I asked a question. You just swatted it aside in not a very nice way, and you wonder why I challenge that.
I think you need to upgrade your spectacles, h20. ...
In your opening lines, you stated that this gun is undetectable.
Thank God you don't live here in the states as we already
have more members of the dumbmasses than we need.
Quote:Silly Question? Conspiracy? Aiding in some way?
Yes, no and no.
I wonder if you would ask the same questions if the Obama administration
had posted the entire ObamaCare plan online for all to download and read?
Unfortunately this was not the case because as Princess Pelosi said:
" we have to pass it before we know what's in it" or some stupid **** like that.
I guarantee ObamaCare will kill more Americans than any 3D printed weapons.
I'll not state my opinion on it as it's not a law that affects me.
re you happy that anyone of any age, mental capacity and level of good or bad intent can now freely (and seemingly legally) make and own one of these things?
Shortly after its release, PGP encryption found its way out side the United States, and in February 1993 Zimmermann became the formal target of a criminal investigation by the US Government for "munitions export without a license". Cryptosystems using keys larger than 40 bits were then considered munitions within the definition of the US export regulations; PGP has never used keys smaller than 128 bits so it qualified at that time. Penalties for violation, if found guilty, were substantial. After several years, the investigation of Zimmermann was closed without filing criminal charges against him or anyone else.
Zimmermann challenged these regulations in a curious way. He published the entire source code of PGP in a hardback book, via MIT Press, which was distributed and sold widely. Anybody wishing to build their own copy of PGP could buy the $60 book, cut off the covers, separate the pages, and scan them using an OCR program, creating a set of source code text files. One could then build the application using the freely available GNU Compiler Collection. PGP would thus be available anywhere in the world. The claimed principle was simple: export of munitions—guns, bombs, planes, and software—was (and remains) restricted; but the export of books is protected by the First Amendment. The question was never tested in court with respect to PGP. In cases addressing other encryption software, however, two federal appeals courts have established the rule that cryptographic software source code is speech protected by the First Amendment (the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the Bernstein case and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in the Junger case).
US export regulations regarding cryptography remain in force, but were liberalized substantially throughout the late 1990s. Since 2000, compliance with the regulations is also much easier. PGP encryption no longer meets the definition of a non-exportable weapon, and can be exported internationally except to seven specific countries and a list of named groups and individuals (with whom substantially all US trade is prohibited under various US export controls).
'Liberator': Proof that you CAN'T make a working gun in a 3D printer
No need to pry this piece of crap out of my fingers
by Lewis Page
Posted in Bootnotes, 10th May 2013 15:34 GMT
Comment People are missing one important point about the "Liberator" 3D-printed "plastic gun": it isn't any more a gun than any other very short piece of plastic pipe is a "gun".
The only way to be at all confident of a disabling result using a Liberator would be to press it into your enemy's body before firing. This is also true of a kitchen knife, and a vigorously thrown kitchen knife (or half-brick) would be at least as effective at a distance as the "Liberator".
It's not a gun. It's not even a 1950s style "zip gun": the pipe used for zip guns is a lot better than you can make in a 3D printer, and is correspondingly more effective - and safer.
In a real gun which you would actually carry into a fight, there will also be various ancillary equipment which will mean you can shoot it again without having to manually insert another cartridge. Nobody serious has used single-shot firearms in combat for well over a century.
So what we have here is not, as everyone is saying, proof that 3D printers can be used to make guns. It's proof that they can't, and that 3D printing at the moment is basically pretty useless.
Strange you should mention Rome. I have been thinking the empire of the US of A is becoming more and more like the last days of the empire of Rome.