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View Diary: 3-D Guns, will it pit the gun nuts against the gun industry? (80 comments)

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  •  Someday I'll explain to you how gunpowder works (0+ / 0-)

    The physics behind it is fascinating, but because of how it works, and how precisely it is loaded into cartridges, taggants cannot be used because taggants will alter the explosive properties of, and pressures produced by, burning powder.  Unpredictability is the key word.  Each powder burns at a specific rate and produces specific pressures in specific cartridges and taggants are impurities, and impurities can produce very unwanted results.

    •  I realise that, (0+ / 0-)

      but government/police will be faced with a dilemma. Looking at guns with no serial numbers, easily destroyed after use, and impossible to do a ballistics comparison on even if the weapon is not destroyed, taggants will be the only remaining way of tracing a weapon/bullet.

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