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kimberly @ladylibertarian 7 years, 11 months ago

agree 100%. 3d printers are the way of the future…in star trek terms…they’re the basic beginnings of replicators. i don’t see a problem with them either, if everyone has access to a gun nobody will be waving them around trying to scare others who are armed and can immediately stop you from being an idiot and putting innocent lives in danger

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nina anakar @ninaanakar 7 years, 11 months ago

The only problem I see with this is “if everyone has access to a gun” then will kids have access to their parents guns? How will it be regulated? Until they’re about 18 some kids can’t really stop their impulses from leading to idiotic and innocent things happening….

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Gary @grand-vizier 7 years, 11 months ago

Well I must be from a different era but I had my first .22 caliber rifle around 6 or 7 years old and my first .410 single shot shotgun by 8 years old.
I was not an exception to the norms of the area where I grew up (southern Illinois).
Nearly all the guys had guns and probably all the farm kids.
I never saw idiotic kids doing stupid things with guns. Peer pressure alone would have stopped that. Other kids didn’t want to get hurt by a moron any more than anyone else,young or old.
I bet there are an awful lot of young kids all over this country who have grown up with guns from an early age.
Lets hear from some of them!

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nathalie @nathaliedacosta 7 years, 10 months ago

gun control needs to be dealt with on a state by state basis. ideally, it could be addressed at a federal level, but the US is just too different in various regions.

not everyone lives in a small town. farm kids are different than city kids, and population growth in the past few decades should definitely effect gun protocol.

3-D printing is going to be revolutionary, theres not much we can or should do to prevent that. so if somebody decides to print illegal weapons, they can do so at their own discretion — if they break the law, they break the law, and may have to face the consequences.

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Brock Heubusch @brock 7 years, 10 months ago

That’s all you need to know about the 3D printer gun.

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Brock Heubusch @brock 7 years, 10 months ago

With that being said, I was born into guns in Northern Virginia. My Dad owned a shotgun, and my mom worked in graphic design for the national branch of the NRA. I was taught proper gun safety and use, and instructed on how to shoot by an ex-marine sergeant at the age of six.

The distinction on gun control comes from rural vs. densely populated areas. Cities tend to be much more liberal, whereas rural areas are often conservative. In addition to the self defense factor, hunting is a way of life for many in rural areas and many in the cities cannot understand how it would take more than just a few minutes for police to come rushing to your aid in the event of a break in.

I could go on… but if I do I feel I’ll be beating the dust of the remnants of the bones of a dead horse.

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MIchael Musmeci @michaelsasylum 7 years, 10 months ago

3D guns, yes. It is the ultimate form of our 2nd amendment rights. I would also like 3d printed bullet casings and a home made propellant for the rounds.

We should all have access to guns, and if necessary the capability to create our own if the government should ever(DHS possibility) turn on it’s citizens. We should be modern minute men, able to generate the weapons and ammo we need to deal with impending situations.

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Gary @grand-vizier 7 years, 10 months ago

Today 3-D guns. Tomorrow 3-D Porsches ! YaHoo!!
Spock was just showing us the future.
Maybe 3-D Jonney Walker Blue lable.


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