[Blabber] Hackable guns

citybadger citybadger at gmail.com
Tue May 7 19:16:52 UTC 2013


A lot of hacking is about PR stunts. Just in this case it may not the kind
of PR you may want. The political message was "It's impossible to ban guns,
since they can be manufactured on increasingly cheap 3D printers by people
with minimal skills."

A gun that would fire once would be enough for many nefarious purposes.

The legislative backlash:
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/347595/schumer-opponents-3d-printer-guns-ban-%E2%80%98do-so-their-peril%E2%80%99


On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 2:39 PM, Guan Yang <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)> 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)> 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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