There is no big deal here, and the budding hysteria about 3D printed firearms only reveals the abject ignorance and fear of many people.
Originally Posted by Huzzbutt
So part of a gun is printed unsuccsefully.
It was successful.
The lower receiver is the part of the weapon that experiences the most stress. If it can survive six rounds, so could the complete weapon. That said, it's still not going to revolutionize anything.
Originally Posted by jprovido
DIY guns? scary
More effective and reliable improvised firearms have been around for hundreds of years.
Originally Posted by Phoenixlight
It doesn't matter how far away it is, people shouldn't have access to guns that easily.
How do you propose you stop them?
I can quite literally make a functional shotgun with a pipe, a spring, and a nail. Ammunition isn't hard to make either. You have to remember that personal firearms are more than 700 years old, and that they are extremely simple in theory and function.
Unless you can remove a person's ability to manipulate tools or exercise free will, improvised firearms will be readily available.
Originally Posted by WR6133
This or you can churn out sten guns to the same quality as their WW2 counterparts with a few basic tools and a handful of man hours so crappy dangerous 3d printed gunparts really are not something to get worked up over
Half the case modders and waterblock/LN2 pot makers on OCN could start churning out automatic weapons after a few hours of research.