This is a discussion on Slate "Correction"? within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; When is the correction of an article not a correction? Leaving an article stand with error intact and merely footnoting it counts in my book. ...
July 16th, 2012 06:51 PM
When is the correction of an article not a correction? Leaving an article stand with error intact and merely footnoting it counts in my book. As I understand it 3D printer technology is relatively new. I can't imagine it being used prior to 2004 to create banned rifle parts as originally asserted. I can only question the motivation of the author Will Oremus and the Slate. What do you think? Am I just being hyper sensative?
"This isn’t the only way that 3-D printing can come in handy for criminals. Gangs have used the technology in the past to build better skimmers for ATM machines, and gun enthusiasts have printed rifle parts that would normally require a permit to buy.*
Reactionary security types will probably interpret these anecdotes as reason to regulate 3-D printers, but that would be premature. New technologies don’t create the arms race between criminals and authorities—they just change the rules.
*Correction: This article originally stated that 3-D printing allowed gun enthusiasts to circumvent the federal assault weapons ban. That ban expired in 2004
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July 16th, 2012 11:59 PM
Bull Hockey and dogwallering panty twisters. Absolutely not. Stupidest thing I've heard yet. Stupid as a bag of rocks. You are correct.
"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
July 17th, 2012 01:01 AM
Those printers are way cool!!! I built me a working Sherman tank..... God bless technology.......
"One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
--Thomas B. Reed, American Attorney
Second Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791
and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."
July 17th, 2012 01:11 AM
As we approach this debacle of an election cycle, get ready to disbelieve most of everything you read.