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posted by LaminatorX on Thursday March 13 2014, @03:54AM   Printer-friendly
from the their-customs-are-strange-to-me dept.

EvilJim writes :

"New Zealand Customs recently released a report stating guns, drugs and gems could soon be printed in your living room: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/9768343/ Printers-capable-of-making-guns
Fortunately some experts have voiced their opinion on this report with some more down to earth thinking: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/9773172/ No-smoking-gun-with-3-D-printers-experts-say
When will government get a handle on this technology and stop all the FUD? ever?"

 
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  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by suxen on Thursday March 13 2014, @08:46AM

    by suxen (3225) on Thursday March 13 2014, @08:46AM (#15765)

    3D printed guns are often as much of a danger to their user as the target.

    Here in the third world, we have been making pipe guns for years using shit you can find lying around.

    Being able to obtain a firearm without having to purchase or license it is hardly revolutionary.

    Now days you 'murkins think everything has to be manufactured in a factory. Back in the day it was standard practice to collect used slugs so they can be melted back down into bullets.

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