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    25 Jul '18 17:561 edit
    https://3dprint.com/139537/3d-printed-guns/

    Pretty interesting article about 3-D printing and gun control. The article states that although you can currently make guns with a 3-D printer, at most they are good for one shot and is all. This is because the plastic used to make the guns are not capable of continued use.

    However, there are 3-D printers that can print metal guns. These printers are much more expensive though and range from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Therefore, the author did not seem all that concerned that these printers would make it virtually impossible to have gun control implemented due to the cost

    But we all know how technology develops. What they can't do today they figure out tomorrow as the costs go down with it. And there may be some happy with just one shot

    So what say you? Should 3-D printing be nixed for the common man or only used by the government?
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    25 Jul '18 18:00
    Originally posted by @whodey
    https://3dprint.com/139537/3d-printed-guns/

    Pretty interesting article about 3-D printing and gun control. The article states that although you can currently make guns with a 3-D printer, at most they are good for one shot and is all. This is because the plastic used to make the guns are not capable of continued use.

    However, there are 3-D printers t ...[text shortened]... o what say you? Should 3-D printing be nixed for the common man or only used by the government?
    Who really cares Whodey!? We have over 300 million guns in circulation in America today, 3D printers are not going to make much difference one way or the other, and loons like you are still paranoid them "darn Liberals are going to take our guns away" Why don't you find something else to get paranoid about.😞
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    25 Jul '18 19:34
    Originally posted by @whodey
    https://3dprint.com/139537/3d-printed-guns/

    Pretty interesting article about 3-D printing and gun control. The article states that although you can currently make guns with a 3-D printer, at most they are good for one shot and is all. This is because the plastic used to make the guns are not capable of continued use.

    However, there are 3-D printers t ...[text shortened]... o what say you? Should 3-D printing be nixed for the common man or only used by the government?
    What say you?
  4. Standard memberDeepThought
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    25 Jul '18 19:57
    Originally posted by @whodey
    https://3dprint.com/139537/3d-printed-guns/

    Pretty interesting article about 3-D printing and gun control. The article states that although you can currently make guns with a 3-D printer, at most they are good for one shot and is all. This is because the plastic used to make the guns are not capable of continued use.

    However, there are 3-D printers t ...[text shortened]... o what say you? Should 3-D printing be nixed for the common man or only used by the government?
    Simple, control the supply of ammunition. A gun is an inefficient hammer without bullets.
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    25 Jul '18 20:195 edits
    Originally posted by @whodey
    https://3dprint.com/139537/3d-printed-guns/

    Pretty interesting article about 3-D printing and gun control. The article states that although you can currently make guns with a 3-D printer, at most they are good for one shot and is all. This is because the plastic used to make the guns are not capable of continued use.

    However, there are 3-D printers t ...[text shortened]... o what say you? Should 3-D printing be nixed for the common man or only used by the government?
    I saw an interview last night on this. The guns seemed fine firing more than one shot; however, they said they cost more than if someone buys one or builds one themselves. So, only those who cannot buy one will be making one. And, as you can see, they are made out of plastic and not very durable. They could easily fail at anytime. I say it's a stupid idea and it gives access to guns to people who should not have them. As you Whodey. It will not be long until one of these guns explodes in someones face and they sue the company that puts these online. End of plastic guns. Guns made of steal are actually much easier to make with the right tools. .
  6. SubscriberTom Wolsey
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    26 Jul '18 02:02
    Originally posted by @deepthought
    Simple, control the supply of ammunition. A gun is an inefficient hammer without bullets.
    That policy was already underway under Obama.
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    26 Jul '18 02:081 edit
    Originally posted by @great-king-rat
    What say you?
    Well the US already has some gun control. With these 3-D printers though, they could undermine what now exists.

    The article seemed to feel that only the really expensive metal 3-D printers were a threat to gun control since they can cost up to $100,000.

    For the average person this is a lot of money, but it is not a lot of money for someone who wants to boot leg selling guns.
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    26 Jul '18 02:08
    Originally posted by @deepthought
    Simple, control the supply of ammunition. A gun is an inefficient hammer without bullets.
    Can't the printers make the bullets as well?
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    26 Jul '18 03:32
    Originally posted by @whodey
    Can't the printers make the bullets as well?
    Not the powder 😉
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    26 Jul '18 05:122 edits
    Surely there is a more economically attractive technological advance than 3D gun-making technology, that idiots can be led to use to disrupt the world order, .Something like portable automated synthesis of drone-delivered biological weapons.from indigenous materials..
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    26 Jul '18 10:11
    The problem here is the misleading premise.

    Photo copying didn’t end the passport, internet streaming hasn’t murdered the cinema and 3-D guns will have little impact on gun control.
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    26 Jul '18 10:47
    Originally posted by @shavixmir
    The problem here is the misleading premise.

    Photo copying didn’t end the passport, internet streaming hasn’t murdered the cinema and 3-D guns will have little impact on gun control.
    You're right shav, its got to be by accident surely. Home made guns have been around as long as guns have been around. The interesting thing about 3d guns is not the tech its the kerffule around them. The media coverage, the reaction.

    Worlds simplest gun: Two pieces of pipe, one sliding inside the other , outer one needs a cap on it, and a shot gun cartridge. Might take a couple of goes to set it off.
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    26 Jul '18 10:59
    Originally posted by @shavixmir
    The problem here is the misleading premise.

    Photo copying didn’t end the passport, internet streaming hasn’t murdered the cinema and 3-D guns will have little impact on gun control.
    But like Thou says, control the GUNPOWDER not the bullets and you don't 3D print that stuff.
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    26 Jul '18 11:49
    Originally posted by @athousandyoung
    Not the powder 😉
    not a problem...

    https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/09/25/making-gunpowder-from-urine-natural-materials/
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    26 Jul '18 11:51
    Originally posted by @whodey
    Well the US already has some gun control. With these 3-D printers though, they could undermine what now exists.

    The article seemed to feel that only the really expensive metal 3-D printers were a threat to gun control since they can cost up to $100,000.

    For the average person this is a lot of money, but it is not a lot of money for someone who wants to boot leg selling guns.
    Plus these self-made guns have no registration number and are untraceable. I am quite sure it will not be long before 3D printers are in every home just like a microwave oven and a hand held computer, your phone, which is more powerful than very expensive computers of thirty years ago.
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