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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Which part of the 1st amendment covers gun manufacturing?
    It isn't "gun manufacturing" if no guns are being made. The electronic file is 1st Amendment territory. I'd be fine if they had just shut down the company but making them take down the file? I think they've overstepped their bounds at that point. But I'm the kind of person who thinks bomb information should be open access, too, along with all those nasty novels people seem to want to ban. I'm extremely pro-1st.
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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Rumor has it that the plastic gun can fire only one round, and then it is useless. If this is true, I don't see the big hulaballoo over this thing.

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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.
    You seem to know as much about criminals as you do about weapons, which is very little.

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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    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.
    You don't "lathe" blocks of metal, you mill them. Lathes turn and work with round pieces.

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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    I bet it wasn't even a "gun control" issue even though that's what they will say it was. I bet its more like established gun manufacturer/lobbyists didn't want to loose money. But thats me just being snide.
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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    This going to get interesting. We can expect to also see attempts to ban other 3D blueprints for patented and trademark products. The government will have to ban 3D printers or filter the internet Chinese style to keep people from making objects that others don't want them to have
    That would be such a fallback for humanity and technology. The future as I see it should have "create it all" booths and centers which are more efficient than huge corporate stockpiles of half frivolous goods. It would be a shame to see such huge progress get absolutely curbed by profiteering.
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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer | Washington Times Communities


    Looks like your not gonna be able to get that file to make your own gun from this guy anymore.. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Good thing I already downloaded it. Now all it takes is for somebody, anybody, to upload it to a foreign site. Then there's **** they can do about it. This isn't going away.

    Anybody need a copy?

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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?
    that was my first thought. what, maybe three shots before the thing warps, if that?

    after having an old gun blow up on me when i was ten, i'm pretty careful about firing anything that isn't up to highest specs. a plastic gun is not high on the list of stuff i want to try.

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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    that was my first thought. what, maybe three shots before the thing warps, if that?

    after having an old gun blow up on me when i was ten, i'm pretty careful about firing anything that isn't up to highest specs. a plastic gun is not high on the list of stuff i want to try.
    1 shot, that's it. You can make it withstand 10 shots boiling it for 30 seconds in a specific chemical. That would be pushing it though. To be safe one shot, one barrel. I would also not fire anything bigger than a .380, period.
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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Manta View Post
    1 shot, that's it. You can make it withstand 10 shots boiling it for 30 seconds in a specific chemical. That would be pushing it though. To be safe one shot, one barrel. I would also not fire anything bigger than a .380, period.
    that seems about as useless as the wooden gun from In the Line of Fire.

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