already, if I wanted to, set up a woodworking shop in my basement and design and build my own furniture. But I prefer to buy my furniture, thank you very much. I have other priorities for how to spend my free time.

    3D printing will be big for people who already spend their time designing and making objects: modelers, some inventors, et al. But the idea that John Q Public, in the World of Tomorrow, is going to stop going to the local stores and will, instead, stay home and make everything on his 3D printer is just plain stupid.
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    canusuck Male 30-39
    796 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 6:04 pm
    Wow, for $8000 you get to make infinite, untraceable guns that can get by any airport scanner as it is in multiple parts and no metal...this is not something everyone should have
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33127 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 6:06 pm
    You can learn how to make a bomb online too. Should we use that argument to eliminate all laws against bombs?
    @FoolsPrussia: ??
    What on Earth are you talking about?

    @Squrlz4: True, but like the old photocopiers, which actually TOOK a PHOTO! And came out wet (remember those?) :-D this batch of "3D Printing" is a step in the direction of "Star Trek Replicators" eh?
    (Even though those are impossible, the idea is similar.)
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33127 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 6:08 pm
    @canusuk: I`m thinking the bullets would still set off the scanners...

    But there already exist several types of "non metal" guns with non-metal bullets even! Hard as heck to make, single use, very expensive...

    Again: If someone`s determined to cause trouble? No amount of "security" will stop them 100% of the time.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
    2193 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 6:13 pm
    @canusuck - as opposed to? You do realize for 20$ worth of hardware parts you could build essentially the same thing?
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm
    I like how people who claim to love science and technology are the ones so afraid of the future and technology. Same people who were afraid of splitting atoms and so on. Luddites.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14654 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 7:46 pm
    Anyone can make a gun. Zip guns are easy to make. You need to ban ammo.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 10:50 pm
    If you`re at the point where you have to ban ammo, that is an admission that you`re losing the battle. It`s an erosion of what can be regulated. First it was just the guns. Then you hear all the talk about magazines. Now we`re down to just the bullets being regulated. With billions of bullets out there alone, there is no way to regulate bullets. You would have an easier time trying to ban alcohol or marijuana, which both turned out wonderfully.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    May 6, 2013 at 11:56 pm
    One round. Any more and you risk it exploding in your hands.

    I wonder how accurate it is? Notice how they didn`t show it`s impact point.
    Any steel tube can fire a bullet. Now, hitting the broad side of a barn, that`s the real trick.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3447 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 1:31 am
    Arms are more than squirrel guns. Hell, they`re more than automatic rifles.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 1:58 am
    Barn doors, broad side, for the shooting of.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 7:37 am
    If you have access to basic machine shop tools you can build a gun too. Have fun trying to "control" the masses it always works out so well......
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 7:38 am
    Anyone can make a gun. Zip guns are easy to make. You need to ban ammo.

    Ya not like you can reload shell casings.....

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