When Cody Wilson revealed the world’s first fully 3-D printed gun last year, he showed that the “maker” movement has enabled anyone to create a working, lethal firearm with a click in the privacy of his or her garage. Now he’s moved on to a new form of digital DIY gunsmithing. And this time the results aren’t made of plastic. Wilson’s latest radically libertarian project is a PC-connected milling machine he calls the Ghost Gunner. Like any computer-numerically-controlled (or CNC) mill, the one-foot-cubed black box uses a drill bit mounted on a head that moves in three dimensions to automatically carve digitally-modeled shapes into polymer, wood or aluminum. But this CNC mill, sold by Wilson’s organization known as Defense Distributed for $1,200, is designed to create one object in particular: the component of an AR-15 rifle known as its lower receiver. That simple chunk of metal has become the epicenter of a gun control firestorm. A lower receiver is the body of the gun that connects its stock, barrel, magazine and other parts. As such, it’s also the rifle’s most regulated element. Mill your own lower receiver at home, however, and you can order the rest of the parts from online gun shops, creating a semi-automatic weapon with no serial number, obtained with no background check, no waiting period or other regulatory hurdles. http://www.wired.com/2014/10/cody-wilson-ghost-gunner/
Oh yeah? Well I know how to make a . . . wait, I see what you are trying to do here. I know how to make lemonade out of lemons! Yeah! That's the ticket!
And I'm sure you have it ready to squirt in someone's eye. We're going to need to outlaw weaponized lemonade.
Yes, yes, billions of Americans each year are victimized by lemon violence. We need to enact a 3-day waiting period on lemons and a two-lemon per person limit. Assault lemons are right out. We respect the right of Americans to bear lemons, but won't you please think of the children?