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CSGV becoming increasingly frantic over 'printable gun'
St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 5 October, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann

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? Let’s 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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 3d; banglist; codywilson; wikiweapon
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To: ApplegateRanch

“The Weapons Shops of Isher” immediately came to mind on reading the article title. It is one of the few Ace sci-fi paperbacks that had a lasting effect on me. Well worth the read for those unfamiliar with it.

This process goes further by providing additional tools to individuals beyond the CNC mini-mills, etc.

Individual arsenals for free men.

41 posted on 10/07/2012 6:27:34 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Vendome

All the blueprints you may ever need.

42 posted on 10/07/2012 6:45:21 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: eartrumpet
Understood, but I am saying a good conventional home machinist with fairly primitive tools is also able to produce good quality barrels.

If Pakistani tribesmen can produce guns under Third World conditions, it's futile to think you can stop gun making in the US.

43 posted on 10/07/2012 6:57:49 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time
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To: mamelukesabre
No home hobby machine shop can produce a rifled barrel.

I beg to differ. Boring the barrel takes some technique, but if they can do it in Darra Adam Kel in the tribal territories in Pakistan, or if backwoods gunsmiths could do it in early 1800's Pennsylvania, hobby machine shops with precise lathes can do it easier.

44 posted on 10/07/2012 9:16:53 AM PDT by marktwain
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