And then, there's this...
Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:09 PM
3D Printed semi-automatic firearms that you can make yourself at home (if you have a 3D Printer)...
Obviously, we're a ways away from having this technology at home for everyone to use... But interesting, none the less.
Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:46 PM
Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:52 PM
There are no shortcuts. No do-overs. What happened, happened. Trust me. I know. All of this matters.
Madden 13 SB Champ in the CAG gentleman's league.
Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:13 PM
Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:15 PM
Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:32 PM
I was watching this on PBS, and the guy making these kept ranting about how these things can't be regulated.
Thing is though, he's right.
The only option would be to regulate who can own/use a 3D printer. That would stall it for years, but I don't see such a regulation standing for long. I know I want my 3D printer.
Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:20 AM
Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:39 PM
“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” -Mark Twain
“When a great genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." -Jonathon Swift
Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:37 PM
Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:07 AM
The Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 is one of those products of a quieter time when Congress could actually pass gun control legislation. It was a response to the panic over plastic weapons -- easily smuggle-able through airports. Wayne LaPierre's ability to convince people that a law that might be broken wasn't worth passing was not yet fully developed. The law passed, with a 25-year sunset provision.Yes. It expires at the end of this year. Rep. Steve Israel, who chairs the DCCC (which is supposed to elect a Democratic Congress), is readying a renewal of the law that would add language banning gun components. The reason: He's worried about the rise of 3-D printing, which is being perfected as a way to make reliable gun components and magazines, utterly beyond the reach of licensed gun sellers.
I asked noted futurist Newt Gingrich today about the possibilities of the 3-D printing movement, and whether they made gun bans irrelevant.
"This is one of these things we're fascinated with," he said. "If I can find a cheap one, I'm giving [nephew] Robert a 3-D printer for his birthday. The fact is that I think the F-35 has 800 parts that can be manufactured by 3-D manufacturing. 3-D printing is really beginning to be a really sophisticated thing. The question is: How do you think you're going to control it? I have a 3-D printer. I decide to make gun magazines. You tell me, gee, there's a federal law against that. You're going to fine me? They can't find the guys who are killing each other in Chicago, but you'll have to register your 3-D printer? I think we're right at the tipping point of a world that is amazingly different. We have almost no political conversation about it."
They truly hate the 2nd Amendment. Truly. Won't stop any mass shootings. So let's not do it.
Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:30 PM