Horry Clap, a hoplophobic Luddite. Never thought there’d be such a thing, but there ya go. Rocks in his head, and his head in the sand. Amazing.
Downloading a gun’s design plans to your computer, building it on a three-dimensional printer and firing it minutes later. No background checks, no questions asked.
Sound far-fetched? It’s not. And that is disquieting for gun control advocates.
Rep. Steven Israel, D-NY, said the prospect of such guns becoming reality is reason enough for the renewal of the Undetectable Firearms Act, which makes illegal the building of guns that can’t be detected by X-ray or metallic scanners. That law expires at the end of 2013.
At least one group, called Defense Distributed, is claiming to have created downloadable weapon parts that can be built using the increasingly popular new-generation of printer that utilizes plastics and other materials to create 3-D objects with moving parts. University of Texas law student Cody Wilson, the 24-year-old “Wiki Weapons” project leader, says the group last month test fired a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle—one of the weapon types used in the Connecticut elementary school massacre—which was built with some key parts created on a 3-D printer. The gun was fired six times before it broke.
Oh fer the love of Allah. You friggin ijits. You udder maroons.
We covered this story - the Print A Gun - what was it, 2 years ago? 3 years ago?
It don’t work. Period. It will never work. Period.
Even if you had a printer that could use metallic powder instead of plastic powder, and build up a shape made from printed steel, it would not work as a gun. The Wiki Weapons people may have created a few parts for an AR-15 on their printers, but let’s get a group realization that there are plenty of parts on a gun that are not subject to the pressures and stresses of firing. For example, you could build the sites or the carrying handle out of printer plastic, and it would work for a bit. Perhaps, maybe, you could make a few of the trigger assembly parts the same way, and they’d work for a bit. WTH, these parts are made out of plastic on the “real” ones already, just a much better grade of plastic. But there is NO WAY IN HELL, EVER, that the barrel, bolt, bolt carrier, upper receiver, firing pin, or any of the springs could be plasti-printed and made to work, even once. NOT EVEN ONCE. You need forged steel or titanium to contain the immense forces created when you fire a gun. 65,000psi, and short term plasma temperatures nearly as hot as the surface of the sun. You can’t get there from this article’s here.
This is fear mongering journalism. Completely unhinged irresponsible crap ... brought to you by FOX NEWS. [2A fans take note: you now have NO friends in the media, not even Fox]
And even more frightening is that some bed wetter in government has already made up a law preventing such a thing, so long ago that it’s up for renewal. Horry clap.
You want to print yourself a “gun”? Google up “Alice papermodel”. They’ll see you the pages you want. But you have to print them on card stock, then cut them out and do a whole lot of gluing. Because they’re selling you a model. Granted, it’s a photo-realistic, 3D, full scale model. Realistic enough so that if you take your model to the mall you’ll probably get shot. But in theory you could download it. But in reality, it is not, never was, and never ever could be a functional firearm.
“guns” you could print: lifesize cardstock models from Alice Papermodel.
The Stupidity and downright Ignorance is absolutely Stunning isn’t it.
And whats worse is these fuckwads not only are allowed to vote but get elected and write laws you and I have to follow???
Lets see, something about cold days and Hades seems about right.
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