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What if the revolution that ends 'gun control' is a technological one?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PopsBdog, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. PopsBdog

    PopsBdog Southern Oregon Active Member

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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    When they build a replicator, I'll believe the technological end of gun control could happen. When you can insert a card or command from a keyboard for a machine to produce a firearm and ammunition for that firearm at minimal cost and with common materials, it will be all over. But, that would be Star Trek....
     
  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I think Predator was killed with a log. didn't click
     
  4. PopsBdog

    PopsBdog Southern Oregon Active Member

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    Technology started with stone and fire.
    The computer is just the latest evidence of our advancement with stone and fire.
    The ability to make a firearm doesn't take an advanced culture. A hammer, drill, grinder, etc.
     
  5. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Crowd sourcing a 3D printer and the materials to build more printers to build firearms is a strong possibility but one must beware of the NSA's spy-bots
     
  6. Audrey

    Audrey Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Even in Star Trek there were safeties in place to prevent people from replicating a weapon verbatium. The reality is 3D printing. In 10-15 years it will be less expensive, and more reliable. So creating a firearm at home will be easier than ever. Already you can make many other weapons or destructive devices at home, so the point is somewhat moot.
     
  7. PopsBdog

    PopsBdog Southern Oregon Active Member

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    Computers are not the end all be all in technology.
    So, come on read the article, watch the video, you can use some of your technology.
    So....
    With a hacksaw, file, and a hand drill I can build a gun from junk in my garage.
    The video shows gun makers in Pakistan.
     
  8. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Nice first post....

    So are you saying that technology has already killed gun control, or are you arguing that in Star Trek they implemented safeties on replicators inhibiting the production of weapons?
     
  9. Audrey

    Audrey Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Yes. Both those things. :cool:
     
  10. lucifermonkey

    lucifermonkey Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Buying a 3D printer. $2000
    Using a 3D printer to print a warehouse full of 3D printers to print a stockpile firearms. Priceless.
    For everything else . . .

    Sounds like some Terminator type sh*t. or maybe not so distant future? :laugh:
     
  11. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Well, welcome to NWF, Audrey! When you get a chance, post up an introduction, tell us a little about yourself and what brought you to the forum.
     
  12. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Be careful what you wish for, the same technology could make firearms obsolete with a force field belt or something similar. A tyrant's dream
     
  13. Audrey

    Audrey Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Something defensive, like Kevlar or do you mean like a magic shield?
     
  14. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I mean an energy field. They have already created an invisibility cloak
     
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    Audrey Willamette Valley Active Member

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    What is the difference between Kevlar versus an energy field, from your perspective? Effectively you survive at a capacity which allows you to continue fighting back in that moment.

    Do you feel defensive technology is more threatening than offensive (weaponry, firearm, lazrz pew pew, etc.)?
     
  16. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Defensive technology that makes our RKBAs obsolete is definitely a threat to liberty. I would assume the tech would be very expensive and yet readily available to tyrants, and also banned from private ownership as is Infra Red laser tech
     
  17. Audrey

    Audrey Willamette Valley Active Member

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    That is an interesting perspective. Thank you for sharing/elaborating.
     
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  18. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    A tyrants attempts to control the people will never stop until that tyrant is dead. Then another will step up. The fight to reclaim our freedom can never end.
     
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  19. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    This, but many of us will die before it's over
     
  20. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    Well I guess you found something for the gov't to like in there
     
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