Philadelphia to ban 3d printed guns

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by Mazulu, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. sifreak21 Valued Senior Member

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    Pray to god the gun doesn't explode when you pull the trigger. I'm a gun advocate even though I don't own one but I agree 100% with that law
     
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  3. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Definitely a risk. However, it's a risk that only one person (the person who buys the printer, prints the gun and fires it) takes. And _those_ risks are the risks that are most acceptable.

    In general I support gun laws that protect other people. A law that requires a gun stored at home to be in a safe or equipped with a trigger lock, for example, makes a lot of sense - because it helps prevent the all-too-common "five year old finds handgun and kills his brother" stories. However, any law that tries to keep fools from doing something dangerous to themselves will, in general, not be worth the effort.
     
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  5. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    I've read every post in this thread, and unless I just overlooked something, nobody has made the point that was stressed when I first heard about this.

    3-D printed guns do not register on metal detectors because they are not metal. This means that there'd be no way to keep them out of airliners, courthouses, etc.
     
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  7. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    Bullets still have to be made out of metal. So your point is moot.
     
  8. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    Not true at all. Bullets can be made from some VERY dense materials that are not metallic. (You need to read more.)
     
  9. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    Like what?
     
  10. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    Actually, *several* high-density polymers - that's what.
     
  11. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    You're making this crap up.
     
  12. sifreak21 Valued Senior Member

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    They make bullets out of rubber non lethal so in theory any very hard stone or material could make lethal rounds
     
  13. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Bullets do not set off metal detectors. Too small. Similar to coins in size.
     
  14. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    Nope. You're just playing the dummy - once again (as usual)
     
  15. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Obviously. But you could machine or cast one for limited usage from polymers. There are also printers that print in metal. You do still have the issue of ammo. But 3D printed plastic guns are legal as long as you glue a piece of metal of an appropriate size in it.
     
  16. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    Not too small.
     
  17. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    Well, airport security still requires you to empty your pockets.
     
  18. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Ever seen a .22cal cartridge? Compare its cross section to that of a quarter.
     
  19. sifreak21 Valued Senior Member

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    They don't pat down every person. Beyond that I was refuting your idiotic claim that bullets had to be made of metal
     
  20. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    And no one would ever think of putting an X-ray-transparent gun in their bag . . .
     
  21. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    Dumbass, you forgot to prove your point. What about the brass, retard?
     
  22. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    Some of you people are lazy and stupid. What the hell are you talking about? What is an X-ray transparent gun? Is it magically invisible or some shit? How about a link or something?
     
  23. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    Well, Mazulu, your typical dumbass remarks aside...

    It's quite feasible to build "brassless" ammo. All you have to do is replace the brass with a polymer sufficiently strong to do the job, retard:

    Ammunition having an integrally formed, polymeric casing is provided. Plastic casings for ammunition may be made using injection molding processes for combat ammunition, target ammunition and blanks. The casings, in one embodiment, include a hollow tubular member with an open end and a closed end having an aperture for a primer cap. The base of the casing includes a conical shape within the tube that narrows toward the base. An annular groove and an annular rim are disposed about an outer periphery of the base. Plastic casings may be utilized for ammunition cartridges used in pistols, rifles and shotguns, and are lighter and less expensive to manufacture than traditional brass casings. Further, the polymeric casings may include any desired colorants to distinguish different calibers of ammunition by color, and the spent casings may be recyclable.​


    Read more: http://www.faqs.org/patents/app/20100275804#ixzz2nsobL0br

    Since "Some of you ... are lazy and stupid. ... How about a link or something?", I provided a link. Since some of you are too stupid, to you know, use google?
     

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