Skip to comments.Defense Distributed declares 'government monopoly on force' obsolete (Photos)
Posted on 05/07/2013 6:37:37 PM PDT by marktwain
St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner has been avidly following the "Wiki Weapon" project, by Defense Distributed, to design a "printed" gun, that could be entirely made on a consumer grade 3-D printer. Even this correspondent, though, did not really believe that that goal was realistic in any near term time frame. Printable "high capacity" magazines and printable lower receivers for AR-15 "assault weapons," still requiring commercially manufactured metal parts to function as a complete firearm, seemed ambitious enough. The forcible citizen disarmament lobby certainly seems to have thought so.
As it turns out, though, I should have had more faith in University of Texas law student and Defense Distributed mastermind Cody Wilson, who on May 3, announced the successful production and firing of the "Liberator" pistol (see sidebar video), named after the "Liberators" made in the U.S., to be dropped behind enemy lines for resistance fighters' use in World War II. The new Liberator does have two pieces of metal: a small nail to act as a firing pin, and a 6 oz. block of steel in the grip of the gun, that serves no structural or operational purpose, but keeps the gun in compliance with the "Undetectable Firearms Act's" requirement that guns contain a certain minimum quantity of metal.
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Quite interesting if you wonder how they made it all work.
Most people have no idea just how simple an item that a gun can be. In WWll, the Germans developed a family of small arms that could be produced in basement workshops for their “last stand” that, fortunately, never came about. I’ve seen a few examples that were brought back; crude, yes, workable, very much so. I am still dubious about guns produced with 3-D technology because, for reliability and accuracy reasons, some parts really do need to be made of metal. But, for those who have long dreamed of disarming the American people, this is proof that they have sorelyunderestimated our ingenuity and resourcefulness. My big concern is something like DHS trying a heavy-handed crackdown that would spark a second American civil war.
Today... They need to be made of metal. Future changes in materials science could radically change that.
metal nanoparticles could presumably be used to self-assemble into a network of stiffeners that could give the plastic more resilience.
The hysteria is not really at all about "undetectable" firearms. It's about uncontrollable firearms, unstoppable firearm ownership, and a citizenry exercising an unalienable right to keep and bear arms--a right that shall not be infringed.
If leftist extremists had any sense, they'd have realized all along their hysterical quest for so-called "gun control" was nothing but an expression of hatred of both the Second Amendment and all us ordinary citizens who believe it means exactly what it says.
They've expressed their hatred, all right, and...?
They've encouraged millions of us to spend hundreds of millions and perhaps even billions of dollars on guns and ammunition. They've nudged the larger part of another million citizens into joining the NRA. They've insulted and antagonized dozens of millions of citizens, and warned us to take their predations seriously.
Leftist extremists have already destroyed our constitutional republic in all but name and flag, and replaced it with a "progressive" oligarchy. I don't doubt they'll presently wreak horrendous economic and social havoc upon our nationbut rule us? Those nitwits couldn't rule a birthday party for mentally retarded four-year-old children.
With printed firearms entering into the world the leftwingtards have turned to attacking the First Amendment as well.
The hysteria is about the fact that manufacturing becomes obsolute.
no union thug truckers,
no political campaign contributions,
NO GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS TO HAND OUT!!!
Ammo is a problem. I want one for the rail of the M4gery I used to have.
Check your FReepmail.