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Printer of 3D weapons wins- distribution issue

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7/10/2018, 7:11 pm Link to this post PM spud100 Blog
 
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That looks like one interesting weapon.

From the end of the linked article - which was clean and to the point:

"Breitbart News spoke with Cody Wilson after the settlement was reached. He said, “Our culture will not just be preserved, but will have a new life in the Internet. The age of the downloadable gun has formally begun.”

I would like to read a review of it regarding reliability and expected lifetime.

Many printable guns have been made before this. Before the net and while it has existed, peeps have made "DIY guns" using commonly available pipes and machine tools.

One Brit did this, and after being told to stop, with "Brit Bulldog stubbornness" he persisted in his backyard personal hobbyists' "machine shop." He fought the Brit State for years, finally being arrested.

In one much more recent, and at the time mildly famous case, Wired showed a vid of one of its guys "printing a real metal gun." This -

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That was an eggageration. He was using a modified variation of what has existed in the commercial machining world for decades - automated machining of metal.

In this case, the product is used this way. First, the customer opens a box, places it on a table-top, and plugs it in. An order now has to be made to get a pre-machined block of metal. The customer will recieve a solid block of metal that is cut into a specific shape.

This piece of solid metal is placed into the machine in a very specific way. The video showed that to be easy to do. Then press dials.

It automatically grinds the pre-cut chunk of solid metal into the right part of a gun that is controlled by the Feds.

At one or two points the guy from the website had to call the company and ask advice.

At the end, he had his "gun part."

You see, most adults can legally purchase all the separate parts of a gun except that part that this device carves out.

If you buy a part like the one he made it is different. You would find that to be just like buying a gun. You identify yourself to a legal gun seller and he keeps a record in his files and reports not you, but that someone has purchased it. It comes with a serial number reported to the Feds.

That company selling that "part grinder," and this guy are the same guys. He and his cohors have made giant leaps forward. I anticipate that the ATF will work with the DOJ to take another shot at this.

This is the "grinder," which is nicknamed "ghost gun" -

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And I'm really surprised that the "grinder" had not been stopped.

But like that "Brit bulldog," we have many subborn Yanks. And many of them are machinists with access to tools.

For them, they need no stinking computers:

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We are now too free! Some of us can truly "arm up" off the books. Thats "too much Second Amendment," people!

Scare stories will pop up that criminals are using this or that downloadable data. In some cases, it may even be true! I doubt it will happen much. They have good thing going with very little serious policing of the inner city gangs.

If they start manhine gunning things a lot, it will be like the Prohibition era in a bad way for these guys - the publicity will force the Feds to step up and face the gunfire to get any "machine gunning hoods."

That kind of effort will include even more strenuous re-fighting of this in court.

So I hope many more designs go out, and accompany the many on the net for a while - before a clamp comes back down!
7/10/2018, 8:33 pm Link to this post PM greendocnowciv Blog
 
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Interesting developments Doc. Print us up a few of these and we'll all have a jolly time.

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7/10/2018, 11:45 pm Link to this post PM spud100 Blog
 
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Noooot too realistic, no. Cool, for sure.

This has many parts I would print if was that 3D printing fool - and machine the lower receiver. Its an oddball but actually good.

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7/11/2018, 12:20 am Link to this post PM greendocnowciv Blog
 
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I nobody has a chain gun, only criminals will have chain guns!
7/11/2018, 12:03 pm Link to this post PM spud100 Blog
 
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"If chain guns are outlawed, only criminals will have chain guns!"

Spud, me lad, you have a great slogan for that guy with the printed gun and other "DIY gun" ideas.

He clearly wants to push the envelope on gun rights. That juuuust might do it.

Altho - you may recall that Elon sold out on a durn flame thrower for anyone who wanted to bid on one.

That was a gimmicky fundraising experience for the "Musk Empire" of companies. That only got a little press.

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Maybe he would have to go further!
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