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  •  On top of this the 3D printing of gun parts... (0+ / 0-)

    ...is troubling me.

    THE END OF GUN CONTROL, OR ANARCHY? SEE THE CHILLING POSSIBILITIES CREATED BY 3D PRINTED GUNS

    That was one of the questions asked by Glenn Beck during a fascinating and potentially frightening interview with Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed, The WikiWeapons Project. If you are not familiar with them, Wilson’s group claims to be “A non-profit collaborative project to create freely available plans for printable 3D guns.”

    In a segment during Beck’s TV program about The Singularity, a technology-evolutionary jump, Wilson was talking about his success in using 3D printers to actually make plastic guns. (Cody Wilson has actually fired these printed components — see video below.) Beck also showed a functional, high-capacity magazine that was made by the WikiWeapons project using a 3D printer.

    I may diary about this.

    On the other hand, this gives me some hope;

    Guns for bicycles and laptops: Uruguay's politicians launch arms amnesty with a twist

    Politicians in Uruguay are offering gun owners an amnesty with a twist — with those handing in their deadly firearms being given a bicycle or a laptop computer in exchange.
    The move, which will also see sentences for the illegal possession of guns made more severe, comes as the government revealed that one in three of its citizens were armed.

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    by Shockwave on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 09:46:56 AM PST

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