All-purpose gun legislation thread


#5805

#5806

#5807

I’m actually surprised they caved on the export control restrictions. I can only assume the government was forced to take a settlement itself to preserve the wider regulations by allowing this direct challenge to go through. One good turn deserves another.


#5808

IANALorAnythingCloseToIt, so please pardon my ignorance in seeking clarity;

So as I understand it, he can provide plans for 3D printed guns and what not, but are restrictions still in place if they’re ever actually made?


#5809

I think that if you actually make a firearm, you are bound by the same rules that require things like traceable serial numbers and crap?

But it gives an ability for a criminal to create firearms… although, to be clear, it’s probably harder to print a functional weapon than it is to buy one off the black market. You need some high end equipment to produce a firearm with enough structural integrity to not explode when you fire it.

Personally, I feel like the decision of the court here is correct, in that I wouldn’t feel good about the government limiting our ability to distribute purely intellectual property, on the basis of it being “dangerous”. That kind of limitation could be abused.


#5810

I wouldn’t want to shoot a printed gun any bigger than a .22.

Thing is… guns aren’t all that complex really. Anyone with a machining lathe can make a functional firearm fairly easily.


#5811

For a .22 all you need is a car antenna, a block of wood, a strip of metal, a strong rubberband and a thumbtack. AKA zip gun. Nasty wounds because the bullet tumbles. If it doesn’t explode first.


#5812

Yeah .22s aren’t much. Which is why when I’ve seen people freak out about “22 Long Rifle, OMG” I’ve been known to slam my head into tables.

I assume they’re thinking of .223, but there is a pretty massive difference.

I mean you could buy milk cartons of .22LR that have like 250 rounds. So hearing someone had a thousand rounds of it doesn’t really elicit a response from me.

Then again I think I have near a thousand rounds of M1-clipped .30-06 sitting around here in some ammo boxes from my dad’s stash.


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#5814

We need to work star trek images into literally every thread.


#5815

THE MANDATE HAS BEEN GIVEN


#5816


#5817

Not JUST star trek images, Rich.


#5818

Yeah, this isn’t the game forum.


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#5820

STAHP


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#5822

Who is that?


#5823

Don’t you recognize Harry Mudd?


#5824

Is he from the new series? Haven’t watched it. He looks like a chubby Riker.