There is liberal gun ignorance and then there is this. The Palm Beach Post is trying to raise the alarm over 3D printed guns but instead pushed the “lethality” of rubber band guns. I’m almost certain that other liberals who don’t know jack squat about firearms will be scared, but to the rest of us this is absolutely ridiculous. I mean I guess you could get an eye injury from taking a rubber band to the face, but the chances of death are nonexistent.
As you probably know the left is going crazy because the feds ruled that plans for a plastic gun that can be made on a 3D printer are legal to distribute. The gun in question is a single-shot .380 and not a military-style assault weapon designed for the battlefield and not the streets.
The Palm beach Post was all over this story with more fear-mongering than you can shoot a rubber band at. Here’s the headline designed to terrify: 3D printers put plastic, lethal guns just clicks away
And here’s the picture accompanying the article:
Notice anything weird about that “lethal” 3D gun? If it appears to be a rubber band gun, that’s because it is. In fact, the caption for the picture even points out: “Alex Lorenzo, a 3D designer who operates Da Vinci’s 3D Lounge in Lake Park, fires his 3D-printed rubber band gun.”
It turns out that Alex Lorenzo is the “expert” the Palm Beach Post chose to freak liberals out about 3D printed firearms. The only problem is, he doesn’t make 3D firearms, he makes rubber band guns. Here’s a video they included with this alarming report showing how a rubber band gun is made.
And here’s another picture of a rubber band gun:
With one printer, a terrorist or criminal organization could amass weapons from the comfort of their home, Lorenzo said.
“Over the weekend, you could have an arsenal, absolutely,” said Lorenzo.
An arsenal of what? Rubber band guns? I would love it if terrorists and criminals started using rubber band guns. Instead of so much tragedy, there’d be a little more comedy.
Lorenzo said a 3D printer at his shop, at a cost of around $1,500, can manufacture a quality firearm, but adds that a far cheaper machine could work too.
Once the initial investment in a printer is made, the “additive materials” used to make a 3D gun can be a matter of cents.
“An 8-year-old with a file and 3D printer knows everything he needs to know to create a gun. There’s very little to no craftsmanship needed,” Lorenzo said.
Terrorists, criminals, and 8-year-olds all armed with rubber band guns? I changed my mind on this. It would be terrifying.
Also, I’d like to point out that a decent firearm capable of firing multiple rounds can be purchased for much less than the $1500 price tag on 3D printers. And while we are on the subject, can we call 3D guns something else? All guns are 3D as they have three dimensions. A 2D gun is called a picture of gun.
If you thought chainsaw bayonets on AR-15s were bad, you ain’t seen nothing like the scourge of 3D-printed rubber band guns. I certainly hope some safety-minded democrat introduces a bill to ban these things before someone gets shot in the eye.