Printable Gunmaker About to Test in Texas

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TopazFusion:
Let me know when we have the ability to print a nuclear bomb.

Technically, we do.

Not too many years ago did that unemployed scientist try to build a working reactor in his kitchen. Until, the most understanding police in the world, shut him down (and gave him a warning). If you have access to a lab (where protocols are very lax), you could set up experiments that essentially duplicate the Manhattan Project.

Note, I did say technically. Honestly, I am a bit surprised Iran does not already have a "device", I guess work is slowed because Israel and America WILL bomb the site until 'not a stone is left upon a stone'.

O maestre:

AldUK:
Everyone in N. America - "Huh, cool."
Everyone outside of N. America - "WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!"

Printable guns... where's my ride off this planet.

pretty much this, americans are perhaps the most frightening species this planet has ever produced. i do not fear climate change or nuclear annihilation or weapons in general... i fear an american with his hand on the trigger/button

captcha: "end of the world"

no shit captcha

don't if i should take offense

image

or feel badass

AldUK:
Everyone in N. America - "Huh, cool."
Everyone outside of N. America - "WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!"

Printable guns... where's my ride off this planet.

I'm sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of our FREEDOM!

And gun fire.

Rigs83:
I think you are overreacting. this is more a benchmark or proof of concept test. A gun has to deal with something that starts at room temperature and then jumps suddenly to hundreds of degrees while simultaneously creating a massive amount pressure and kinetic force and do it more than once. The same technology that can print a gun can also print a satellite that can survive the force needed to put it into orbit or self combustion engine parts in the future. Before we debate the morality of making a printable pistol I do wish to remind you that Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun made V2 rockets for Nazi Germany but went on to make the Saturn V for NASA. It is not science or technologies fault for what people decided to do with it. Right now we are communicating through the Internet which was originally designed to allow Generals to communicate even if under nuclear attack but today is used for commerce (legal and otherwise) and entertainment (mainly porn and kittens), all things the original architects never imagined.

You'd most likely be wrong, since other people have already printed certain parts of guns (like the receiver) and tested it extensively and it worked just fine: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/133514-the-worlds-first-3d-printed-gun

Rigs83:
I think you are overreacting. this is more a benchmark or proof of concept test. A gun has to deal with something that starts at room temperature and then jumps suddenly to hundreds of degrees while simultaneously creating a massive amount pressure and kinetic force and do it more than once. The same technology that can print a gun can also print a satellite that can survive the force needed to put it into orbit or self combustion engine parts in the future. Before we debate the morality of making a printable pistol I do wish to remind you that Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun made V2 rockets for Nazi Germany but went on to make the Saturn V for NASA. It is not science or technologies fault for what people decided to do with it. Right now we are communicating through the Internet which was originally designed to allow Generals to communicate even if under nuclear attack but today is used for commerce (legal and otherwise) and entertainment (mainly porn and kittens), all things the original architects never imagined.

damn, ninja's

AldUK:
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O maestre:
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you two might wanna read the above and calm down a bit.

besides, humans would kill each other senseless even if guns where never invented, so we all just get over that now or would we like to piss and moan about about 'how much better it'd be with out guns', when in reality all that would mean is more brutal murders more often

Lunar Templar:

besides, humans would kill each other senseless even if guns where never invented, so we all just get over that now or would we like to piss and moan about about 'how much better it'd be with out guns', when in reality all that would mean is more brutal murders more often

Woah, in what reality would no guns lead to more murders? I get that the murders would be more brutal, or at the very least require more physical effort on the part of the murderer (although to be honest I don't care squat about how brutal am murder is, someone is dead at the end of it and the method of getting there is irrelevant), but I can't really see the number of murders actually increasing on account of the absence of guns. Does not having access to guns make people hulk out and murder from rage at the loss of freedom or something?

Azahul:

Lunar Templar:

besides, humans would kill each other senseless even if guns where never invented, so we all just get over that now or would we like to piss and moan about about 'how much better it'd be with out guns', when in reality all that would mean is more brutal murders more often

Woah, in what reality would no guns lead to more murders? I get that the murders would be more brutal, or at the very least require more physical effort on the part of the murderer (although to be honest I don't care squat about how brutal am murder is, someone is dead at the end of it and the method of getting there is irrelevant), but I can't really see the number of murders actually increasing on account of the absence of guns. Does not having access to guns make people hulk out and murder from rage at the loss of freedom or something?

sorry for sounding like it would, but that seems to be the general vibe of the 'anti gun crowd'. personally, I dislike guns, its a cowards weapon to me and cheapens the act of taking a life, I'll wait for you to pick your jaw off your desk from hearing an American say that.

But I don't see how it'll make a difference ether way, sure, maybe the murder rate won't go up, and maybe it'll even go down a little. but I have serious doubts as to how much that dip would be, after all, how many country's that have banned guns and still have major problems with murder rates?

anyway, until we fix 'the people' taking away weapons isn't going to do much in the long run, though I'm lacking for any ideas as to how to do that.

So how long till someone figures out how to make printable bullets, too?

Scow2:
fascist monopoly on weapons.


Maybe this list will inform you on the exact level of fascism and monopolizing of gun manufacturing we are dealing with. Just...truly astonishing.

On topic, i suppose there's nothing inherently wrong with this method of mass-production, but there's going to need to be a shitload of regulating and security to keep every owner of a 3D Printer from getting their hands on weapon blueprints.

AldUK:
Everyone in N. America - "Huh, cool."
Everyone outside of N. America - "WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!"

Printable guns... where's my ride off this planet.

Yeah, well, maybe if everyone outside the US were allowed to own guns they would've adapted to the prevalence of guns like we did.

You're all just jealous we're starting to be more cyberpunk than you guys!

Formica Archonis:
Remember when improved mass production meant everyone could get knives cheap and then we all got stabbed to death? Those days sucked.

Oh man, tell me about it. The first eleven times I got stabbed to death were such a drag.

I'd like to point out, to everone worried about this, that 3d printing uses a starch compound that, while it may FEEL hard and solid, would NEVER, EVER contain the force of a gunshot.
Off the top of my head, most pistol caliburs fire with a few thousand newtons, and the only thing that keeps all of that force headed in one direction is the fact that the chamber of the gun is built of materials designed to withstand that pressure. If there's even the slightest crack in the material, the whole thing just explodes. So what do you think happens when you replace those sturdy metals with starches?
Yeah. You couldn't even fire one round out of these things. Sorry, alarmists, but this is absolutely nothing to worry about.

Lunar Templar:

Azahul:

Lunar Templar:

besides, humans would kill each other senseless even if guns where never invented, so we all just get over that now or would we like to piss and moan about about 'how much better it'd be with out guns', when in reality all that would mean is more brutal murders more often

Woah, in what reality would no guns lead to more murders? I get that the murders would be more brutal, or at the very least require more physical effort on the part of the murderer (although to be honest I don't care squat about how brutal am murder is, someone is dead at the end of it and the method of getting there is irrelevant), but I can't really see the number of murders actually increasing on account of the absence of guns. Does not having access to guns make people hulk out and murder from rage at the loss of freedom or something?

sorry for sounding like it would, but that seems to be the general vibe of the 'anti gun crowd'. personally, I dislike guns, its a cowards weapon to me and cheapens the act of taking a life, I'll wait for you to pick your jaw off your desk from hearing an American say that.

But I don't see how it'll make a difference ether way, sure, maybe the murder rate won't go up, and maybe it'll even go down a little. but I have serious doubts as to how much that dip would be, after all, how many country's that have banned guns and still have major problems with murder rates?

anyway, until we fix 'the people' taking away weapons isn't going to do much in the long run, though I'm lacking for any ideas as to how to do that.

you make a fair point by saying people are assholes. (i mean look at you.... kidding obviously that was too easy) Controlling guns may not necessarily reduce murder rates, but damn it i think its worth a shot. (HA) A guns only purpose is to make living things dead, yes there are other tools that can accomplish the same goal but a hammer is not meant for that. (trust me its messy) why allow people to have such items whos only use is to make dead things. now im not saying that a total ban on guns is necessary because i know that there are people out there that shoot responsibly, but having strong control on who can have a gun would probably help. Back on topic you can probably guess i think printing guns is kinda silly.

I get that guns can be cool, ie: A replica musket but this is too far. Can't hill billies just have another hobby like Music or video games?

chaos order:

Lunar Templar:

Azahul:

Woah, in what reality would no guns lead to more murders? I get that the murders would be more brutal, or at the very least require more physical effort on the part of the murderer (although to be honest I don't care squat about how brutal am murder is, someone is dead at the end of it and the method of getting there is irrelevant), but I can't really see the number of murders actually increasing on account of the absence of guns. Does not having access to guns make people hulk out and murder from rage at the loss of freedom or something?

sorry for sounding like it would, but that seems to be the general vibe of the 'anti gun crowd'. personally, I dislike guns, its a cowards weapon to me and cheapens the act of taking a life, I'll wait for you to pick your jaw off your desk from hearing an American say that.

But I don't see how it'll make a difference ether way, sure, maybe the murder rate won't go up, and maybe it'll even go down a little. but I have serious doubts as to how much that dip would be, after all, how many country's that have banned guns and still have major problems with murder rates?

anyway, until we fix 'the people' taking away weapons isn't going to do much in the long run, though I'm lacking for any ideas as to how to do that.

you make a fair point by saying people are assholes. (i mean look at you.... kidding obviously that was too easy) Controlling guns may not necessarily reduce murder rates, but damn it i think its worth a shot. (HA) A guns only purpose is to make living things dead, yes there are other tools that can accomplish the same goal but a hammer is not meant for that. (trust me its messy) why allow people to have such items whos only use is to make dead things. now im not saying that a total ban on guns is necessary because i know that there are people out there that shoot responsibly, but having strong control on who can have a gun would probably help. Back on topic you can probably guess i think printing guns is kinda silly.

excuse me?!. I AM AN ASSHOLE, I'm been a jerk to a lot of people earn that title, I deserve to be referred to as such.

anyway

The problem there is, EVERY MOTHER FUCKER IN WASHINGTON DC. these ass holes can't agree on anything (national debt reduction anyone ...), and when they do it usually makes things worse. you really think its a good idea to give these assclowns a list of 'dangerous items', cause you know once they get started they aren't gonna wanna stop at just guns.

Why no, I don't trust my government, why do you ask?

Mortis Nuncius:

Scow2:
fascist monopoly on weapons.


Maybe this list will inform you on the exact level of fascism and monopolizing of gun manufacturing we are dealing with. Just...truly astonishing.

On topic, i suppose there's nothing inherently wrong with this method of mass-production, but there's going to need to be a shitload of regulating and security to keep every owner of a 3D Printer from getting their hands on weapon blueprints.

No, there doesn't need to be extra regulation and security. That kind of shit is what prompted things like printable weapons in the first place.

chaos order:

Lunar Templar:

Azahul:

Woah, in what reality would no guns lead to more murders? I get that the murders would be more brutal, or at the very least require more physical effort on the part of the murderer (although to be honest I don't care squat about how brutal am murder is, someone is dead at the end of it and the method of getting there is irrelevant), but I can't really see the number of murders actually increasing on account of the absence of guns. Does not having access to guns make people hulk out and murder from rage at the loss of freedom or something?

sorry for sounding like it would, but that seems to be the general vibe of the 'anti gun crowd'. personally, I dislike guns, its a cowards weapon to me and cheapens the act of taking a life, I'll wait for you to pick your jaw off your desk from hearing an American say that.

But I don't see how it'll make a difference ether way, sure, maybe the murder rate won't go up, and maybe it'll even go down a little. but I have serious doubts as to how much that dip would be, after all, how many country's that have banned guns and still have major problems with murder rates?

anyway, until we fix 'the people' taking away weapons isn't going to do much in the long run, though I'm lacking for any ideas as to how to do that.

you make a fair point by saying people are assholes. (i mean look at you.... kidding obviously that was too easy) Controlling guns may not necessarily reduce murder rates, but damn it i think its worth a shot. (HA) A guns only purpose is to make living things dead, yes there are other tools that can accomplish the same goal but a hammer is not meant for that. (trust me its messy) why allow people to have such items whos only use is to make dead things. now im not saying that a total ban on guns is necessary because i know that there are people out there that shoot responsibly, but having strong control on who can have a gun would probably help. Back on topic you can probably guess i think printing guns is kinda silly.

Because there are some living people in this world who need to be made dead, because with or without guns, they will make life miserble (Or cut it short) for far more people. Controlling who has guns only gives the guns to those who don't give a damn about the 'control'.

If attempts to bring down crime by regulating guns results in spikes in violent assaults, brazen robberies and burglaries (and muggings), increased incidents of rape, and an overall rise in violent crime (As has been observed to happen in every instance of Gun Control in the U.S. - it's part of our culture), then NO, it's NOT "Worth a shot". Getting people injured, assaulted, robbed, or killed in pursuit of policies that have been proven failures time and time again is NOT the way to go.

However, as others have noted, this silliness is doomed because of the inability for 3D printer materials to stand up to the force of a gunshot.

Lunar Templar:
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Dear god, you are saying just about every single thing that I could possibly say.

Not to mention, guns allow the weak, elderly, and handicapped to be on the same level as an attacker, something that isn't doable when only knives or mace are legal.

Why we need more guns.

/sarcasm.

Printable guns will never beat the real thing.

Formica Archonis:
Remember when improved mass production meant everyone could get knives cheap and then we all got stabbed to death? Those days sucked.

yes, now were down to the hell that we call modern times.

I'd like to point out, to everone worried about this, that 3d printing uses a starch compound that, while it may FEEL hard and solid, would NEVER, EVER contain the force of a gunshot.
Off the top of my head, most pistol caliburs fire with a few thousand newtons, and the only thing that keeps all of that force headed in one direction is the fact that the chamber of the gun is built of materials designed to withstand that pressure. If there's even the slightest crack in the material, the whole thing just explodes. So what do you think happens when you replace those sturdy metals with starches?
Yeah. You couldn't even fire one round out of these things. Sorry, alarmists, but this is absolutely nothing to worry about.

in the times when we make plastics stronger than steel.....

Just my view on the American response of; "without guns people would just find other ways to kill each other."

Yeah, there is an element of that, history teaches us that we as a race are violent towards each other and probably will be until (if) we reach a higher stage of evolution. However, that will never happen if we continue to support weapons and the violence that they allow. Not to mention the fact that if you ask an intelligent, rational thinker outside of the U.S s/he will tell you that using a gun to murder somebody is a very impersonal act - you don't even have to look your target in the eyes, you can simply aim, shoot, then walk away with your hands clean. Take away guns and all of a sudden, the act of killing your fellow man becomes a lot more difficult, you have to get close to them, you have to look them in the eye as the light fades, you have to get their blood, on your hands.

America, we're waiting for you guys to get past your adolescence, I sincerely hope that with it's end you look past your love affair with firearms.

Huh, so now we can digistruct shit? And we're starting with guns? Somebody call Tediore, they're gona love this!

Scow2:

Mortis Nuncius:

Scow2:
fascist monopoly on weapons.


Maybe this list will inform you on the exact level of fascism and monopolizing of gun manufacturing we are dealing with. Just...truly astonishing.

On topic, i suppose there's nothing inherently wrong with this method of mass-production, but there's going to need to be a shitload of regulating and security to keep every owner of a 3D Printer from getting their hands on weapon blueprints.

No, there doesn't need to be extra regulation and security. That kind of shit is what prompted things like printable weapons in the first place.

That's like saying, "drinking age requirements are the reason fake IDs are made in the first place" which is quite frankly a terrible, terrible argument. There's a reason for regulations and laws specifically for firearms and that is to prevent idiots with itchy trigger fingers and little to no sensibility from owning a gun. I do realize there are plenty of irresponsible people who somehow managed to obtain a firearm through legal means out there, but I hardly think completely deregulating firearms is going to further prevent that. Or do any good whatsoever.

AldUK:
Just my view on the American response of; "without guns people would just find other ways to kill each other."

Yeah, there is an element of that, history teaches us that we as a race are violent towards each other and probably will be until (if) we reach a higher stage of evolution. However, that will never happen if we continue to support weapons and the violence that they allow. Not to mention the fact that if you ask an intelligent, rational thinker outside of the U.S s/he will tell you that using a gun to murder somebody is a very impersonal act - you don't even have to look your target in the eyes, you can simply aim, shoot, then walk away with your hands clean. Take away guns and all of a sudden, the act of killing your fellow man becomes a lot more difficult, you have to get close to them, you have to look them in the eye as the light fades, you have to get their blood, on your hands.

America, we're waiting for you guys to get past your adolescence, I sincerely hope that with it's end you look past your love affair with firearms.

That soapbox is very unbecoming beneath you...

First off, I'm very certain most Americans aren't supportive of the violent acts that come with owning a firearm (except hunting for sport, of course). By you're logic, supporting the ownership of knives is considered promoting the stabbing, slicing, and otherwise maiming your fellow man with cutlery. There are safe methods of gun use and ownership that, in a perfect world, would prevent any acts of violence or other illegal activities being committed with them entirely. It's unfortunate that it's not the case, but that's just how things are.

Secondly, as impersonal as shooting someone may be in comparison to other means of murder, the difficulty, on a psychological level, just simply cannot be gauged on the scale with which you are currently doing so. Besides, it's not as if people are sniping each other from rooftops that are hundreds of yards away. It usually happens at point-blank range. One of my own uncles was killed this way. He was shot in the head in his own bathroom. By his brother-in-law no less. Now, you tell me what is so easy about looking family right in the eye before putting one in 'em. Would it have been any more difficult for him to have used a knife? Yeah. Physically, there would've been more struggle. Would he have felt any more regret afterwards? Hard to say, but I don't think the look in his eyes could've been any more empty. Could this be an isolated incident? Perhaps. But I sure as hell don't think so. Shooting someone may make it a hell of a lot quicker, but with no ounce of certainty could I say it makes it easier on one's conscience.

AldUK:
Everyone in N. America - "Huh, cool."
Everyone outside of N. America - "WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!"

Printable guns... where's my ride off this planet.

We already have printable weapons...

Its called metal casting. Been around for quite a while.

The only difference is the metal has been replaced with plastic. Which would have happened anyway because we keep developing harder and harder synthetic materials.

We are living in the future. get used to it.

O maestre:

AldUK:
Everyone in N. America - "Huh, cool."
Everyone outside of N. America - "WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!"

Printable guns... where's my ride off this planet.

pretty much this, americans are perhaps the most frightening species this planet has ever produced. i do not fear climate change or nuclear annihilation or weapons in general... i fear an american with his hand on the trigger/button

captcha: "end of the world"

no shit captcha

Oh boy here comes the xenophobic fear and Europeans assuming the rest of the world is like them:

Spoiler, its not. Europe is not the rest of the world and nor does the world care.

Know what? Go ahead and replace "American" with "black guy" or "Mexican." That post would be awful, for the same reasons. Its the same thing.

I'm interested about those printers

hopefully someone records how his hand blows off with the first shot the takes since the plastic for this 3d printers isnt strong enough to maintain the forces that occur when firing a round...

even when you use steel parts.

Ultratwinkie:

AldUK:
Everyone in N. America - "Huh, cool."
Everyone outside of N. America - "WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!"

Printable guns... where's my ride off this planet.

We already have printable weapons...

Its called metal casting. Been around for quite a while.

The only difference is the metal has been replaced with plastic. Which would have happened anyway because we keep developing harder and harder synthetic materials.

We are living in the future. get used to it.

O maestre:

AldUK:
Everyone in N. America - "Huh, cool."
Everyone outside of N. America - "WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!"

Printable guns... where's my ride off this planet.

pretty much this, americans are perhaps the most frightening species this planet has ever produced. i do not fear climate change or nuclear annihilation or weapons in general... i fear an american with his hand on the trigger/button

captcha: "end of the world"

no shit captcha

Oh boy here comes the xenophobic fear and Europeans assuming the rest of the world is like them:

Spoiler, its not. Europe is not the rest of the world and nor does the world care.

And what makes Europe so great any way? Last I checked, the European continent was making N. America look economically stable.

AldUK:

America, we're waiting for you guys to get past your adolescence, I sincerely hope that with it's end you look past your love affair with firearms.

And we are just waiting for you lot to figure out what works for one country doesn't work for all the others.

Go whine at Switzerland, they have fairly high gun proliferation as well

AldUK:
Just my view on the American response of; "without guns people would just find other ways to kill each other."

Yeah, there is an element of that, history teaches us that we as a race are violent towards each other and probably will be until (if) we reach a higher stage of evolution. However, that will never happen if we continue to support weapons and the violence that they allow. Not to mention the fact that if you ask an intelligent, rational thinker outside of the U.S s/he will tell you that using a gun to murder somebody is a very impersonal act - you don't even have to look your target in the eyes, you can simply aim, shoot, then walk away with your hands clean. Take away guns and all of a sudden, the act of killing your fellow man becomes a lot more difficult, you have to get close to them, you have to look them in the eye as the light fades, you have to get their blood, on your hands.

America, we're waiting for you guys to get past your adolescence, I sincerely hope that with it's end you look past your love affair with firearms.

Impersonal act? Impersonal means ANYTHING NOT INFLUENCED BY YOUR EMOTIONS. By your very logic a cold killer killing someone with a bust is impersonal.

Guns don't have infinite range. Nor perfect accuracy unless you are an assassin with perfect marksmanship and the best custom weapons on earth like fucking Agent 47 crossed with DEADSHOT. Fictional characters.

Even THEN the bullet goes in AND THERE IS BLOOD SPLATTER. EVIDENCE that can be TRACED. Sometimes the blood can get on you.

For a normal killer, it IS personal because of the close range. Guns can still MISS. Anyone who says they don't, don't know anything about physics.

Look them in the eye? KNIVES CAN KILL SOMEONE FROM BEHIND TOO.

I mean come on, does anyone in the escapist know anything about crime, investigations, or how things generally work? Or are we preoccupied with fictional depictions of guns with no reality, no physics, and no thought? No better than the people who thought Lincoln actually fought vampires because they saw a movie of him doing it?

Its nothing to make mistakes once, but this same flawed argument comes up every time a gun thread comes up.

Gun laws completely aside (Please? Haven't we had enough of continent-generalization?), I can't see how this can be anything but trouble.

Anyone fine with gun ownership still needs to recognize the importance of tracking. Even black market guns are somewhat limited, so you can't, for example, shoot someone, melt down the evidence, then just print yourself off a new gun when you need one.
This won't affect the legitimate side of gun ownership (a last resort for defending your own life) as these people can easily and legally get guns already (and probably better ones) and don't mind them being tracked, but will greatly increase gun crime. And for what, exactly? I can't see any arguments for this kind of printer application.

Scow2:

Mortis Nuncius:

Scow2:
fascist monopoly on weapons.


Maybe this list will inform you on the exact level of fascism and monopolizing of gun manufacturing we are dealing with. Just...truly astonishing.

On topic, i suppose there's nothing inherently wrong with this method of mass-production, but there's going to need to be a shitload of regulating and security to keep every owner of a 3D Printer from getting their hands on weapon blueprints.

No, there doesn't need to be extra regulation and security. That kind of shit is what prompted things like printable weapons in the first place.

chaos order:

Lunar Templar:

sorry for sounding like it would, but that seems to be the general vibe of the 'anti gun crowd'. personally, I dislike guns, its a cowards weapon to me and cheapens the act of taking a life, I'll wait for you to pick your jaw off your desk from hearing an American say that.

But I don't see how it'll make a difference ether way, sure, maybe the murder rate won't go up, and maybe it'll even go down a little. but I have serious doubts as to how much that dip would be, after all, how many country's that have banned guns and still have major problems with murder rates?

anyway, until we fix 'the people' taking away weapons isn't going to do much in the long run, though I'm lacking for any ideas as to how to do that.

you make a fair point by saying people are assholes. (i mean look at you.... kidding obviously that was too easy) Controlling guns may not necessarily reduce murder rates, but damn it i think its worth a shot. (HA) A guns only purpose is to make living things dead, yes there are other tools that can accomplish the same goal but a hammer is not meant for that. (trust me its messy) why allow people to have such items whos only use is to make dead things. now im not saying that a total ban on guns is necessary because i know that there are people out there that shoot responsibly, but having strong control on who can have a gun would probably help. Back on topic you can probably guess i think printing guns is kinda silly.

Because there are some living people in this world who need to be made dead, because with or without guns, they will make life miserble (Or cut it short) for far more people. Controlling who has guns only gives the guns to those who don't give a damn about the 'control'.

If attempts to bring down crime by regulating guns results in spikes in violent assaults, brazen robberies and burglaries (and muggings), increased incidents of rape, and an overall rise in violent crime (As has been observed to happen in every instance of Gun Control in the U.S. - it's part of our culture), then NO, it's NOT "Worth a shot". Getting people injured, assaulted, robbed, or killed in pursuit of policies that have been proven failures time and time again is NOT the way to go.

However, as others have noted, this silliness is doomed because of the inability for 3D printer materials to stand up to the force of a gunshot.

now im a bit skeptical about that line where you said that every attempt at increasing gun control has resulted in an increase in said crimes. do you have any sources to back that up, cause thats a bit of an overstatement otherwise. also saying that its part of american culture doesnt really fly by me either(not an american as you can tell), that implies that any aspect of any culture should be maintained regardless of whether or not it is dangerous to others. It seems to me that youre assuming too much about what would happen if guns were controlled more heavily.

Considering thats parts of jet engines are now being 'printed' surely a gun is not difficult.

The easy way round the pressure and stress damage is to use a tudor cannon idea, duplex/triplex barrel.

Similar to duplex/triplex armour there is a hard layer and a soft layer with finer printers you could have sevral layers of polymers each with characteristicts that would keep the barrel stable.

Advanced polymers would make the final product worth studying.

I would be surprised if the military were not keeping an I on this, prototype weapons would evolve at a higher rate from alteration to testing and final production.

Why is everyone getting upset about gun laws? (As long as the mentally ill don't have them, thats just asking for trouble)

Edit: D&#$ tabs!!! Switched threads on me!!

Tediore: The early years.

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