Skip to comments.Schumer: U.S. needs to block 3D plastic guns like ‘The Liberator’ from Defense Distributed
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 technologys 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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Brownells makes barrel liners.
$800 for the 3d printer
$800 for a decent computer
Download, install and learn a free CAD software,
Download, install and learn a slicer program
Run a few test prints and adjust their printer
Then print off a single shot .380 pistol
Going to the local criminal gun dealer and paying say $500 for a 15 plus shot 9 mm Glock that was stolen from someones house
Sure, makes sense to me.
Apparently with plastic cartridges as well.
It only makes sense if you have the printer for an other purposes and you want to knock off a few thousand of these guns.
That was the same wailful cry when the first thermoplastic glocks came out. They'd be invisibile to airport x-ray machines............LOL!
As a side note, a few years ago when I lost my job, I applied for employment with the TSA. I went thru a battery of tests, one of which was to view photos of typical luggage x-rays and try to identify specific test mandated items.
Outlines of literally everything you store in your carry on luggage is revealed in those x-rays, not just metal objects........
Too late! The Liberator cost less than $2.00 to build using the stamped-metal technology of the early 1940s [Guide Lamp division of General Motors of Anderson, Indiana was the prime contractor] and with today's plastics technology....
Remember, communist countries are fond of banning printers, copiers, faxes, etc.
But what if some jerk with a starship came by and reprogrammed them?
What happens when what happened to Mudd in that episode happens to you?
Not even necessary: USFA Zip .22:
What! ANOTHER remake of the Stepford Wives?
Freedom is not a Democrat Party principle.
Schumer wants control
freedom negates control
schumer does not want freedom.
Well guess what Mr. Schumer..? YOU TURN MY STOMACH.