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Schumer: U.S. needs to block 3D plastic guns like ‘The Liberator’ from Defense Distributed
New York Daily News ^ | May 6, 2013 | Edgar Sandoval

Posted on 05/06/2013 7:24:42 AM PDT by Seizethecarp

A Texas company is set to release blueprints for making a plastic gun with a 3-D printer — a development Sen. Chuck Schumer called “stomach-churning” Sunday.

Defense Distributed, a collective of gun access advocates headed by self-described “free-market anarchist” Cody Wilson, has announced it made such an untraceable gun with the new plastic-making technology. The nonprofit Texas group intends to post blueprints for “The Liberator” (pictured) online this week.

The Liberator may look like a toy, but “this gun can fire regular bullets,” Schumer said, calling for legislation outlawing the technology’s weapons potential.

“Security checkpoints, background checks and gun regulations will do little good if criminals can print their own plastic firearms at home and bring those firearms through metal detectors with no one the wiser,” Israel said in a statement.

To Schumer, the ramifications of make-your-own untraceable and undetectable weapons are “stomach-churning.”

“Now anyone, a terrorist, someone who is mentally ill, a spousal abuser, a felon, can essentially open a gun factory in their garage,” Schumer said. “It must be stopped.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; 3dprintergun; banglist; chuckschumer; defensedistributed; democrathistrionics; democrats; democratshistrionics; guncontrol; liberator; schmuckschemer; schumer; secondamendment; theliberator; youwillnotdisarmus
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1 posted on 05/06/2013 7:24:42 AM PDT by Seizethecarp
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“Security checkpoints, background checks and gun regulations will do little good if criminals can print their own plastic firearms at home....

Well, we'll make it illegal to do so....that'll stop them!......

2 posted on 05/06/2013 7:27:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Seizethecarp
“Now anyone, a terrorist, someone who is mentally ill, a spousal abuser, a felon, can essentially open a gun factory in their garage,” Schumer said. “It must be stopped.”

Not just anyone. It has to be someone with enough cash to buy a 3D printer and the program to print the “The Liberator”.

3 posted on 05/06/2013 7:29:34 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Der Reichsfuhrer Schumer needs to lighten up.


4 posted on 05/06/2013 7:30:20 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: Seizethecarp

“Now anyone, a terrorist, someone who is mentally ill, a spousal abuser, a felon, can essentially open a gun factory in their garage,” Schumer said.

Duuuuhhhhhh, I guess anyone who can buy a pressure cooker can also start a bomb factory in their own garage too chucky boy...

Heck anyone with enough skill to use a 3d printer can ALSO build their own gun using off the shelf parts ANYWAYS!!!

A shopping trip to home despot can get you plenty of parts to build one...


5 posted on 05/06/2013 7:31:57 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Pontiac

Not just anyone. It has to be someone with enough cash to buy a 3D printer and the program to print the “The Liberator”.

Someone with enough cash to buy a 3-D printer can also buy a gun onthe regular market or the black market anyways...


6 posted on 05/06/2013 7:32:47 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

The funny thing is the pressuer cooker bomb does not have to be a pressure cooker.
Any pan with a lid the can be screwed down with a Dewalt drill and screws can be made into a bomb! Any old paint pot like we used to use can be made into a bomb!
You can make a bomb with out explosives that can rip your heart out!
The fact is the item is not the perprtrator of terror, the human deploying the item is, be it gun, knife, bomb, or a peice of glass! All can kill but not with out the perp .


7 posted on 05/06/2013 7:39:06 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Red Badger
Well, we'll make it illegal to do so....that'll stop them!......

Don't laugh. Libs actually believe this. They would do better to study the meaning of Pandora's Box and stop passing meaningless laws. There are game changing events. They happen. Get used to it Chuckie.

8 posted on 05/06/2013 7:39:34 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: Red Badger

These old, life-long politicians all have 3 things in common:

1. They see something they don’t understand, they try to ban/regulate it.
2. They do not comprehend the radical changes in our society that the internet has created. Namely free transfer of information; data.
3. The pace of technology will now outpace their ability to ban it.

Once it’s digital, it’s out there, and you can’t stop that.

Once they figure this out they will move to really clamp down on the internet. They will say it is “dangerous.”

The power is shifting towards the people and they will not stand for that.


9 posted on 05/06/2013 7:45:14 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: Seizethecarp

When I look at this I think of how mush faster the Soviet Union could have fallen with a device like this, or how dangerous it is to be a tyrant now.


10 posted on 05/06/2013 7:47:59 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Seizethecarp

Any plastic part of that gun except the spring can be made from a piece of hard, dense Oak wood.


11 posted on 05/06/2013 7:51:00 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Red Badger

Just like the Pharisees, the libs believe more and more laws will make society righteous.


12 posted on 05/06/2013 7:54:12 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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http://tribune.com.pk/story/458310/the-legendary-gunsmiths-of-darra-adam-khel/


13 posted on 05/06/2013 7:59:46 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Seizethecarp

Little Chuckie Schumer is an amazingly lucky public official; he’s never had to contend with a shortage of things about which to wee himself.


14 posted on 05/06/2013 8:06:47 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Seizethecarp
Had to check if this was from the Onion. What a fool. Undetectable firearms are already illegal, so what does he propose to do? Make them double-secret SUPER DUPER illegal?

I think what he really objects to but knows he'd get little public support for legislating against, is the distribution of power that requires that government edicts about gun manufacture be willingly obeyed. That's a good check on tyranny; when compliance by definition must be voluntary it prevents them from being able to pass laws more restrictive than the public at large feels are justified. They can't be unilaterally dictatorial tyrants. As a tyrant, this is a stomach-churning prospect for him.

15 posted on 05/06/2013 8:08:43 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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Guns can be made from practically any tube of sufficient thickness. All you need is something to burn inside a tube with a projectile in front of it. Will Chuckie Schmuckie attempt to ban creativity?

Paper Mache prison gun made from newspaper, spit and rubberband:

Shotgun made from bedframe and matchheads.

Homemade belt-fed machine gun. Shoots 420 RPM

16 posted on 05/06/2013 8:09:00 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: Red Badger
Remember that Original Star Trek episode where Harry Mudd was on some planet with a population of androids who would do his every bidding?

He made an android of his wife Stella, and got great satisfaction ordering her (it) to "Shut up" when she (it) started nagging.

Well I hope someday someone makes a 3-D printer that can replicate Schumer. I'd buy a couple of 'em.

I'd pay good money commanding Schumer (it) to Shut up!"

17 posted on 05/06/2013 8:09:15 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("God bless Planned Parenthood"- B.H.Obama, 2013)
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Dear Schmuk, you keep your whiney bans, I’ll keep my rights, liberty, & freedom!


18 posted on 05/06/2013 8:11:03 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Mind!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Actually, I think they have a plastic spring but a metal firing pin made from a nail.


19 posted on 05/06/2013 8:12:16 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: eCSMaster

Harcourt Fenton Mudd would caution you that what is created for one use can be turned to an unintended use. I shudder to think what hell Schumer could accomplish if there were more than one of him sauntering around. No TV crew would be safe, no microphone could be protected sufficiently to prevent him smarming US. The devil must tremble at the prospect of McCain, Obama, Harkin, and Schumer in his future. The reality of Boxer and Pelosi joining the devilment must quaver the old imp.


20 posted on 05/06/2013 8:14:27 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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