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Matthew managed to fire 14 shots before the plastic around the barrel cracked. When first testing the rifle, Matthew used a string to pull the trigger from a distance. Now, he seems confident enough to pull the trigger by hand.
3D-printed guns have inspired increased debate on the availability of blueprints for such weapons. Cody Wilson, creator of the Liberator, posted the gun's blueprints online for anyone to access. Although the plans were taken down at the request of the US government, they remain widely available on file-sharing networks. Since then, improvements and tweaks have been made to those blueprints.
Originally posted by pheonix358
The big industrialists have to get rid of 3D printers.
It gives us the ability to repair many things rather than buying a new one.
It gives us the ability to repair many things rather than buying a new one. Car manufacturers will hate it. They go to a lot of trouble to make sure no-one can make spare parts apart from the ones they make and sell with insane profits. They currently copyright all of their spare parts.
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
reply to post by NarcolepticBuddha
I think I'll stick to guns with metal barrels. They can fire thousands of shots without cracking, instead of just 14.
But plastic handguns would be an airport security concern and 14 shots would be enough to cause problems on an aircraft.
Plastic rifles are not as much of a concern with airport security, since they are harder to conceal.