Monday, May 13, 2013

3728 On printing guns, again

Monday, May 13, 2013

Impartial, adj.:  Unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy or adopting either of two conflicting opinions.
-- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary" --


Two posts back I wrote my opinion on 3-D printed guns.  This article points out that although the plans for the gun that were briefly available online had been downloaded 100,000 times, apparently no one has actually done it. 

I love this part, the last sentence:
According to experts I spoke with, printing the various parts that comprise the weapon would take at least eight hours. In other words, it's extremely possible that people intending to make a 3D-printed gun haven't quite finished doing so, or haven't quite finished the YouTube video. It is also possible that the hand with which they type now contains a lower number of fingers than it did on Sunday.

1 comment:

rockygrace said...

What IS it with these people and their insistence on having guns? Give it a break, peeps. If the supposed police state that you're so paranoid about turns against you, you're screwed, anyway. The idea that a gun is gonna save your butt is laughable.