Friday, March 29, 2013

Good luck banning guns, Lefties

Problem the first: Defense Distributed to have plans for fully 3-D printable gun next month.

Problem the second: 3-D printers to be under $2000 by 2016:
"Widespread adoption of 3D printing technology may not be that far away, according to a Gartner report predicting that enterprise-class 3D printers will be available for less than $2,000 by 2016. 3D printers are already in use among many businesses, from manufacturing to pharmaceuticals to consumers goods, and have generated a diverse set of use cases. As a result, the capabilities of the technology have evolved to meet customer needs, and will continue to develop to target those in additional markets, Gartner says."
But Progressive ideology is the Vanguard Of The Future™, right?  And Progressives are so much smarter than everyone else that I'm sure they'll figure out how to handle this.

I'm a bit skeptical about the printed guns we're going to see in the next few months, but I'm not at all skeptical about how technologies improve as they move through their adoption cycle.


Todd said...

Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

And one hundred rounds of hollow-point .45 ACP.

Anonymous said...

It only has to work one or two times...

Eagle said...

Or, if you have access to a mill and just a teeny bit of machining skills, you can buy an 80% receiver - NO FFL REQUIRED - and build it from forged aluminum.

A couple of sites that sell 80% receivers:

Use the printer to make your magazines and other ancillary parts...