World’s first 3-D printable handgun’ under fire

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by HK_User, May 6, 2013.


  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    ‘World’s first 3-D printable handgun’ under fire | The Lookout - Yahoo! News

    World’s first 3-D printable handgun’ under fire
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    By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News
    Senior Media Reporter
    By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News | The Lookout – 5 hrs ago
    liberator-forbes. The Liberator (Michael Thad Carter/Forbes)
    The creator of what's being called the world's first 3-D-printed handgun is coming under fire from lawmakers concerned that anyone with a 3-D printer and an Internet connection will be able to print an untraceable arsenal.
    Cody Wilson, the 25-year-old founder of Defense Distributed, is expected to release his controversial blueprint for the gun—called the "Liberator"—online this week, according to Forbes.
    The report immediately drew the ire of both New York Rep. Steve Israel, who called for a renewal of the Undetectable Firearms Act, and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, who called use of the technology “stomach-churning.”
    “Security checkpoints, background checks and gun regulations will do little good if criminals can print plastic firearms at home and bring those firearms through metal detectors with no one the wiser," Israel said in a statement on Friday. "When I started talking about the issue of plastic firearms months ago, I was told the idea of a plastic gun is science-fiction. Now that this technology is proven, we need to act now."
    Defense Distributed announced plans to create the world's first entirely printable handgun last year. In March, the company obtained a federal license as a gun manufacturer.
    "The Wiki Weapon project," as it's described on Defense Distributed's website, is "a nonprofit effort to create freely available plans for 3D printable guns."
    “This gun can fire regular bullets,” Schumer said, according to the Daily News. “Now anyone, a terrorist, someone who is mentally ill, a spousal abuser, a felon, can essentially open a gun factory in their garage. It must be stopped.”
    Wilson, a self-described “free-market anarchist” and University of Texas law student, is keenly aware of the controversy.
    "You can print a lethal device," Wilson told Forbes last year. "It's kind of scary, but that's what we're aiming to show."
     
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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    And so, the ammo won't show on a scan? (BP, maybe not. Plastic bullets?)
     
  3. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    It only needs to be fired once to get you to a better weapon on the other side of security.
    BP, flash powders
    projectile could be chopstick, bamboo skewer, pen, coin (barrel doesn't necessarily have to be round)
     
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  4. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    And this, my dear Schumer, is why we need to do it. We don't trust your lying, conniving, scheming, thieving ass!
     
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  5. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Anything that gets "chucky's" stomach to churning cannot be bad.
     
  6. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    And still more people are killed with baseball bats than printable guns. Every day in the summer i see hundreds of people walking around with baseball / softball bats. The should all be thrown in jail (* probably something that mayor bloombung is thinking about anyway)
     
  7. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I should point out, to Chuckie, that these guns will melt down, after being fired 2 or 3 times. That they still REQUIRE a Metal Cartridge, and Projectile. Which WILL show up on the TSA's machines. Hey Chuckie, ALSO NOTICE that so far, NO ONE has been shot with one, and only a few have been fired at all, and NONE in Anger. Maybe you should, get yourself some Zantac, for your queasy Tummy, and go do something useful, like Balance the Federal Budget, or some such other Official Duty. .....
     
  8. helmetmike

    helmetmike Monkey+

    +1
     
  9. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    California lawmaker seeks background checks for those who build plastic firearms that can slip through metal detectors | Fox News
     
  10. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

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