Up for Debate: A 3-D printed arsenal

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 12:21am

Do you see 3-D printers, which can now successfully print firearms, as the next big societal transformation or merely nifty technological stepping stones? Also, do you believe they will be liberating or threatening to civilized society?

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136 Comments on this post:

By: govskeptic on 5/8/13 at 5:28

I suppose most folks may have never seen the video on these 3-D printers.
While I don't have an address for viewing, I'm sure one can find it on You-Tube.
Amazing technology at a cost of little over $1,000. With the gun issue excluded,
these machines will produce parts that are no longer in production or 1 of a
kind inventions for demonstration models at an amazingly low cost, prior to
patents or more permanent machinery and production is started.

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 6:15

Good morning, Nashville.

No matter what the technological breakthrough might be, some hate-filled A-hole will try adapt the new technology to maim and kill...in this case, we have a 25-year old hi-tech knucklehead from the Republic of Texas doing the dirty work...but he's on a mission from God....he worries about the federal government taking away his freedom to kill and maim.....so he's dedicated himself to the idea of producing untraceable firearms.

Yeah, Abe Lincoln screwed up royally....should have let Texas and the other wayward sisters go their own way.....Texans would still be in the horse & buggy era instead of trying to adapt developing technologies for violent and deadly purposes.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/8/13 at 7:02

Who needs gun laws now, since anyone can make there own gun now.

By: govskeptic on 5/8/13 at 7:03

Loner: I didn't know you were such good friends and so well acquainted with the
lad from Texas along with his religious convictions on God and guns. As
I read he didn't develop the technology, just showed an example of it's
capabilities. Technology is no more dangerous than philosophy in
damaging or destroying our country.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/8/13 at 7:04

How will the police be able to get ballistic from a plastic gun now that it will be so easy to replace.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/8/13 at 7:15

By: budlight on 5/7/13 at 1:54

And Capt, your head is not just between your legs, but you know where it's at. Now go have a nice day and quite wasting air. I've got a job and I'm getting my tax dollars back - legally - for an honest day's pay. What's your excuse?

Please tell me bud, where is it. And why are you posting on company time.

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 7:19

This Cody Wilson is a full-blown nut-job...he's been on Alex Jones radio show...that should speak volumes about his mental health...here is a chilling quote from the asinine anarchist:

But what this project's really about, **** your laws, you know what I'm saying? It's stepping up, it's being able to go, you know what, I don't like this legal regime I neatly step outside of it. Now what, you know?

Yeah, this Cody dude is a Jeff Davis worshiping, paranoid, gun nut....the rugged individualist who relies on the high technology of others for his daily bread.

Ever notice that every person named, "Cody" is some sort of born-again gun nut? Wild Bill Cody wannabes, I suppose, with gun-worshiping idiots for parents.

"Cody" has to be one of the most popular names in all of Hillbilly America.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/8/13 at 7:20

By: yogiman on 5/7/13 at 8:49

Well, dumba$$, if you aren't fired or retired, whose time are you using to post on this site?

You're here an awful lot of time during regular business hours. Yours or your bosses?

Stupid if you would look at the time I posted, you would see it is after quitting time of day and if you had any brain that could hold a thought or a memory you would know that I owning my own business.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/8/13 at 7:23

Loner, Wilson’s grammar is worse than yogi’s.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/8/13 at 7:25

Nemo, yogi is only familiar with jobs where you have to clock in. He never rose above that.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/8/13 at 7:28

By: yogiman on 5/6/13 at 3:48


If you had any intelligence at all (ya know, it takes brains to be intelligent) I'm Sorry you don't have any... brains or intelligence.

If I hated life, I would have left it decades ago, but I've enjoyed my life too much to commit a 'Captain Nimrod' (Nemo).

yogi you are too stupid to realize that you have been brain dear for years.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/8/13 at 7:29

LOL Good morning Blanket!!!

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 7:30

That quote from the addled anarchist was found here:


This guy is quoting Milton? Somebody bought him a Thesaurus for Christmas? This jerk is a totally phony intellectual....a name-dropper who obviously failed to fully grasp the intellectual concepts he foolishly comments on....typical Texan bullshitter....with an audience.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/8/13 at 7:36

Mornin', Nemo. Mornin' to everyone else too!

By: Captain Nemo on 5/8/13 at 7:36

By: Rasputin72 on 5/6/13 at 4:46

Nemo........You are truly deserving of your life. There are people with a lifestyle so different from yours that being in the same place at two different times for two different reasons intellectually eludes you.

You should stick to Food Shelter and Clothing.

P..S. Whoever gifted you a computer had no idea that ypu(sic) wpuld(sic) consider it a TOY.

That is nice thing to say about me Raspy old boy, but I know it was unintended. I do enjoy my lifestyle and if I every in the vicinity of your Food Shelter, I will give you a dime.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/8/13 at 7:38

Loner, are you talking about Wilson or Rasputin?

By: BenDover on 5/8/13 at 7:41

I built a 3 axis CNC mill a couple of years ago for about $3200 and can pretty much cut out any part of any fire-arm I'd wish to out of real steal.

The 3D printing is better suited to prototyping and the like.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/8/13 at 7:45

Sorry Loner the page was not found for that site.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/8/13 at 7:49

That is today’s Tec knowledge, Ben. As you know things will only get better.

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 7:49

Some Wiki facts on Cody Wilson:

"Wilson has been named one of the 15 most dangerous people in the world by Wired magazine."

And this...

"Learning of Defense Distributed's plans, manufacturer Stratasys, Inc threatened legal action and demanded the return of the 3D printer it had leased to Wilson.[7] On September 26, 2012, before the printer was assembled for use, Wilson received an email from Stratasys claiming that he was using the printer "for illegal purposes".[7] Stratasys immediately cancelled its lease with Wilson and sent a team to confiscate the printer the next day.[7][9] Wilson was subsequently questioned by the ATF.[7]"

The guy is an arrogant scofflaw on the fast track to fame...Glenn Beck also had Cody on his show...Wilson's quite the celebrity terrorist-in-training....he loathes the federal government...somebody had better be keeping tabs on this popular lunatic.

Celebs like Cody Wilson, and others who hate the union of American states, should all be given on a one-way ticket to some hell-hole of their choice...a place where armed individuals rule.... and law & order has vanished....places like Somalia, Liberia and Syria come to mind....go there, Cody....please....and take your filthy followers with you...thanks.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/8/13 at 7:50

Loner I did Loner I did find a New Yorker article about Wilson.

By: BenDover on 5/8/13 at 7:53

Mornin' Blanket!

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 7:53

The FP link opened for me originally...but now a sign-in page comes up...sorry about that....the quote is legit....Cody has all the skills, beliefs and motivations of a domestic terrorist....hopefully, he is on a watch list.....his followers too.

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 7:55

Yes...good morning, Blanketnazi....another fine day here, in paradise.

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 7:58

One wonders how a young man, only 25, can harbor such hate, loathing and contempt for law & order and the federal government of the USA...his parents must be real pieces of work...they created a monster....gotta be Jesus freaks and preppers....tin-foil helmets etc....in other words, typical Texans.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/8/13 at 8:03

By: Captain Nemo on 5/8/13 at 8:50
Loner I did Loner I did find a New Yorker article about Wilson.

oops I made a yogi.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/8/13 at 8:05


Hate is taught and Wilson must have been a very good student.

By: Jughead on 5/8/13 at 8:05

You people are losers.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/8/13 at 8:08

I will be checking in from time to time to see how the trolls respond. Have a good day.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/8/13 at 8:09

Great come back minor troll. LOL

By: Jughead on 5/8/13 at 8:15

No--really---not trolling. You guys ARE losers. Sit here and pontificate stupidity, day in and day out.

Take an honest look at yourselves and you will be horrified.

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 8:15

See ya, Cap'n.

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 8:18

Did I detect online flatulence? Nah, just our looniest troll off-gassing. Open the windows....let some fresh air in....Clint Brewer is posting as Jughead?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/8/13 at 9:04

Ben, have you checked out The Southern yet?

By: dargent7 on 5/8/13 at 9:21

This loaded question will cut across Republican and Democrat lines...aka as the educated v. the dumb asses.
If you can go to any gun show and buy a AK-47 w/o a backround check...or 4,000 rounds of hollow points on the Internet...who cares about a 3-D Photoshop gun?
Pales in comparison.

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 9:23

The term, "3-D Printer" is misleading...these machines do not print anything....they fabricate things...a better term might be, "3-D Fabricator".....or simply, "The God Device".
....and the word was made flesh?

By: BenDover on 5/8/13 at 9:26

I have not, Blanket. I'm traveling back to GA most every weekend looking after Mom and Dad so I don't get down to the condo much anymore.

By: BenDover on 5/8/13 at 9:28

They're just setting it up for the '3D Printer Loophole' argument that will accompany the next barrage of government intrusion, D'arge.

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 9:28

Mornin' Darge....plastic guns are especially problematic...they can pass through metal detectors...and a plastic gun, fabricated by a privately owned or leased 3-D Fabricator will have no serial number etc....an untraceable and easily concealed firearm is cause for concern, IMO.....putting the instructions on how to fabricate such a weapon online is especially troubling, in my view.

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 9:35

The Catholic church forced Gutenberg to use his invention to print Bibles....today, disgruntled, born-again anarchists are using 3-D printers to fabricate lethal firearms....there's always going to be a deranged zealot waiting to usurp and co-op beneficial technological breakthroughs.....it's simply the nature of the human animal.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/8/13 at 9:37

How are your folks, Ben?

By: BenDover on 5/8/13 at 9:45

They are physically really good now since we've got a nurse coming in twice a day now. The dementia is getting to the point though that I don't think they'll be able to live in the house much longer though.

We're really blessed that they've had each other for so long though.

By: Jughead on 5/8/13 at 9:48

It's mind-boggling that you tards reveal private medical information about your families in a stupid online forum.

Americans are dolts. This forum is populated with Americans. Therefore.....

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 9:51

TAMPA, Fla. —

Authorities say a 3-year-old Florida boy has died after shooting himself with a gun he found in his uncle's backpack. (end headline)


The gun owner was a law-abiding permit-holder....now, another kid bites the dust.

The uncle should do time in the big house, IMO...this was not an accident...this was stupidity and carelessness.....another armed idiot ****ed up....disgusting.

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 9:56

Jug...you reveal your ignorance, racism and general lack of class on these NCP pages every day....and you have the chutzpah to accuse others of revealing too much personal information...everyone here can see that you are mentally unstable and need professional help....seek help, before your hate destroys you and any innocents around you.

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 9:57

What do you think, Ben...is Jughead Clint Brewer?

By: dargent7 on 5/8/13 at 9:59

JuggerNaut is obviously brain-dead.
Wonder when was the last time he got laid?
So much inane anger.....he's doing it on purpose. Obviously has nothing in his vacant life to contend with.
Loner: Weekly there's a story about a 7 year old shooting his neghbor dead or his 3 year old sister dead with daddy's rifle.
3-D photos don't FIRE!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/8/13 at 10:01

Ben, I'm glad they have in home care. It's good they can stay in their house as long as possible.

By: bfra on 5/8/13 at 10:02

Loner - Jug doesn't have enough in the seat of his pants to admit the truth! Therefore, IMO your sound, logical advice will go unheeded.

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 10:04

Kids getting killed is just part of the price we must pay for the Second Amendment freedoms....freedom ain't free...innocent people are dying, they pay the price, so that the guns & ammo manufacturers and dealers can continue to bribe the Congress and the state houses into submission....this is the American Dream.....it runs on blood money....deal with it.