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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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Plastic or metal ore?

Which do you prefer? How do you stand on the plastic gun blueprint issue? One judge blocked the release of the software which gives the user a step by step how-to on making a plastic weapon. Eight states plus DC filed a suit to stop the newly allowed settlement to publish. The judge ruled that the availability of 3-D printers would cause irreparable harm. It's too easy.

It's also too late.

Already over 1,000 users have downloaded the plans which were uploaded to the maker's site a few days ago. So what is the big deal? Are there not other geniuses who could figure this out and make some device undetectable? Sure. Arguments against the release say this is giving away the farm and making it easy for terrorists on tried and true models which function properly.

The gun designs were first made by an anarchist. Then the plans were made public, but quickly banned. This seems to be a new beginning to long days of arguments before finally reaching an end. I imagine it will go to the US Supreme Court. What are your thoughts on this?

In other news, the BBC, Fox, and PBS were viewed as the most trusted news networks. I bet that sent most of the other networks into an overdrive of dismay. Next thing you know, they might shout from the highest tree tops that the pollsters only inquired with crazy people to get those perceptions. 😊😜I find it amusing.

Manafort trial is ongoing. Pay attention. Judge Ellis is the one to watch here.

If you do not take to current events, try reading about Wheels in my latest article on Law Enforcement Today showing a little perspective into community.

Words of advice for today:

Don't be a social media troll. 

Be safe.

6 comments:

Well Seasoned Fool said...

printed firearms? At this point, more dangerous for the user than anyone else. Somewhere in the future? Maybe a short history lesson. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FP-45_Liberator

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
---While I love my poly-frame Taurus PT1145, I'm not so sure about these "plastic" guns (except maybe to use as BB pistols).
Can't imagine how the ballistics checks out with such a weapon.
---Do people have the right to make them?
That's another dicey subject. They just might.
You can fashion your own sub-machine gun (just don't advertise it)...easy enough and works along the lines of a STEN, but you need some proper gunsmithing gear to get the ball rolling.
---The MAJOR sticking point w/ me and these 3-D printed weapons is concealability...they will most likely defeat metal detectors.
But, you still need a (rifled) steel BARREL, right?
Plus, they're damn ugly to look at. Nothing like those sexy 1911s.

Unless you're willing to obtain the correct (federal) LICENSING to manufacture firearms, this will be one genie that's gonna be DAMN hard to shove back into the bottle.

Good post.

Roll safe down there, Kiddo.

MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Momma Fargo;

The people squalking about the 3d firearm are missing the point, sure they are kinda flimsy, but the trick is to use them on TPTB and take THEIR gun. That was the purpose of the "Liberator", that was dropped into France before D-Day.
The media lead by MSM and CNN have been pushing a narrative and the chicken little stuff about Trump, the gloom and doom don't jive with what the people outside the cities are seeing.

Old NFO said...

I'll go get what I need from Lowes... sigh... MR.G is also correct!

Momma Fargo said...

Apparently, I was preaching to the choir here. LOL. All of you are well versed in the issues. Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping in!

bill lisleman said...

I would vote to ban this 3D printing plan. We ban things that are harmful to people. I really don't know the answer to my next question. Am I allowed to publish the directions to cooking meth or some other drug? I don't think it's legal. I agree the big danger is for the gun user. I'm not sure all 3D machines produce the required material strength. I never thought about the Federal License requirement to manufacture.