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Renew ban on plastic guns

November 21, 2013

Ever since Jules Verne wrote about trips to the moon and submarines that could travel 20,000 leagues under the sea, science fiction has developed a history of becoming science fact....

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yunosmart

Nov-21-13 1:36 AM

I wonder if the Journal knows that 3D printed guns do not actually work very well. They have a tendency to explode in the shooter's hand, and even if you do get it to shoot, they have horrible accuracy. They also only have one shot. That one shot tends to melt the barrel if it does not destroy the gun utterly. "A bunch of terrorists" wielding 3D printed guns are a bigger threat to themselves than the innocents around them. Plastic just isn't a very good material to make a gun out of. The technology just isn't there yet. The Journal needs to stop this fear mongering.

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middleclassworker

Nov-21-13 7:02 AM

Still, the NRA will call such legislation "gun control" and argue that it is every American's right to make a plastic gun with their new 3D printer.

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middleclassworker

Nov-21-13 7:03 AM

There is no give-and-take with the gun nuts OR the anti-gun nuts.

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JReader

Nov-21-13 9:10 AM

But fear mongering sells so many more papers.

The news is nothing more than a commodity placed in the market for sale that has no requirement to contain neither truth nor reason.

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mnagipd437

Nov-22-13 4:52 PM

OK editor, it's time to educate yourself before you write nonsense. You don't need a plastic item to use a 3D printer. you can take any object and remake it with a 3D printer. I wouldn't recommend using a mechanical device made from a 3D printer, since the scanner can't see what's inside the object. Do a little research before you write nonsense!

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mnagipd437

Nov-22-13 4:58 PM

As far as a firearm getting passed security points, they have xray machines now also. Plastic shows up on xrays. If you're going to talk about how technology has changed, realize it has changed everywhere! For instance, we're on a webpage because your paper is only good for starting the wood furnace. But it's not plastic! Maybe we should make a plastic furnace...

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