quote: I have to imagine if we have laws like that, yours have to be much worse.
quote: we just have sensible Gun Control laws.
quote: Handguns and assault/military rifles/mgs are heavily restricted. Most (as in almost all) people currently apply for a license to obtain a shotgun or hunting rifle.
quote: in the age of drones, what difference will you make with your musket? in case of really opressive government willing to use means necessary, you can arm yourself with kitchen knife with as much success. end result will be the same
quote: You might want to note the word they used is "arms". Which includes FAR MORE than mere guns. The "ultimate" arm of the day was the cannon. And those were indeed owned by Mere Citizens, both before AND AFTER the war.
quote: There has never been a "duty to retreat", you just couldn't use unreasonable force.
quote: So a couple of kids sneak into someones house at night looking for something to steal, but are met by the owner.
quote: You need to read the details about the case, rather than the histeria in the right wing tabloids...
quote: One shot guns don't do much for defense
quote: Imagine how much easier it will be to get a gun like this on an airplane
quote: No one but a terrorist or hit man would want one.
quote: I would expect any 3d printer to come with a circuit that checks for designs such as these before printing them.
quote: Not content to simply wage war on the second amendment, Obama now declares war on the first
quote: "The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." -- Alexander Hamilton
quote: "good guys" (AKA bystanders) with guns are not going to be as quick to shoot as the criminals who are prepared to use the weapons they bring.
quote: But many in the U.S. federal government today don't agree with the sentiments of the Founding Fathers
quote: I have a fhuge problem with allowing any unreliable felon, crazy, or suicidal person to hit 'print' and assemble for themselves a firearm that the law disallows them to have
quote: I think it's better to keep it unavailable for people who don't know about it. Most people don't know about this yet.
quote: because it is now only available on the pirate bay, which is a known site for illegal downloads lol. Probably some other sites too but it's not freely distributed anymore.
quote: The printer is $1500 now.
quote: Soon millions of households will have these printers and making a weapon is as easy as hitting print and anybody can do it.
quote: $1500 will buy you two or three guns downtown. What's your point
quote: You're full of crap! 3D printers will NEVER be that widely used in households. They're nearly worthless for the average persons use. And everyone isn't dying to make their own unreliable guns that blow up after a few shots.
quote: Just for once can you use your brain and stop towing the big Government nanny state line?
quote: Sure it will, but it will NOT be UNDETECTABLE.
quote: People can print everything from cell phone casing to tools. Hospitals can even print synthetic skin.
quote: You only need one (insert nearly every object on Earth) to commit a crime.
quote: Sure it will, but it will NOT be UNDETECTABLE. It will also be registered if you bought it legal. Your only other route is buying it illegally.
quote: 3D printers will NEVER be that widely used in households. They're nearly worthless for the average persons use.
quote: That is still much harder than hitting print and wait. I can't see too many hobbyists be able to make a lot of complicated parts. Also you forgot the important part of UNDETECTABLE.
quote: I can't see too many hobbyists be able to make a lot of complicated parts.
quote: an ineligible felon, a crazy, or a suicidal person to hit 'print' and bypass the safeguards of law we all deserve.
quote: Keyboard warriors don't realize how hard it is to use a melee weapon and fatally harm someone. A range weapon takes away that problem.
quote: It takes conviction and guts to walk right up to someone with the chance that they may take the weapon from you and hurt/kill you before you get them with a point blank weapon.
quote: Why does the teenager in your fictional world have the ability to buy a $1000+ 3D printer and print a single-shot gun, but they can't make a zip gun for $7?
quote: He says a knife can never be totally safe, but the idea is it can't inflict a fatal wound. Nobody could just "grab one out of the kitchen drawer and kill someone".
quote: The bigger a Government gets, the dumber it's population. I swear it's a proven ratio.
quote: It seems like you're footing is on a morally slippery slope when you intentionally start putting out 'software' (in the form of 3D printer instructions) that can allow anyone-- an ineligible felon, a crazy, or a suicidal person to hit 'print' and bypass the safeguards of law we all deserve.
quote: Why bother trying to outlaw this or any gun, its just stupid. If someone wants to kill someone else, they will find a way.
quote: 40% of gun purchases occur without a background check.
quote: Plus, straw purchasing (where you buy a bunch of guns, walk out of the store, turn around and sell them to people without a background check) is legal or goes largely unpunished in most states.
quote: Will some criminals still get guns? Of course they will. But perfection should not stand in the way of progress.
quote: The idea that we can legistlate gun violence away is one of the main reasons why we have so much gun violence in this country. People are completely distracted in useless legal debate when they should educating children on responsible gun use and eliminating the economic and social problems that force people to resort to gun violence.
quote: The idea that we can legistlate (sic) gun violence away is one of the main reasons why we have so much gun violence in this country.
quote: That article is baseless anyways.
quote: Stating US had dropped in similar level is nitpicking statistics without considering what caused the effects.
quote: Basically an organized version of you.