Skip to comments.CSGV becoming increasingly frantic over 'printable gun'
Posted on 10/06/2012 7:55:51 PM PDT by marktwain
St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner recently discussed the "Wiki Weapon" project, organized by University of Texas law student Cody Wilson, to develop a design for a firearm that can be printed on a 3-D printer. This design would be published for free on the Internet, and made available to anyone with Internet access. The project has hit a speed bump for the moment, because the manufacturer of the high-end 3-D printer revoked the lease of the printer when it got wind of the nature of the project. Wilson has vowed to not let this stop him, and is exploring his options.
Wilson's group, "Defense Distributed," poses the key question on its website:
"This project could very well change the way we think about gun control and consumption. How do governments behave if they must one day operate on the assumption that any and every citizen has near instant access to a firearm through the Internet? Lets find out."
The Wiki Weapon Video: The Wiki Weapon
As readers might imagine, this does not sit well with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV). As this country's shrillest advocates of a "government monopoly on force," the idea of forcing change in governments' behavior through the open knowledge that every citizen can effectively arm himself/herself against oppression is blasphemy.
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What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
Anyone with a decent home/hobby macine shop can make just about kind of firearm you can think of.
when will we be able to print Catherine Bell (the most beautiful woman in the world). That’s what I want to know.
Don’t tell them what can be done with a CNC machine.
I’ll take Avena Lee when she was about 22 or so. Just take my word for it. LOL!
Why start with a handgun when you can print yourself a tank! ;-)
The plans for making guns on a $300 used lathe are already on the internet.
I presume that a modern machining facility could simply load up the program into their CNC machine and make most any firearm part within minutes.
There are thousands of small CNC shops all across the USA. What will be the next leftist move, controlling the sale of steel? Probably.
A handgun will fit in the build cavity, a tank won't.
No home hobby machine shop can produce a rifled barrel.
BATF claimed this gave them probable cause to believe that his cult was "manufacturing" "machine guns."
Don't forget EDM at home...heheh.
I have much of the tooling from an old gunsmith who died in the 80s. There are many rifling buttons he made for most any caliber. It is totally possible to make your own rifled barrels.
And there is no need for a CNC mill to make guns, a manual Bridgeport will do just fine. ;)
Electric discharge machining and Electro-Chemical Machining are within the range of a the home shop. I was curious and built an EDM borer once (I also built a wire EDM). I'm pretty sure pistol barrels can be bored with rifling in-situ using EDM under distilled de-ionized water. You will need a controller, which you can build for yourself. ECM is also quite feasible these days. Both are tech you can fabricate at home from ordinary materials.
Technology aside. Any, ANY organization, tha tis set up with the sole purpose of removing our God Given right guaranteed by the Constitiution, one of the first 10 Amendments put in place to guatantee the government does NOT take our right s away, should be outlawed. Free speech is free speech. But outright attempting to remove our constitutionally guaranteed rights has to be trumped by the commitment to guarantee those same rights.
Understood, but I am saying a good conventional home machinist with fairly primitive tools is also able to produce good quality barrels.
A rather uhh flat version can be printed life size already.. sadly, shes 2 dimensional and not very functional.
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