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It's about to get a whole lot easier to make a semi-automatic rifle at home with no serial number, no background check, and no waiting period. Cody Wilson, the libertarian behind the world's first 3D-printed gun, is now selling an all-in-one desktop CNC mill, called the Ghost Gunner. It can produce an aluminum lower receiver of an AR-15 rifle — the civilian version of the military's M-16 assault rifle — in a couple of hours.
originally posted by: thesmokingman
I say good! The advent of this machine means that the government will NEVER fully be able to take our firearms from us..For 1200$ too, I will definitely be getting one of the printers.
TFB has published tutorials on how to finish a 80% lower at home with nothing but hand tools, hand tools that cost a lot less than the Ghost Gunner’s $1199 price tag...
So to answer the question “do I need one?”, I would say “No”. BUT, I think this is the perfect machine for a gun club or a shooting range. Members could bring along their own 80% receiver and pay a fee to use the machine.
My thoughts on the Defense Distributed Ghost Gunner
Q: Is it legal to assemble a firearm from commercially available parts kits that can be purchased via internet or shotgun news?
For your information, per provisions of the Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968, 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44, an unlicensed individual may make a “firearm” as defined in the GCA for his own personal use, but not for sale or distribution.
originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
a reply to: Domo1
I agree. It's to get 3-D printers banned out of safety concerns, so they're controlled and operated by a select few corporations.
3-D printers put more power in the hands of the consumers, they wouldn't allow it unless they're getting something out of it.
originally posted by: ParanoidAmerican
a reply to: Yeahkeepwatchingme
For all intensive purposes this machine creates guns that do not officially exist.