Gun Control

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by newcastlefan, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. newcastlefan

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    doesn't seem to be much reason to discuss it anymore?

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/markgibbs/2012/07/28/the-end-of-gun-control/

    Given the recent appalling events in Aurora, Colorado, there’s been a renewed call for greater gun control and a ban on assault weapons.

    I’m in favor of tighter gun control and a ban on weapons that are unnecessarily powerful but I’m afraid that technology will soon make any legislation that limits the availability of any kinds of guns ineffective.
    To understand why this might happen, you need to understand a technology called 3D printing.3D printing allows you to build things that are, as the name implies, three dimensional. A few years ago 3D printers were very rare, hugely expensive, and hard to use. But as with anything that can be driven by computers, 3D printers has become cheaper and cheaper to the point where, today, you can buy a 3D printer, off the shelf, for as little $500.
    Using either free or low cost computer aided drafting software you can create digital 3D models of pretty much anything you can think of and, with hardly any fuss, your 3D printer will render them as physical objects.The only contraints on what you can print are that the size of the printed object (typically a maximum of 6 inches by 6 inches by 6 inches unless you spend more money on your printer ; the bigger the final object you want, the more you’ll have to spend), the material printed (all of the low end printers can, at present, only print with thermosetting plastics; very high end printers can print with ceramics and metals), and the resolution of the printer (for current low end printers this is typically around 0.1mm).So, can you print a gun? Yep, you can and that’s exactly what somebody with the alias “HaveBlue†did.To be accurate, HaveBlue didn’t print an entire gun, he printed a “receiver†for an AR-15 (better known as the military’s M16) at a cost of about $30 worth of materials.The receiver is, in effect, the framework of a gun and holds the barrel and all of the other parts in place. It’s also the part of the gun that is technically, according to US law, the actual gun and carries the serial number.When the weapon was assembled with the printed receiver HaveBlue reported he fired 200 rounds and it operated perfectly.
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    Suck a dick city boy.
     
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    Mack Well-Known Member

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    Guns kill people just like forks make us fat.

    troof
     
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    Mack Well-Known Member

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    you can't legislate crazy.
     
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    sorry but i'm not gay or hard up. perhaps you should ask Jeton out, or are you still banging the pigs on the farm?
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    guns are fun & every politician knows to avoid the issue when election time rolls around.
     
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    Jesus, you own stock in 3D printers?

    Quit spamming the board about it already. :rolleyes:

    Whats the matter, Sally? I smack you around too much in the other thread? Or did we not properly pay attention during the 3 occasions you mentioned the us of 3D printers? :jj:
     
  8. newcastlefan

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    and now its become a moot point, unless you're trying to get laid and you want to impress someone with your pseudo social awareness..
     
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    Yup my pants arw off but the holster remains.
     
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    Besides that, hot girls deserve the right to kill people with guns. :coffee:


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  12. crazypreacher

    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    Btw. Do you consult forbes for all of your opinions?
     
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    no. i don't consult anyone for my opinions. i make up my own mind. I base my opinions on the things i read and I read Forbes, among other things.
     
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    death before taking off the holster!
     
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    the only thing wrong with those girls is that they have too much clothing on
     
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    dunno why but I'd go with Steph.(top pic)
     
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    No disrepect nf, but when stuff hits the fan, the police will get there in time to cover us in plastic.
     
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    probably. i figure we all will have to do some really fancy tapdancing to avoid the eventual rioting that seems to be coming. i just figure people will use anything they can get as a weapon so we're as likely to be hit by a skillet as a bullet.
     
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    she might be cleaning her act up physically since the first season, but that voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard