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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Considering the cost of a printer, the material to make it and the possibility of personal injury in firing this thing, it's just easier and cheaper to go buy a real firearm.

    3D printing has a long way to go before we're going to get reliable, safe 3D printed guns. The Democrats are seriously overreacting to this thing.

    Wonder if the file has a disclaimer about risk of personal injury from firing the weapon. I wouldn't be surprised if more people end up hurting themselves when the firearm malfunctions then people injured by intentional usage.
    A highly inaccurate weapon that basically self-destructs and has serious risk of injury to the user or innocent bystanders? Yeah, why would anyone want to stop that from being sold?
    Cars should have seatbelts. Guns shouldn't explode in the hands of the shooter.

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    Furthermore, when you consider the costs of it, it frankly doesn't make any sense if you're going to commit a crime with this. It's easier just to buy a stolen firearm then go through this mess to get a single shot pistol that has the potential to seriously malfunction in your hand. In fact, we should actually be encouraging criminals to go buy a cheap 3D printer, print this and then get potentially seriously injured when the device fails.
    They don't make sense yet. Will that still be true 5 years from now?
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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I wonder what the barrel life is for this thing?
    One shot, at best.

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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    The start up cost is expensive, but the materials are fairly cheap. Seems like a great way to produce one-off weapons for criminals.
    Who would ever want a one-off weapon that fires a single shot and becomes a worthless hunk of plastic?
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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Who would ever want a one-off weapon that fires a single shot and becomes a worthless hunk of plastic?
    If the choice were that or no gun, I'd take it.

    Are you familiar with the original Liberator? A gun designed to be air dropped to resistance forces to use in the procurement of a real gun?
    300px-M1942_liberator.jpg

    It makes sense, in a WROL situation if you saw a guy with a good gun you print a liberator and use it to take his.
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    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Who would ever want a one-off weapon that fires a single shot and becomes a worthless hunk of plastic?
    I can think of several uses for a disposable gun, even assuming the technology doesn't progress. And like I said, some printers can already work with steel.

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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    A highly inaccurate weapon that basically self-destructs and has serious risk of injury to the user or innocent bystanders? Yeah, why would anyone want to stop that from being sold?
    Cars should have seatbelts. Guns shouldn't explode in the hands of the shooter.
    First, it's not sold. Second, the overreaction is not from the threat of malfunction to users.

    They don't make sense yet. Will that still be true 5 years from now?
    It's not going to make sense until they pair it with other machines or come up with some revolutionary printing material. Photopolymers are really weak stuff.
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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    I can think of several uses for a disposable gun, even assuming the technology doesn't progress. And like I said, some printers can already work with steel.
    Computer controlled lathing machines are entirely different animals. And they are horribly expensive compared to the MakerBot. You can buy a lot of firearms for the price of one steel computer controlled lathing machine. And that is before you buy blocks of steel to lathe into firearms.
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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Looks like your not gonna be able to get that file to make your own gun from this guy anymore.. [/FONT][/COLOR]
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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    I can think of several uses for a disposable gun, even assuming the technology doesn't progress. And like I said, some printers can already work with steel.
    Such as, and keep it to legal uses please.
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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Such as, and keep it to legal uses please.
    I got nothing.

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