[Blabber] Hackable guns

Matthew Duepner matthewduepner14 at gmail.com
Tue May 7 19:04:51 UTC 2013


Looks like we are making our own PSA
On May 7, 2013 3:02 PM, "Guan Yang" <guan at yang.dk> wrote:

> Also eat your vegetables.
>
>
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> On Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 14:58 , Ben S wrote:
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> > Respect your elders and look both ways before crossing the street!
> >
> > 3D printing a firearm is *possible* but the kind of 3D printer one would
> need to make one - that wouldn't cost the shooter his/her hand and/or life
> - is far beyond the reach of the average person.
> >
> > In fact, Guns are probably easier to acquire.
> >
> > If anybody cares to test the concept, just put some baking soda and
> vinegar in separate slotted cartridges inside a printed PLA enclosure.
> Combine them, and see what the CO2 alone does to your creation. Then
> multiply that by 500,000.
> >
> > Bad stuff happens quickly.
> >
> > BenS
> >
> > On May 7, 2013, at 14:48, Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk (mailto:guan at yang.dk)>
> wrote:
> >
> > > In case everyone is not already aware: it's illegal to possess almost
> any kind of gun in New York City, except in the very unlikely event that
> you have a license for it, so it would almost certainly be illegal to print
> one at Hack Manhattan. Don't do it.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 14:46 , Matthew Duepner wrote:
> > >
> > > > The only thing dumber than trying to print a gun is all the hysteria
> there is about it. Numerous times people have approached me at school
> saying they saw something about 3d printing guns in the news. First off it
> is giving 3D printing enthusiasts a bad rep, and it is just a stupid thing
> to do. There are far more effective and cheap ways of making guns that can
> be found on youtube. That is not so say that I look this kind of thing up,
> but when you keep clicking on suggested videos and eventually wind up in
> the weird part of youtube, those are the kinds of videos you find.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 2:39 PM, Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk (mailto:
> guan at yang.dk)> wrote:
> > > > > Exactly. I think all the people printing guns are basically a PR
> stunt right now. How many times would you want to fire a printed gun? How
> close would you want to stand when it fires?
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > On Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 14:38 , Matthew Duepner wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > I agree. It sounds stupid unless you are suicidal or are trying
> to prove a point.
> > > > > > On May 7, 2013 2:36 PM, "Matt Joyce" <matt at nycresistor.com(mailto:
> matt at nycresistor.com) (mailto:matt at nycresistor.com)> wrote:
> > > > > > > easier to make a gun on a lathe.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 11:35 AM, <fractal at maui.net (mailto:
> fractal at maui.net) (mailto:fractal at maui.net)> wrote:
> > > > > > > > Speaking of hacking and machines, how about the new trend of
> using stereolithography to print out guns and other weapons?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Do you think there could be a legal backlash in the works?
> (think meth lab vs allergy pills)
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Davesky
> > > > > > > >
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