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  •  What's new is that I can go download the files (6+ / 0-)

    and build one myself. One that gets around all of the current laws, or future laws. A gun that won't register on a metal detector.

    If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

    by AoT on Fri May 03, 2013 at 05:40:38 PM PDT

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    •  What laws does it "get around"? (3+ / 0-)
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      annieli, noway2, oldpunk

      I'm betting it won't work with a printed barrel.

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      by PavePusher on Fri May 03, 2013 at 09:12:39 PM PDT

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      •  It's not the barrel that is they key (2+ / 0-)
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        oldpunk, PavePusher

        It is the (lower) receiver, which is the only serialized and regulated part.  One can get barrels, pistol slides, magazines, and everything else easily enough.  Things like magazines are already mostly plastic.

        Attempting to restrict the availability of guns through regulating manufacturers will work about as well as trying to stop Internet piracy by the defeated SOPA act.  In other words, you can't because people can do it themselves.  In the case of guns, it is also legal to make your own firearm; just not to sell.

         

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