Background checks and gun regulations will do little good if criminals can print high-capacity magazines at home. 3D printing is a new technology that shows great promise, but also requires new guidelines. Law enforcement officials should have the power to stop high-capacity magazines from proliferating with a Google search.Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) • In a statement regarding the planned introduction of legislation which bans using 3D printing to print high-capacity magazines — something which a liberty-minded tech group called Defense Distributed has been all over in recent weeks with their Wiki Weapon project. The group actually had a fairly blunt response to Israel’s legislation: “Good f@&!ing luck.” This may be a first — an attempt to regulate 3D printing by a governmental body — so this will be interesting to watch.
portorock said: You do realize writing that carrying an AK as excessive implies there was something adequate he could’ve carried while committing murder, right?
» SFB says: Well, if you read too far into it, yes. It could also mean that we’re stunned by the weapon used, which is how we meant it. Clearly, we meant nothing by it other than that, uh, wow, someone used an AK-47 to shoot up an IHOP. — Ernie @ SFB
We can defeat any aggression if necessary and arm the people. … You, the youth, be comfortable … dance, sing, stay up all night.Muammar Gaddafi • Speaking to a crowd of pro-Gaddafi supporters in Tripoli, because hey, that’s what he does. His last speech, made last night, was via phone, which led some to raise concerns about his health. But he was totally out today. By the way, it’s worth noting that some officials (specifically in France) are saying that the death toll could possibly be around 2,000 for this whole Libyan protest kit-and-kaboodle. Gaddafi suggesting that he’ll “arm the people” could potentially bring that death toll number way up. source (via • follow)