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3D PRINTER CRANKS OUT A REAL ASSAULT RIFLE

January 23rd, 2013

3D printer cranks out a real assault rifle. The revolution will be downloaded.

Here’s an interesting tech story that’s relevant to today’s daily discussion. For the first time, someone has used a 3D printer to crank out an assault rifle, piece by piece. So in the future, you won’t have to worry about closing gun show loopholes or waiting periods… you just download your guns from the internet and print them off.

Technically, the creator of the printed assault rifle only printed out the shell of an assault rifle. Things like the firing mechanisms are metal pieces that have to be assembled later, but those things can be gotten cheaply. Still though, it’s interesting to imagine a future where TV talking heads are discussing “these kids downloading guns from the internet”.

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