Sunday, November 10, 2013
The World's First 3D Printed Metal Gun
At the second shot, "Looks like it went over the berm, hehehehe."
Naturally these idiots are so excited about their new gun they don't care about safety. It's all just good fun, right?
The gun-rights fanatics are telling us that DMLS (direct metal laser sintering) is just the next step of the plastic 3D printing that was all the rave about a year ago. I'm not so sure that's the case. Even the machine used to print with plastic was prohibitively expensive at about $200,000. Imagine what the metal one costs, which is used to make precision parts for airplanes and surgical tools.
The real problem with all this is not the possibility of flooding the market with untraceable firearms manufactured in people's basements, that's not going to happen. The real problem is what the discussion says about the gun-rights advocates. It says they are not concerned at all about the problem of gun violence. They laugh in our faces when we talk about twice as many kids being killed in gun accidents than was previously thought. They scoff at the suggestion that gun owners need to be more responsible in the way they store their firearms in order to prevent theft. They refuse outright any attempt to close the private-sale loophole.
Instead of even admitting there's a problem, they offer the Utopian future of 3D metal printing for weapons so the killing can continue.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.