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(Wired)   In light of last night's shooting, here's more good news: It's now frighteningly easy to make untraceable guns in the privacy of your home   ( wired.com) divider line
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2017-10-03 07:57:49 PM  

ThatGuyOverThere: forgotmydamnusername: For $1,000 these days, you should be able to get a 1911 that runs out of the box. A Kimber Custom II or Springfield Milspec will work without being farked with, and they're available for a little under a K.

has kimber improved their QC? because that's what I was thinking of without naming names. I'm not a 1911 guy - i only have one ruger sr1911. Part of what kept me from getting into 1911s was that for years and years QC issues were a real thing unless you wanted to spend the kind of money on good proven one (ed brown, dan wesson) that could get you 4-5 striker fired guns that would work out of the box.


I dunno. I have one. The magazine it came with was a bit flimsy, but worked well initially. After a while, the feed lips did deform without having ever dropped it on the floor or anything. Replaced with McCormicks, and no further problems at all. No other broken parts, no trips back to the factory. It runs and it hits.
 
2017-10-03 08:02:58 PM  

vpb: HighlanderRPI: Ah yes, the obligatory scare articles after a mass shooting to drive click revenue.

Did you know you can build a Sten machine gun from a piece of muffler tubing & buy the rest of the parts online?

Doesn't mean you should be scared of all the out of work automotive workers in Detroit

No, it means that we need tighter gun laws.


I'm a gun nut but if happily support and Constitutional law that can reasonably be implemented and will reduce the number of mass shootings. What do you suggest?
 
2017-10-03 08:05:29 PM  

Witty_Retort: Russ1642: Mass shooters usually don't give a shiat about traceability.

Well, how about we try something to stop them from becoming mass shooters.


Sure. What do you suggest?
 
2017-10-03 10:32:45 PM  
The people that are doing mass shootings today are the same people that used to assassinate celebrities before the media seized on mass shootings as the way to gain instant and permanent notoriety. They're crazy, enraged, and they're willing to generate negative attention because it's still a form of attention.

The link in the chain that I suggest we try to break is the one where society reinforces the message that slaughtering a bunch of innocent people is a path to self-actualization. Stop making murderers into quasi-celebrities. Stop talking about them. Stop pondering their motivations, digging into their social media accounts and interviewing their childhood friends. Act like these people don't exist. Stop pontificating on whether life can ever be the same again.

Other than simply reporting the basic facts of the events, and promoting efforts to get aid, health care and support to the victims, don't make these tragedies part of the national conversation. It may seem like it's helping, but it's doing the opposite. It's drawing more narcissistic lunatics like moths to a flame.

You're reinforcing the idea that if I go out and hurt a bunch of people, that my life will finally have an impact--that everyone will finally see how important I am. This is the enemy. This is what is killing our friends and neighbors. Radical, deluded narcissism.

These are people who really do want to watch the world burn--as long as whoever's left knows they lit the match.

Guns are orthogonal to the problem. There are plenty of methods that can be used to hurt crowds of people--some, like speeding vehicles, are alarmingly close at hand--guns just happen to be the one that the media has popularized. The archetype of the crazed killer with a gun has soaked into the national consciousness, but it's really just the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. We've chosen the form of our own destructor.
 
2017-10-03 11:31:24 PM  

drewogatory: it would have been relatively simple to manufacture a full-auto submachine gun with the machines and metal stock in our shop.

Open bolt sub guns are far and away the easiest guns to build from scratch. You certainly don't need a mill or lathe. But unless they try and ban gun parts (which is impossible) AK parts kits will always be available and it's also easy to manufacture the receivers from flats.


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2017-10-04 11:29:14 AM  

Alien Robot: drewogatory: it would have been relatively simple to manufacture a full-auto submachine gun with the machines and metal stock in our shop.

Open bolt sub guns are far and away the easiest guns to build from scratch. You certainly don't need a mill or lathe. But unless they try and ban gun parts (which is impossible) AK parts kits will always be available and it's also easy to manufacture the receivers from flats.

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You seem like the kind of person who would have enjoyed watching the old Royal Nonesuch channel on youtube for how he made so many homemade guns. unfortunately youtube screwed him over on the monetization thing (and the gun thing) and a lot of videos seem to have gone away.
 
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