Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) wants regulations that would possibly track the printers and who has access to them, though he’s not sure how he wants the legislation to work.
“Terrorists can make these guns and do some horrible things to an individual and then walk away scott-free, and that is something that is really dangerous,” said Yee.
Originally posted by Tranceopticalinclined
Go ahead, tell me I can't have something, I'll make it myself, douche.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
(heavy sigh) I was afraid of this..... Someone HAD to use the very promising new technology to construct the most controversial and objectionable item physically possible ...so now, we may see the birth of a real miracle in potential nipped in the bud. Oh.. I hope to God that having a new gun which is almost worthless outside of murder or assassination, was worth it.
It's as bad as the Manhattan Project building that nightmare ....not on the basis of "Should We" (to read the words and accounts of the scientists themselves) but strictly on the basis of 'can we'?
The thing is...The tech is hardly NEW anyway. These are machines I was looking at over 2 years ago when I had some inheritance to work with as an idea to take for a business of my own. At the time, home kits which required some knowledge of industrial process and computer programming (nothing too extreme) were running out at $1,500 to $3,000 or so.
It wasn't until some jackwagon made a fully functional, nearly undetectable GUN with it that lawmakers bothered to even take notice.
.......a device that would make spare parts from potential solid state electronic components to engine parts when materials caught up to applications ....may now be killed in it's tracks. Thanks. Thanks a lot. I'm a gun owner and a proud one too ...but this was stupid on steroids to have done.edit on 11-5-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Tuttle
Once they suss out how to print a 3D printer, thats it game over for manufacturing on this planet, time to do away with money I think.
The Liberator pistol isn't all 3D printed ABS plastic, though. There are two bits of metal within the design: the first is a nail, which serves as the firing pin (producing a firing pin out of plastic is a difficult proposition). The second is a 6-ounce steel slug, used to ensure the weapon can be picked up by metal detectors as required by the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1998.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
Okay, I think I see what you're saying...but I actually see the threat posed on this one. You probably know by my posting that I am a CCW carrier and regularly exercise my rights and ability specific to that permit. I must leave my firearm in the car when I enter certain places. I have no problem with that, because the screening at those locations insures no one ELSE is armed, either ...as a general rule, anyway. These include places like Courthouses and Government buildings.
Now, tell me, what happens when the first intelligent guy with a couple thousand dollars pulls a scene from 'In the line of fire', and makes himself his very own murder weapon to go settle a score in a domestic/family court case or even criminal case? It could be anyone from a true bad guy, looking to kill the mom or kid in a BAD family case to a victim's relative seeking a bit of personal justice in a murder case that doesn't go their way?
I'll save the guess work. If one of THESE are used ...now that the whole world knows it's not just theory, but actually CAN be done without blowing your own hand off.....they will radically and immediately change all security procedures overnight. They'll HAVE to...and I can't even say I could argue that with a straight face.
The ONLY technology I am aware of that would detect these, if you weren't kind enough to make special effort to comply with the 1998 act on undetectable firearms, is full body scanners. ("Naked Body Airport Scanners" as some have come to call them). See gunfire break out inside a secure perimeter because one of these was carried in and used to result in death though? We'll all see one in our local courthouse and more.
All...so someone could make a political point in the gun debate, as it's starting at this stage. Unforeseen consequences on this one are just asinine and don't justify the "gain" by any stretch, IMO.