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100,000 times in 2 days before the State Department orders the site to take down the weapon designs

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Source: UK DAILY MAIL


May 10, 2013


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    mz66

    about 1 year ago

    3852 Comments

    I might be mistaken, but I was under the impression this one fired a metal-cased .380 successfully, but blew to pieces when attempting the same with a "5.7 x 28mm defense cartridge". In any event--not bad. No doubt improvements will come quickly--both in the design and the materials the 3D printer is capable of harnessing.

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    Cedardale

    about 1 year ago

    598 Comments

    Beretta, years ago made a 380 that had a fiberglass barrel and the only metal was the firing pin. So what if you have an all plastic gun, there is no all plastic ammo thet does more that sting, all usable ammo is metal cased and has a metal bullet.

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    mz66

    about 1 year ago

    3852 Comments

    I don't read the Daily Fail, but I have read this story on other outlets (especially tech blogs, etcetera). This may come as a surprise to you, but I actually do think the State Department overstepped here. It is certainly a futile exercise in any event. They can't regulate the whole Internet. Of course, now lawmakers are murmuring about making it illegal to manufacture firearms on a 3D printer. All these efforts are futile. We are rapidly approaching an affordable revolution in manufacturing of all types. Manufacturing and possession is not something government will be able to regulate. Focusing on regulating the use of such products would seem to be the way to go. You may not even be able to require liability insurance, but if use is regulated sufficiently then liability insurance would suddenly become a desirable accessory for firearms owners.

    Rated up for the 100,000 folks who have downloaded it already so that the information will remain freely available.

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