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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday warned that the Justice Department will "vigorously enforce" the federal prohibition of producing undetectable 3D-printed firearms "to the fullest extent." "We will not stand for the evasion, especially the flaunting, of current law and will take action to ensure that individuals who violate the law by making plastic firearms and rendering them undetectable, will be prosecuted to the fullest extent." — Sessions said in a statement

This stern caution comes a day after Sessions' own department asked a federal court to lift an injunction that blocks the public from downloading the blueprints.

Almost a dozen states , led by Washington, have sued the State Department for allowing a pro-gun group to publish the files online, arguing it’s a threat to public safety and that terrorists could use undetectable plastic weapons to evade detection. President Trump had expressed skepticism over 3D-printed guns, which had prompted widespread debate and outrage. “I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to NRA, doesn’t seem to make much sense!” Trump tweeted in July.


GiantManInSky here, and I'd just like to say that these old men can try all they want but they'll just be making it worse for everyone. It's better to adapt to the reality of these weapons than to waste stolen money on trying to close Pandora's box.

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Farmer Jeff
First of all, they are not undetectable. Cartridges still require a brass casing, and usually a lead bullet. The barrel and firing pin are also made of metal. There are plenty of materials in a plastic gun that are detectable. Jeff Sessions is obviously a moron who doesn’t have a fucking clue.
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Hanover Fiste
I'm sure if we wanted we can make a truly undetectable bullet too. Myth busters played with ice bullets and frozen meat. There are plenty of composites that can be used, and likely will be eventually. This is reality, and it can't be stopped. There are millions of designers out there, and odds are every single one of us knows someone who is capable of designing a gun. We need to face the real world, and quit trying to change what cannot be changed. We can change the climate. We can blow up an entire planet. We cannot control people, and we shouldn't even try. We shouldn't even want to.
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Farmer Jeff
Hanover Fiste, we need to foster an environment where individual freedom and personal responsibility reign supreme. Only under such an environment will the human race evolve and survive. You want to save the environment? Convince people to willingly change their ways. As long as you continue to use force, through governments, laws, etc., people will resist that force. Our natural state of being is freedom. Back people into a wall and try to force them to comply with your ideals and they’ll resist regardless how good your ideals may be. They’ll resist even more if your ideals are bad.
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Hanover Fiste
Jeff Barriault, you're right. I recycle even though it's a pain in the ass in my state. I would do more if they just made things available. Force never works as intended.
GiantManInSkyAuthor
Hanover Fiste, so then why do you support it?
Hanover Fiste
GiantManInSky, support what? The 2nd? If so, for the same reason it's there. It's our duty to keep the government under our control. Unfortunately we've already lost most of our control, and too many people bow down at the altar wanting to give up their lives to this new God we call government.
GiantManInSkyAuthor
Hanover Fiste, I was asking why you support the use of force by government if you know that it never works?
Hanover Fiste
GiantManInSky, I support the rights that are protected by the Constitution. If we are going to have a government then we need protection from it.
GiantManInSkyAuthor
Hanover Fiste, so then you don't support our military or any Fiat currency among other things?
Farmer Jeff
GiantManInSky, Hanover isn’t an anarcist if that’s what you’re digging at . . .
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Hanover Fiste
Jeff Barriault, ^
GiantManInSkyAuthor
Jeff Barriault, what I'm "digging" at is the fact that most people who call themselves "constitutionalists" or say that the Constitution should be upheld usually have no idea of the implications of that.The Constitution didn't support the military and the Constitution didn't support Fiat currency. The Constitution doesn't support most of what the US government does nowadays. If you put such a high value on the Constitution and what it says than maybe be consistent with it. In regards to the Constitution itself, I can't support it. A peice of paper can't hold down the mob from doing what it wants. And a mob is exactly what the government is.
Farmer Jeff
GiantManInSky, a few strategic amendments would go a long way towards restraining the mob. As far as military goes, the Constitution only supports a standing army in times of war, and since we haven’t declared war you are correct. However, it does support a navy so we can keep our nuke subs and aircraft carriers. The fed reserve needs to go. A few states are already taking measures to restore sound money. As far as most everything else, a simple amendment narrowing the definition of ‘regulate trade between the states’ would provide a fix.
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