3D printed weapons and FUD.

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Earlier this week some parts of the Net lit up as a result of a discussion thread (which is just now beginning to make its rounds outside of the community. A gunsmith going by the handle Haveblue is said to have run off a .22 calibre pistol on a home 3D printer and fired a couple of magazines worth of ammunition with it for testing. The media's already saying that 3d printing is now firmly in the realm of criminal activity, which is no surprise because that kind of headline is guaranteed to get eyes on articles.

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Ummm.. guys? You're doing it wrong.

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A group of folks oriented in the direction of the fringe seem to have made an error or two in their reasoning. Afraid of what might happen as a result of the recent economic downturn in the United States (the understatement of the decade), they've gathered before a statue of a bull on Wall Street to pray around it. Now, while I'm all for the practical use of the irrational from time to time, you really should know at least a few details about what sort of irrationality you're working with. P.Z. Myers, who wrote the article that I'd …

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