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Print and fire: 3D printing could muzzle new gun laws
Fox News ^ | Feb 13 2013 | Fox News

Posted on 02/13/2013 2:36:05 PM PST by NoLibZone

Gun owners who can't buy high capacity ammo magazines because of new laws have another option: Print them.

Gun control measures passed or proposed in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre have targeted magazines that can feed 30 rounds or more into the firing chambers of AR-15s and other semi-automatic guns. New York has banned magazines holding more than seven rounds, and a federal bill proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., would ban magazines holding more than 10 rounds.

But the laws are at least one step behind technology. Using 3D printers and schematics available on the Internet, gun owners can manufacture a fully functional, plastic magazine clip. Plans are free, although getting access to a 3D printer may prove expensive, at least for now.

“If you can download it, you can have it.”

- Cody Wilson, Defense Distributed/Wiki Weapons Project

“If you can download it, you can have it,” said University of Texas law student Cody Wilson, who is part of Defense Distributed, a group that has created the design for what they refer to as a “Cuomo Clip” along with other gun parts. It is all under an initiative they refer to as the Wiki Weapon Project.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 3dprinting; awb; banglist; guncontrol; guns
Better to focus on the Godless, degradation that the MSM, Hollywood and DNC have created.
1 posted on 02/13/2013 2:36:10 PM PST by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

http://wikiweps.org/index.php?title=Main_Page


2 posted on 02/13/2013 2:38:59 PM PST by NoLibZone (It's time folks. It's time. Posting aint gonna cut it.)
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To: NoLibZone

I wish I had a 3D printer as a kid, it would have been cool designing and making my own action figures and vehicles.


3 posted on 02/13/2013 2:39:39 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NoLibZone

http://stevespages.com/page8d.htm


4 posted on 02/13/2013 2:39:39 PM PST by NoLibZone (It's time folks. It's time. Posting aint gonna cut it.)
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To: NoLibZone

Maybe you can print out the whole gun, but you cannot print out the ammunition.

The Government knows this, it’s why they are buying it -—so you cannot get it.

Gun Control will be a joke, Ammunition control will be the target.


5 posted on 02/13/2013 2:39:41 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

http://defcad.org/


6 posted on 02/13/2013 2:44:16 PM PST by NoLibZone (It's time folks. It's time. Posting aint gonna cut it.)
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To: NoLibZone
This ain't no magazine, it's a drum!

7 posted on 02/13/2013 2:52:12 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: NoLibZone; AFPhys; AD from SpringBay; ADemocratNoMore; aimhigh; AnalogReigns; archy; ...

3-D printer Ping


8 posted on 02/13/2013 2:54:55 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: NoLibZone

I don’t think the plastics used in the current generations of 3D printers are up to the task.

I know that Space-X (private space launch firm) has at least two 3D printers that are up to the task, however.

They are extremely accurate and the print medium is titanium.

But the machines cost millions each.


9 posted on 02/13/2013 2:56:45 PM PST by zipper ("The Second Amendment IS my carry permit!" -- Ted Nugent)
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To: NoLibZone
Plans are free, although getting access to a 3D printer may prove expensive, at least for now. “If you can download it, you can have it.”

Well folks.. you can buy a 3D PRINTER for $500.
http://www2.electronicproducts.com/Low_cost_3D_printer_makes_at_home_production_reality-article-famg_robo_printer_jan2013-html.aspx

Here are the rest of the THINGS (see links below) that accompany this mind-blowing technology that should make you realize that REALITY, as we know it, is taking a GIANT stride into the future

Plastic Recycler
http://www.wired.com/design/2013/01/filabot-plastic-recycler/

Dutch architect to build "endless" house with 3D printerhttp://www.3ders.org/articles/20130115-dutch-architect-to-build-endless-house-with-3d-printer.html

The 21st century revolution in building technology has a name. D-Shape.

The mega scale free-form printer of buildings. What couldn't be done, now can be done.

http://www.d-shape.com/

Lastly...

Here's the website called Thingiverse that features 3d templates for free use..

http://www.thingiverse.com/

10 posted on 02/13/2013 3:19:05 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: zipper

not true, it has now been done successfully.

the tech race is over. The Cuomo Magazine is fully functional for multiple uses.

This is like the time when aluminum became super cheep to produce, prices collapsed.


11 posted on 02/13/2013 3:19:57 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Venturer

“The Government knows this, it’s why they are buying it -—so you cannot get it.”

That’s silly. That’s like solving obesity by buying up all potato chips and other fattening food.

Shelves are empty because people are buying everything on them.

The big deal about printing magazines is that government is trying to ban them. Even if reduced to single shot guns there will still be a supply of ammunition.


12 posted on 02/13/2013 3:22:37 PM PST by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: GeronL

I loved my Thingmaker and Plastigoop. This is the 21st century version. Woohoo!


13 posted on 02/13/2013 3:33:10 PM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: NoLibZone

Don’t forget that AR15 magazines are little more than sheetmetal and a cheap spring. The gun was designed so mags would be cheap enough to throw away without a thought. No high tech printers required.


14 posted on 02/13/2013 3:36:27 PM PST by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: NoLibZone
Because we can't make our high capacity mags with metal and springs? -Right

You don't really expect me to believe you can “print” the springs in the first place.

15 posted on 02/13/2013 3:40:41 PM PST by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: ctdonath2

For the 20 (or fewer) round magazines, all you need is a bending brake and maybe a TIG welder to deal with the sheet metal.

For the 30 round magazine... it isn’t so easy. Look at the curve on the magazine and tell me how you plan to deal with that without a hydraulic press and dies.


16 posted on 02/13/2013 4:03:29 PM PST by NVDave
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

The springs you can make the same way you make other helical springs in guns: Bending music wire around a mandrel.


17 posted on 02/13/2013 4:04:16 PM PST by NVDave
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To: ctdonath2
"Shelves are empty because people are buying everything on them."

BINGO!
Been checking a LOT of sites to see what they have in stock/on hand.
All the #7.5 or #8 shot 12g birdshot shells you could want.
NO .22, .357, .45, 9mm...
.223 or 7.62x39 or 7.62x51...fuhgeddaboutit!
Some odd caliber rifle ammo, elephant/safari stuff!
Some .380, .40...at least thats what I've seen.
Wallyworld-bare shelves.
Every place I check, there are 2-3 people there looking for ammo.
18 posted on 02/13/2013 4:08:17 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: NVDave

A press and die are easy to come by.


19 posted on 02/13/2013 4:11:57 PM PST by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: zipper

Sheet steel and tin snips still work.


20 posted on 02/13/2013 4:35:23 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Too old to cut the mustard any more.)
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To: NoLibZone

At least Obama has spurred a new interest in home craftsmanship.


21 posted on 02/13/2013 5:07:39 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: null and void
3D printing could muzzle new gun laws

Nah. Not all of them....

22 posted on 02/13/2013 7:28:15 PM PST by archy
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To: 45semi

“Every place I check, there are 2-3 people there looking for ammo.”

And none to be had! I ordered some .22 Hornet, thinking it would fire from my .22 LR.... Dumb@$$.

Let me know if you have a .22 Hornet and need 100 rounds.


23 posted on 02/13/2013 10:37:05 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: zipper

In the 10’s of thousands range you can print in steel.


24 posted on 02/14/2013 9:08:51 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: NVDave

So “spring control” wouldn’t even be effective...

Wire Control! We need Music Wire Control!


25 posted on 02/14/2013 9:11:52 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Most springs are really easy to make, once you’ve been shown how it is done and you have the correct steel.

You need a high-carbon steel - 0.70% to 0.95% - or AISI 1070 to 1095 steels. You need to quench them, then temper the steel to the right point, and you’re done.

Music wire and helical springs are just so easy, they’re hardly worth mentioning. But making the main spring for something like a revolver or a side-by-side shotgun... not difficult, once you’ve learned the secrets of how to deal with steel.


26 posted on 02/14/2013 11:19:26 AM PST by NVDave
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To: taxcontrol

When those get down in the single digit thousands, send me a FReepmail.


27 posted on 02/14/2013 11:59:30 AM PST by zipper ("The Second Amendment IS my carry permit!" -- Ted Nugent)
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