[Blabber] $25 Gun Created With Cheap 3D Printer Fires Nine Shots (Video) - Forbes

Ben S ben.sugimori at gmail.com
Mon May 20 17:35:52 UTC 2013


Likely already Has been the user(s). Do you think they'd admit to it, though? Only when one of them dies - and it's a matter of time - will folks see how stupid & useless this is.

It's the NRA & Gun Lobbyists speaking through our politicians and news media - remember that America's not just addicted to weapons; it's also the World's biggest dealer.

BenS

On May 20, 2013, at 13:26, David Reeves <drreeves at gmail.com> wrote:

> *sigh*
> 
> from the Forbes article:
> " as easily as they download and print a Word document." That's a bit unfair to Word.
> and
> "using a string to pull its trigger for safety." Wonder if the first person to be injured with one of these things will be the target or the user...
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 1:09 PM, Matthew Duepner <matthewduepner14 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I agree.  There is no need to worry, yet they still do.
>> 
>> 
>> On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 1:06 PM, Ben S <ben.sugimori at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I think they should worry more about 3D printed suppressors than guns, personally: those WOULD make a difference.
>>> 
>>> BenS
>>> 
>>> On May 20, 2013 1:01 PM, "Mark Phelan" <phelanm at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> forbes.com's 3d printing ads reminded me of this
>>>> pretty snappy "drm" talk:
>>>> 
>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbYXBJOFgeI#!
>>>> 
>>>> Cory Doctorow: "The Coming Civil War over General-purpose Computing",
>>>> Talks at Google
>>>> ...
>>>> The core issues for Doctorow come down to Human Rights versus Property
>>>> Rights, Lockdown versus Certainty, and Owners versus mere Users..
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 12:59 PM, Ben S <ben.sugimori at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> > Doesn't mention how long it takes to get it working, how fast bullets left
>>>> > the barrel, and how much plastic goes out with it.
>>>> > My bet is the rifling doesn't do anything but slow it down and send plastic
>>>> > shrapnel everywhere.
>>>> >
>>>> > BenS
>>>> >
>>>> > On May 20, 2013 12:53 PM, "Guan Yang" <guan at yang.dk> wrote:
>>>> >>
>>>> >> And in practice only one shot. Unless you carry a hammer to get the
>>>> >> cartridge out after each shot.
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >> On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 12:52 PM, Justin Levinson <localtalent at gmail.com>
>>>> >> wrote:
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> If it were, they'd undoubtedly have shown the target.  I think this is
>>>> >>> point-blank usage.
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 12:50 PM, Ben S <ben.sugimori at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> >>>>
>>>> >>>> They conveniently left out details related to accuracy.
>>>> >>>> With such a short, plastic barrel - and judging by the varying degrees
>>>> >>>> of muzzle climb - I'd bet money the grouping on those 9 rounds wasn't
>>>> >>>> something about which they were planning to brag.
>>>> >>>>
>>>> >>>> BenS
>>>> >>>>
>>>> >>>> On May 20, 2013 12:34 PM, "Matthew Duepner" <matthewduepner14 at gmail.com>
>>>> >>>> wrote:
>>>> >>>>>
>>>> >>>>> You mean horrible.  It seems as though it may only be a matter of time
>>>> >>>>> before the use of 3d printers will require a license.
>>>> >>>>>
>>>> >>>>> On May 20, 2013 12:32 PM, "Justin Levinson" <localtalent at gmail.com>
>>>> >>>>> wrote:
>>>> >>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>> Interesting to see how quickly the designs are being iterated on.
>>>> >>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>> On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 12:30 PM, Matthew Duepner
>>>> >>>>>> <matthewduepner14 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> >>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>> Come on Guan, really?
>>>> >>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>> On May 20, 2013 12:23 PM, "Guan Yang" <guan at yang.dk> wrote:
>>>> >>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>> http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/05/20/25-gun-created-with-cheap-3d-printer-fires-nine-shots-video/
>>>> >>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>> I know, I know, we're all tired of this stuff, but here's a gun
>>>> >>>>>>>> printed on a LulzBot (a more polished MendelMax) that fired 9 shots.
>>>> >>>>>>>>
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