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Fri May 24, 2013, 10:39 AM

Will arms manufacturers find a way to prevent people from making firearms

at home using 3-D printing?
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Reply Will arms manufacturers find a way to prevent people from making firearms (Original post)
hedgehog May 2013 OP
MotherPetrie May 2013 #1
catnhatnh May 2013 #2
Fresh_Start May 2013 #3
Dreamer Tatum May 2013 #4
LoveIsNow May 2013 #5
Dreamer Tatum May 2013 #8
NightWatcher May 2013 #6
X_Digger May 2013 #7
cynatnite May 2013 #9

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 10:40 AM

1. I'm sure the NRA is drafting legislation as we speak

 

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 10:57 AM

2. Gee-I hope so. N/T

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 10:59 AM

3. They will SUDDENLY be in favor of registration....nt

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 11:06 AM

4. Why would they?

Maker's Mark produces a better bourbon than I could ever make on my own. Why would I try and risk blinding or poisoning myself? Same principle with guns.

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #4)

Fri May 24, 2013, 11:17 AM

5. The analogy is a bit flawed

With a 3-Design printer, you can download schematics designed by someone who knows what they're doing, and the machine will make it automatically, without room for human error.

It would be like if you had a robotic whiskey distillery in your basement that takes a recipe from a boutique, small-batch bourbon distiller in Kentucky and distills, barrels, ages, and bottles it for you, replicating the original perfectly.

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Response to LoveIsNow (Reply #5)

Fri May 24, 2013, 11:38 AM

8. That sounds way more expensive than just buying a gun, is my point. nt

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 11:24 AM

6. The 3D gun printer hysteria is poutrageous BS

It will never be a measurable source of weapons. It's a distraction. There are how many million guns floating around and I've seen videos of 3 printed guns being used, each of those costing a ton to produce on these expensive printers.

3D printed guns are not and will not be anything more than Internet discussion fodder.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 11:28 AM

7. No more than they prevent CNC firearms, or AK 'built parties'.

Heck, if I were a nefarious person, I could built a perfectly serviceable and safe zip gun from the plumbing aisle at home depot and the average set of tools in a household garage.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 11:39 AM

9. Not if they can figure out a way to make a profit off of it. n/t

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