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Dimensio 09:36 AM on 05/24/2013
The author of this editorial, who seems to suffer from a crippling and irrational fear of firearms, is evidently unaware that private citizens are capable of using scrap lead to produce far more effective bullets at a rate far faster than can be accomplished with a 3D printer, and with far less expense involved in obtaining materials and equipment.

3D printed bullets serve no practical purpose,  Read More...
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fistofthejedi
08:47 PM on 05/24/2013
3D printed bullets. Hmm...but couldn't you make bullets easier with actual lead as opposed to plastic?
12:51 PM on 05/25/2013
Um, yep!
Croaxleigh
Surely I jest.
10:53 PM on 05/25/2013
Faster, too, and with a better end result.
07:40 PM on 05/24/2013
I've watched his other videos. He shoots washers, nails, screws, even silly putty shells. Mind you, the term "bullet" is totally misused. A shotgun uses a SHELL, which is a case with a primer that is detonated by a firing pin striking it, igniting the gunpowder, causing a rapid expansion of gas to push a CUP and WADDING to shove the projectiles down the barrel and down to the target. Traditionally, waddings and cups were made from paper, but are also made of plastics. These shot cups are filled with small bird shot, larger buck shot, slugs, or just about any foolish thing you can cram in there.

They called these things "bullets" in the video, but it's using a modified shot cup to hold a larger amount of lead shot, and it holds it to the target. I think these guys are goofy fracks, But this is nothing more than fearmongering and yellow journalism masquerading as something to really be afraid of to push for bans where no such thing is needed.

Oh, by the way, the sily putty slug shell worked better than this, and that can be found in just about any toy store or gas station's kid toy section. How about you do an article called "LOOK! You can make bullets from kids toys!"

Go to a range, ask for firearms training, and rent a gun and learn what these things are before you get all afraid of them.
07:17 PM on 05/24/2013
Alexis sounds like one of those types who say that "Guns kill people". haha! Oh if only they knew that mine can't walk on its own.
04:57 AM on 05/25/2013
You're a special kind of stupid aren't you?
04:13 PM on 05/26/2013
He's an awesome kind of smart, though all he did was point out the obvious.
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wolflover3825
Hungry Like the Wolf.
08:13 AM on 05/27/2013
He's smarter than people who make genitalia references.
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06:16 PM on 05/24/2013
I'd just printed the word "bullet" on my Brother Inkjet printer. It's terrifying. If anyone is interested I'll post the file for download.
04:13 PM on 05/26/2013
Whoa, better check with the State Department before doing that!
06:12 PM on 05/24/2013
Yeah, it's almost as easy as making the bullets out of lead!
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Gerald OHare
Retired guy living in the great state of N.J.
04:28 PM on 05/24/2013
There are plenty of people who make their own shotgun shells and bullets. This story is silly.
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MothballViking
Eclectic, left-leaning Independent
03:59 PM on 05/24/2013
Big deal. It's completely legal to manufacture your own ammo at home. It has been done since the invention of the self-contained cartridge/bullet. The components and tools can be freely purchased at gun stores across the country or you can have them conveniently shipped to your doorstep by any number of online retailers. Hundreds of millions of rounds of ammo are manufactured in this manner by hobbyists, enthusiasts and frugal shooters in basements and sheds all over America each year and yet, society has not collapsed.
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silversax42
10:23 PM on 05/26/2013
been done sice before the self contained cartridge and practically required in the days of lead ball and poor machining control for barrels. You would usually get a bullet mold to fit the guns bore specifically for barrel.
03:30 PM on 05/24/2013
LOL, ever hear of reloads? Been done for over a century AT HOME!

Nice propagandist article though!
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Bienville
Make levees, not war
03:18 PM on 05/24/2013
these are only the projectiles. case seems pretty straightforward to print. propellant and primer could still be controlled to a degree. cant print chemical compouds yet.
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fireblazin
03:05 PM on 05/24/2013
SMH......and keep showing it to all the crazy/sick folks out there to give them more ideas.
01:13 PM on 05/24/2013
Im sure the mass and velocity of those plastic bullets (minus the traditional lead shot in it) make them as lethal as those bean bags they were shooting a OWS protesters. Call me when the bullet, cartridge, and primer are 3rd printed as well then we can start labeling headlines as terrifying. Otherwise you're falling for, or guilty of, the same scare tactics you accuse the NRA of using.
01:05 PM on 05/24/2013
"a conservative libertarian that believes in small government and self reliance"

So when you accidentally shoot yourself in the leg, call one of your pals instead of 911, Mr. Island Unto Yourself.
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Mover
Father, Husband, Ret 1SG
12:21 PM on 05/24/2013
"3D-Printed Bullets Exist, And They're Terrifyingly Easy To Make"

I don't see anything "terrifying about this. Tens of thousands of Americans reload their ammo every day. with a modern reloader, you can reload a thousand bullets each day. This been going on for hundreds of years.

If this frightens anyone, I suggest you get a grip.
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Beth Wills
I think, therefore I am overqualified.
11:59 AM on 05/24/2013
Alexis, dear, if this is "terrifying" to you I wonder that you can find the courage to leave your house at all any more.
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Mover
Father, Husband, Ret 1SG
12:28 PM on 05/24/2013
You got that right.

btw: I like your tag line... may have to steal it. :)
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dan harrigan
Enjoy
09:50 AM on 05/24/2013
people still load there own shells : )