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About: shots fired from world's first 3d-printed gun | fox news

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The world's first 3D-printed handgun has been successfully fired in Texas, according to its creator Defense Distributed.

All 16 parts of the controversial gun, called the Liberator, are made from a tough, heat-resistant plastic used in products such as musical instruments, kitchen appliances and vehicle bumper bars.

Fifteen of those are made with a 3D printer while one is a non-functional metal part which can be picked up by metal detectors, making it legal under U.S. law. The firing pin is also not made of plastic, though it is easily crafted from a metal nail.



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/05/06/shots-fired-from-world-first-3d-printed-gun/#ixzz2SYnTj0PK
... Must need the print a gun go to jail law, eh?
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=drPz6n6UXQY
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Seth says
some Facebook dialogue here.

Mark de LA says
seth 2013-05-08 07:13:06 16507
Apparently 3D printers are going on sale at Staples for $1299 at the end of June.  I'm thinking that there may well be some interesting practical applications.  What is the durability of the plastic that it forms?  How does that get recycled into our environment?  How does the software and plans get distributed?   This may have the capability to make a change in our culture ... i mean it might be more economical to print objects locally than produce zillions of them that won't be used and ship them from China.  There might be objects and styles of objects that are not practical with our current manufacture model that we can play with.

I predict that the NRA will oppose printed guns.  You cannot  make any money selling guns when anybody can download the plans for one from the Internet and print your own.  That of course will disclose the NRA's real motives, it has never been about any alleged right to possess a gun ... it has always been about the advantage of selling one.  Most right wing mouths will not speak of the logical contradictions.
Assume your conclusions & shit your premises & you end up with

Mark de LA says
Basically, I looked at the thing & wondered how long it would last & if it would blow up in one's hand. It looked more like a zip gun.


Mark de LA says
seth 2013-05-08 08:56:24 16507
I find it interesting that Mark provides the NRA with the rationalization to oppose printed guns. 
source: Mark on Facebook
The NRA may oppose printed guns because they are about safety.
... I agree, they probably will use that rationalization ... the mind being a beautiful thing ... it can always invent a reason to do what it wants to do. 


To me it feels funny to contemplate the safety of a gun when the safest possible gun that i could ever possess would be a not-gun ... something kind of Zen about that, eh?


Yep, I recommend that one for you.


Mark de LA says
seth 2013-05-08 12:50:36 16507
M 2013-05-08 10:35:42 16507
seth 2013-05-08 10:13:44 16507
M 2013-05-08 09:55:29 16507
Basically, I looked at the thing & wondered how long it would last & if it would blow up in one's hand. It looked more like a zip gun.

well i can think of nothing inherently about a printed gun that would make it necessarily less reliable than a manufactured one.  actually, i can think of one reason that it could be more reliable ... in that it could have fewer separate parts ... fewer ways that things could come loose and fly apart.  the durability of the material the object is printed from becomes paramount ... but it is impossible to predict at this stage how that will evolve. 

i think the safety issue is without merit and could only be sustained in the mind by false notions and predictions.  but, hey, that never stopped the NRA before.  

i cannot guess why you would say "it is made out of plastic, asshole!".   So what if they are making plastic guns now ... that bears not on whether a printed gun would be dangerous to use ... in fact, it would seem to indicate that plastic guns would be just as reliable as metal ones.  Then too, why would you call me an asshole in relation to that fact.  Random hostility?  Really, Mark, i cannot guess.
Seth-hole: ... i think the safety issue is without merit and could only be sustained in the mind by false notions and predictions.  but, hey, that never stopped the NRA before.
... because you went right back into NRA bashing, asshole! A sturdy metal gun will outlast a piece of plastic.  If you are in jail, though, perhaps a zip-gun made from plastic is good enough. Obviously plastic is good enough for you to continue your NRA bashing.


Mark de LA says
100,000 downloads of the blueprints - zero printed. I'm surprised DHS is not all over it in the media.


Mark de LA says
seth 2013-05-10 06:10:58 16507
M 2013-05-09 20:41:04 16507
I think the State Department made up it's own laws.


well, the defense department must needs get involved, because  this  has obvious national security implications.  

unfortunately for our beloved national boundaries, these kind of bureaucratic restraints on info flow on the internet  will be ineffective ... just like the ban on exporting encryption was a joke.

my judgements involved:

internet freedom 
guns
national boundaries

the detail dynamics of how those interact and change is a complex living thing to be watched in our world. 
Unnecessary redundancy deleted.  This item was not a serious problem, but showed the ingenuity of the spy vs spy vs spy vs spy version of the Tao.


Mark de LA says
seth 2013-05-10 13:37:03 16507
source: mark above
This item was not a serious problem, but showed the ingenuity of the spy vs spy vs spy vs spy version of the Tao.

... sounds intriguing   ... what is "the spy vs spy vs spy vs spy version of the Tao?"

... and how did this item show it?

Is it like the picture where a subject is looking at a subject which is mirroring it?

... me, i hate that shit ... but that might just be me.  I do it even to myself ... but i try to cut the redundancy off at the first iteration.  

... of course, when we introduce the idea of you're bad, i'm good into the mirroring process it is even worse.  only way to get out, is to turn your back and walk out the room.


The redundancy was your posts had doubles of the same statements.
If you remember the Mad Comics & Spy vs Spy vs Spy is the continued tail chasing of one black spy vs a white spy or evil against good & versa-visa.  It is the already - always conflict.  Guns versus government & visa versa.


Mark de LA says
seth 2013-05-08 15:03:49 16507
M 2013-05-08 14:45:51 16507
Of course you ignored the gun violence statistics.  It is Obama that wants to control guns.  The people polling want him to focus on not fucking up the economy any more or as the poll says:
http://www.pollingreport.com/prioriti.htm

  %      
 

The economy

46      
 

Social issues and values

15      
 

Social Security and Medicare

12      
 

Health care

10      
 

The federal deficit

7      
 

Foreign policy and the Middle East

6      
 

Terrorism

1      
 

None/Other (vol.)

1      
 

Unsure

1
choose - there are several polls in the link .   Guns is only on die hard liberals minds.

i almost always your ignore irrelevant associations with Obama ... apparently i also now need to ignore your irrelevant associations to my ass hole.  i still don't follow your train of thought above ... but please don't try to explain it ... i have had to figure out enough of your weird associations for one day.
Yep, it is that attitude that makes me associate you with an ASSHOLE!


Mark de LA says

Mark de LA says
.. & then there is an independent use of the printer which saves lives:
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/05/23/doctors-save-ohio-boy-by-printing-airway-tube/?intcmp=obnetwork


Seth says
and then there is the 3d printing of food...

Mark de LA says
& here we have a toy hand printed from brain waves:
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/05/23/mind-control-world-first-3d-printed-object-created-using-brain-waves/


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