Group to debut handgun you can print at home
A University of Texas law student says he finally has the printable 3-D gun developed, and plans to release the design files next week.
Cody Wilson intends to release the blueprints for the gun next week, according to Forbes. The gun, which he's calling the "Liberator," can be printed out in 16 plastic pieces and assembled. It shoots standard handgun bullets. The gun in the photo to the left is not the Liberator, but a different 3-D printed gun from Wilson's nonprofit group, Defense Distributed. You can see photos of the Liberator at Forbes' website.
Two pieces of the Liberator can't be printed out: the metal firing pin and a 6-ounce piece of steel in the body required by the Undetectable Firearms Act. That law bans any gun that could pass through a metal detector without setting off the alarm.
But it wouldn't be too tough to find a way around those metal requirements. The gun doesn't need a serial number, either, and could be printed out without a federal background check.
It's pretty obvious why Wilson has become what Forbes calls "one of the most controversial figures in the 3-D printing community."
So is Wilson's invention a threat to Smith & Wesson (SWHC) or Sturm Ruger (RGR)? Hardly. It's just a fringe hobby, but one that's already getting the attention of lawmakers worried about weapons getting into the wrong hands.
You can buy a home version of a 3-D printer for as little as $1,000, reports The Economist, while industrial printers cost around $15,000. The Economist has a solid writeup on 3-D printing, a technology it says could "rewrite the rules of manufacturing in much the same way as the PC trashed the traditional world of computing."
Check out this video that explains the technology behind 3-D printing a little more.
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Turn in your Semiautomatic Rifles, Turn in your Hand Guns, Turn in your Long Guns. The POLICE / government will take care of you, "WHEN THE BAD GUYS ARE AT YOUR HOUSE."
Let's see....You've got a gun made out of LEGOs, mine is made from Hardened steel...
A "well regulated Militia" is the right of a State to protect itself..With it's own powers.
The "right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"...
Pertains to the Citizens and Individuals..
You are correct, there is "no arguement", pretty simple and easy to understand..
It was written specifically that way, for a reason.
This notion that the government is going to come and take your guns is misinformation also. All we ever hear is that the military is mostly backers of Republicans. So how would that mean the government will take your guns? Clearly they would not and it just more scare tactics by certain folks who thrive on misinformation. Someone stated it best, you don't really have much of a chance when the military has far more advance weapons. So if they really wanted to get you regardless of party, it's not much you could do to stop them. However, they don't want you. They are YOU!
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Well Regulated Militia applies to the entire sentence. The saving graces or not, depending on your stance is the X Amendment.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
1939 United States versus Miller
2008 Supreme Court revisit District of Columbia versus Heller
2010 Decision McDonald versus the City of Chicago
Not once has that changed the "Well Regulated Militia" as some might suggest. Not even close.
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