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Congressman seeks to ban printed mags

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jerkface11, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. jerkface11

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    I have yet to understand what a 3-D printed magazine is? How can you print on plastic?
     
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    You don't print on it. You print with it.
     
  5. armoredman

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    A 3D "printer" is like a miniature factory that laser carves from a hunk of poly to make things based on a transmitted pattern, such as an AR-15 magazine. The one that made such a furor was made on a 1990s machine with mild plastic, and the feedlips deformed slightly upon 90 rounds of rapid fire, but it proved the concept, and with better plastic would be just as durable as any P-Mag. The body, follower and baseplate are all "printed", the spring is obtained elsewhere. I am told there ARE newer 3D "printers" that use metals, THAT could be interesting. This is why the Congresscritter wan'ts to ban them - he can't control them in cyberspace. The patterns are out on the 'net already - he's too late.
     
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    Sadly the article quotes him as using a 'semi auto' rifle.

    The rifle was in fact fully automatic.

    The use of a fully automatic rifle actually demonstrates reliability even better than a semi-auto rifle because of the high feed rate required.


    However in this article where they provide a link to actually see the demonstration of the fully automatic rifle it will help to confuse the uneducated into thinking the video is of a 'semi auto' rifle, those things they are trying to ban, and they will see a fully automatic rifle.
    Helping to associate fully automatic fire with the term 'semi auto'. Something done intentionally by anti gunners in the 1990s to promote the now expired federal AWB and some state level restrictions.
     
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    They'll probably have as much luck restricting 3D printing as they have restricting other "unapproved" file sharing.

    Sorry - genie is out of the bottle on this one.
     
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    ^^^I have a friend working in graphics that has a 3d printer. Quite amazing to see. In 10 years, they will be ubiquitous (and much improved) and there are plenty of smart college kids who could design up the files for, say, a Glock 19 mag. Genie is not just out of the bottle; he's going to start granting wishes, to boot.
     
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    The leftists in this country are already seeking to make 10+ round magazines illegal.

    What does this dip actually propose? To make 3d printed magazines double plus secret illegal?

    These people are so utterly and fundamentally out of touch it would be hilarious if they weren't so clearly dangerous.
     
  11. armoredman

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    No, not double secret probation!:what::neener:

    I want a vz-58 magazine program, have some spare springs around here somewhere...
     
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    Good luck with that, Congressman. Maybe you can attach that to the "Ban Inkjet Printers From Printing Child Porn Bill".
     
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    Government needs to learn that if it's bits and bytes, they ain't stopping it.
     
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    these gun grabbers would have banned the industrial revolution if this hoplophobia had existed in the 19th century
     
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    I have an old reprap that I plan to rebuild, and a hackerspace here in town has several of the devices. It might take ten 'til ubiquity, but i suspect we're talking close to 5. Just a guess... The cool part is that it doesn't take an industrial budget, this is a desktop revolution, the best type of all
     
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    They're going to have to approach it in a neo-Luddite direction, persecuting techies and burning electronics in the square. The only way they can stop this, ultimately, is to bring us to the world envisioned in the story Anthem.
    http://manybooks.net/titles/randaynetext98anthm10.html

    You can't stop the signal!
     
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    HAHAHA! "Double Plus Secret Illegal"

    Oh man, that's good.
     
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    They'll also add "And we REALLY mean it this time" to the Gun-Free zone signs too.
     
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    Dang! And I'll bet they'll outlaw time travel as soon as it arrives too.
     
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    I'm planning on taking up metal forming. No particular reason.
     
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    No, this is the sort of thing you have to nip in the bud before it comes up. Or... after, depending on your point of view.

    Time travel plays all kinds of hell with causality.
     
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    Guys - all they have to do is create "3D Printer Free Zones" and it will stop it!

    Yeah...
     
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    I really think someone needs to explain the technological singularity to these guys.
     
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    Umm, no.

    They feed polymer thread from a reel, heat it in the nozzle and squirt it out, "printing" the product line by line, layer by layer.
     
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