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Old 07-31-2018, 07:46 PM   #1
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the 3D dilemma...

Seems like this may be a new hot topic in the media. I'm not an expert and have only read a few articles. I'm thinking probably it'll wind up being politicized headed into November?
The way I see it the "plans" for printing up a shooter will be bootlegged if they're restricted by the courts. I'm thinking ahead a little, but now we'll have a situation where anyone with access to a printer can potentially produce a pistol... Hmmmm, what's any self respecting libtard going to do about that? Ahhhh, only one thing to do, restrict ammo!!!
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Why are they so concerned about this if I really wanted a "Ghost Gun" I buy a legal 80% AR or Glock and build something I knew would work and wouldn't be single shot.
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What Chuck said.
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:27 PM   #4
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Why are they so concerned about this if I really wanted a "Ghost Gun" I buy a legal 80% AR or Glock and build something I knew would work and wouldn't be single shot.
At the moment they're on the primitive side. As the technology advances who knows? There's a lot of potential, think in 10 years...
For now I think it's just another way to create a "panic" about guns. Just curious what others here think?
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:03 PM   #5
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In my opinion just a new way for a rebel to make an unregistered firearm. For many years anyone with access to a lathe and a mill could make one. Although, it takes more skill and time to machine out a gun than it does to download a 3D model and printing it. I would not write this off though, it’s going to remain a hot topic. There are 3D printers out there that can print metal. The finished product is not as good as other manufacturing methods but in enough time the technology will be there.
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Thing to remember is just the serialized receiver is considered a "firearm". Everything else can be purchased as easily as a can of tuna.

Polymer resin molds for AR lower receivers have been available for a while. Unlike 3D printers it's relatively cheap and requires no know-how. Make all ya want from yo mama's basement. Somehow... the world hasn't come to an end but don't tell liberal hoplophobes.

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Old 07-31-2018, 09:26 PM   #7
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The Left is just grasping a straws. This is just another, "Where's my tin hat … the sky is falling" Seriously, who's gonna buy a $10K printing machine to make $2.oo guns. Guns that will probably blow up with the first shot.

This is like when the first "invisible guns" (Glocks) came to this country. "Metal detectors can't see them …. we're doomed … run for your lives!"

Just another political ping-pong ball to bat around but goes no where.
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$10k? They are waaaay less expensive than that nowadays

But I do agree it’s a plastic straw grab, Sky is falling, ptsd topic of the week
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$10k? They are waaaay less expensive than that nowadays
I'm sure you're right on that....I've never priced one. But one article I did read said that there are lots of different levels of 3-D printers and that it would take one of the high-end, more sophisticated units to produce parts from materials that could make a working firearm.

I'm still thinking that much over a .22 short in a plastic barrel is going to make for some interesting YouTube videos.
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Old 08-01-2018, 03:43 PM   #10
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Just somthing to stir the pot. I know how to make shotgun or less than $20 out some plumbing and it'll last for more than 1 shot.
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