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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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2017-10-02 10:10:35 PM  
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TheHighlandHowler: The seller also gave me many rounds, unsolicited.


Solicitation is legal where you are?
2017-10-03 09:07:04 AM  
1 vote:

Elfich: Accurate 3D milling machines and printers have been around for a while to production houses and people with a couple hundred thousand dollars laying around.

People are beginning to realize that accurate 3D milling has become available to the mass market at an affordable price. Do I need a 3D milling machine for my home? No, but I could get one for $10,000 that is accurate enough for any hobby project and a lot of precision work.

Are these machines accurate enough to produce gun receivers? Yes, but.... Its a throw away weapon. This weapon isn't made for endurance, it made for one engagement. The moment it fails you are throwing it away and you had better have a back up.

So if you want to outfit an "untraceable army" start milling aluminum blocks for receivers and figure out a way to order all the other parts in bulk without someone twigging to the fact that someone ordered all the parts for 200 rifles, except the receiver.

I expect the real discussion will get underway when a company like DeskTop Metal has their mass production printers hit the street (which is by 1st quarter 2018). Desktop metal can manufacture in 20 different metal flavors. Some crazy fool is going to 3D print a titanium gun, just because he can. I think the real issue will be when one of these printers can print all the parts in a single print run, except specialty parts like springs.
Or get the FormOne Fuse1 for all of the nonmetal parts (hardened nylon) like handles, stocks, clips.

The fear isn't that someone can produce one gun. It is that with the advances in 3D printing, anyone can mass produce guns. That technology isn't quite there yet for regular civilians. But for anyone that can afford a $100,000 3D metal printer and a $10,000 laser sinter nylon printer you can mass produce guns (some assembly required, specialty parts need to be ordered: springs).


That would make you a gun manufacturer and you have to have special licenses to do that.  Unless you just wanted a huge-ass aresenal for your own personal use.

I made an AR pistol from an 80% lower and parts purchased online a few months ago.   For personal use.  It's perfectly legal and always will be under the 2nd amendment.  But if I setup an assembly line and start pumping them out to sell to my friends, I'll be in jail pretty quickly.
2017-10-03 06:44:51 AM  
1 vote:

themindiswatching: So? Apparently we're okay with little kids dying on occasion so we can have our pow pow boom booms.


So?
You're okay with kids dying so you can have your vroom vroom.
It's a shame hypocrisy isn't lethal.
vpb [TotalFark]
2017-10-02 10:44:26 PM  
1 vote:

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.
2017-10-02 10:35:07 PM  
1 vote:
Sounds like a good way to avoid the national gun registry.
2017-10-02 08:28:58 PM  
1 vote:

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


what's the worst that could happen?
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2017-10-02 08:09:56 PM  
1 vote:
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
 
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