3D-Printing Meets the 2nd Amendment

“This isn’t 1994. The Internet happened since the last assault weapons ban. This is a fledgling tech, but look what we’re able to do. We printed that magazine out.”

- Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed

This article about the 3D-printing of gun magazines absolutely blew my mind and confirms what I had already suspected.  There is no way gun confiscation or even restrictions will ever work in the United States.  As I have been saying from the beginning, we need to confront the root causes of violence in the country (gun or otherwise) not resort to ridiculous knee-jerk reactions that won’t do any good anyway.  I expressed my thoughts on the gun debate in the following articles:  How to Spot a Hypocrite in the Gun Debate and Other Reflections on Newtown and It’s Time to Ban Suicide.

From Forbes:

Over the past weekend, Defense Distributed successfully 3D-printed and tested an ammunition magazine for an AR semi-automatic rifle, loading and firing 86 rounds from the 30-round clip.

That homemade chunk of curved plastic holds special significance: Between 1994 and 2004, so-called “high capacity magazines” capable of holding more than 10 bullets were banned from sale. And a new gun control bill proposed by California Senator Diane Feinstein would ban those larger ammo clips again. President Obama has also voiced support for the magazine restrictions.

But Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson says he hopes the group’s recent work demonstrates the futility of that proposed ban in the age of cheap 3D printing.

“We want to preempt Feinstein, to eat their lunch,” says Wilson. “This isn’t 1994. The Internet happened since the last assault weapons ban. This is a fledgling tech, but look what we’re able to do. We printed that magazine out.”

Defense Distributed uploaded its blueprint for the 3D-printable magazine to its website, Defcad.org, which aims to collect designs for gun components, many of which have been removed from other websites. In just the last six days, according to Wilson, 20,000 files have been downloaded from Defcad, including more than 2,200 downloads of files for printing the three pieces that are assembled to create the magazine.

“The liberty crowd loves it,” says Wilson.

“[Lawmakers] are taking a giant step backward, and it makes everything we’ve talked about more practical,” says Wilson. “There’s more opportunity to demonstrate the usefulness, the consequences of our project. I can already print this magazine and show that prohibition has run up against a problem.”

Beyond the gun debate, this story has much wider implications for society at large.  The Internet, Bitcoin, 3D-Printing and future technologies I can’t even imagine are providing humanity with the opportunity to make decisions for itself that will ultimately destroy the control systems created and defended by the power crazed oligarchy.

I have never been more confident that that humanity will throw off this insane power structure globally, evolve and ultimately enter a new renaissance.  Will you be on the right side of history?

Full article here.

In Liberty,
Mike

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  1. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-16/obamas-23-executive-gun-control-actions

    2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.

    4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks.

    16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.

    the list is full of pointless atempts to make the sheeple “feel better” salted with things that the feds will be able to use in the future to disarm significant numbers of people and remove grandfathered weapons from the public domain

    the focous on mental health is there thrust this round and YES the fact that most of these people were on anti psycotics is important, the problem is that they will not ask the correct questions about the isue, they will focous on the fact that these people were unstable and act to prevent “unstable” people AS DEFINED BY THE GOOBERMENT from owning weapons…………i will flat GUARENTEE that NONE of us will qualify as “stable” by the time they need to remofe our ability to act to prevent the full gutting of our rights as human beings !

    what neeeds to be adressed and will not even be mentioned is the fact that these people were NOT insane to begin with and suffer from only mild behavioral isues thar rendered them “special needs” for what ever reason in “SCHOOL” the entry point for sociatial membership as defined by our system and are progressivly and INTENTIONALY marginalized as PEOPLE by that system , rendering there lives a living nightmare of unatainable expectations the negitive outcomes of wich they are continualy blamed for.

    the wonder of it is that ANY of us are sane after being run through that wringer not that the less mentaly robust amoung us are driven right off the deep end and into true antisocial behavior.

    first and formost these incedents need to be redefined to what they actually are “murder/suicide” and ask why they mainly pick schools as there targets and in fact target the schools that they were
    indoctrinated at ,
    then admit that the shooters are playing to the talking heads in the MSM and force them to NOT NAME THE SHOOTERS for a year at minium ……. for MY self i feel that the shooters names SHOULD not only not be mentioned but they need to be burried in an unmarked grave and have there identities struck from all public records! do that and in short order there will be a hell of a lott less of this crap to deal with as the ‘copy cat factor would be redused if not eliminated out right

    then it is time to deal with “public education” and the UTTER betrail of trust involved in its implementation not just here but worldwide the “prussian system” is a fully ENGINERED system the PTB knew what they were doing when they did this to us!
    it included demigraphics on how many would be rendered sheeple and how many would volenter for armed service and how many would be rendered unstable criminals and need to be locked up or drafted in to the army

    in short these people are NOT a “mistake” they are an execepted “waste product” of the states “need” to have control over the population and Obama et all are WELL aware of this FACT and also the fact that in a down econimy the threshold for these unstable people to act out goes DOWN dramiticly…………..
    they have BOTH of these sociatial levers in hand and are pulling them in such a way as to DIRECTLY CAUSE more of these incidents to occur given these facts AND there stated desire to disarm us it is not possable that they are doing THAT on accdent and the “pressures” will be kept up untill they get what they want , they will continue to allow the schools to twist kids in to phycotic killers and make shure that the antisocial actors thus created have no options but to lash out at a scocity that is ACTIVLY antaginostic towards them in such a way as to ……….what? be acknolged? vindicated? revenge? WHO THE HELL KNOWS the point is that the system is causing this and WE have no control over it unless we admit that it is happening and YES do away with ‘publicly” administered “schooling” and get BACK to personaly educating our own children like we did in the 1800s , when common soldiers during the civil war were wrighting poetry and letters home that read like shakespeare
    and the reason for that? they were taught to read at home USING the the bible and in some cases the collected works of william shakespeare the two most common sets of books available in america at the time , no dumbed down “fun with dick and jane” BS

    @mike PLEASE look up John Taylor Gatto and “tragity and hope.com” https://www.tragedyandhope.com/ they have Gattos magnium opous “the ultamate history lesson” wich is REQUIRED READING for any “liberty minded individual” such as your self .
    it is NEEDED by all those who seee themselves as having woken up to the reality around us ……….this is a moment of clarity, NOTHING MORE and just like an adicit you will wander around untill you fall back under the “influence” with out a SYSTEM to allow your self to see the “hopium” pushers for what they are in this case it is only a three step program 1)’GRAMMER’ 2)’LOGIC’ and 3)’RETORIC’ aka the “trivium” represented in modern times by the “all seeeing eye” as when used properly a person can not be decieved by even those who belive the lies there pushing the greeks taught the trivium to there children befor they were even allowed to go out of the house unsupervised ……….the us is a country who does not even know the trivium exists let alown how it is used , gramer to define the debate ligical “if thens” to disect it , and the ability to speak effectively about what you can conclude from the grammar as revealed by logic.

  2. ps the secret society “all seeing eye” crowd would say “illuminate” rather than “reveal”…….

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