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Old 05-10-2013, 07:50 AM
 
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Should the government take control of technology? Or is this more gun control?
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:52 AM
 
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They can't take control of this. It would be the same as trying to herd cats.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Should the government take control of technology? Or is this more gun control?

Infringing on the second amendment isn't enough now they go after the 1st.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:04 AM
 
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Its been downloaded enough times, they have lost control already
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:09 AM
 
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Infringing on the second amendment isn't enough now they go after the 1st.
Once on the net always on the net. I am sure its on torrents and other sites by now after 100,000 downloads.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:10 AM
 
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Our paranoid fed guv needs to be fitted for a giant tin foil hat
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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Reality check: How many people are going to spend $8000 on a 3-D printer so that they can make a cheap junk plastic gun?
I could build several thousand single shot muzzle loading pistols for that kind of money!
Or, I could get a good used milling machine and a lathe, and build REAL guns! A .45 ACP M3A1 "grease gun" submachine gun is VERY easy to build!
I think this is much ado about nothing. The plastic gun has novelty value, and not much else. "HEY, man, look what I did! It only cost $8000 for the printer, and I can make all of them I want!"
Yeah, right...
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:11 AM
 
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Its been downloaded enough times, they have lost control already
Does this prohibit anyone from making a handgun, shotgun or rifle?
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:12 AM
 
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Reality check: How many people are going to spend $8000 on a 3-D printer so that they can make a cheap junk plastic gun?
I could build several thousand single shot muzzle loading pistols for that kind of money!
Or, I could get a good used milling machine and a lathe, and build REAL guns! A .45 ACP M3A1 "grease gun" submachine gun is VERY easy to build!
I think this is much ado about nothing. The plastic gun has novelty value, and not much else. "HEY, man, look what I did! It only cost $8000 for the printer, and I can make all of them I want!"
Yeah, right...
I would expect that the prices will drop dramatically over the next few years as they have done for the traditional paper printers.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Reality check: How many people are going to spend $8000 on a 3-D printer so that they can make a cheap junk plastic gun?
I could build several thousand single shot muzzle loading pistols for that kind of money!
Or, I could get a good used milling machine and a lathe, and build REAL guns! A .45 ACP M3A1 "grease gun" submachine gun is VERY easy to build!
I think this is much ado about nothing. The plastic gun has novelty value, and not much else. "HEY, man, look what I did! It only cost $8000 for the printer, and I can make all of them I want!"
Yeah, right...
I do not know what reality you are talking about but in my reality you can buy 3D printers for under $500.

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