Never Let Facts Get in the Way of Whipping Up 3D Gun Hysteria

courtesy bustle.com and Diane Haneski

“The danger presented by downloadable guns is magnified by the fact that many of these guns can be printed entirely in plastic, so metal detectors won’t catch them. As school administrators around the country consider what they can do to keep students safe — including, in some schools, installing metal detectors — this is another reminder that we need our elected leaders to be partners in the work of keeping our kids safe.” – Diana Haneski in I Survived Parkland And I Have An Urgent Message For Congress On 3D-Printed Guns [via bustle.com]

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  1. avatar little horn says:

    and making it entirely of plastic and undetectable is already illegal. not to mention stupid.

    1. avatar Forward Assist says:

      Ceramic Glock 7 pistols have been invisible to metal detectors since 1990.

      Nothing new here.

      1. avatar General Zod says:

        Ah yes, gun expertise learned from “Die Hard II”…

        1. avatar Pyratemime says:

          That is what gave us the law against undetectavle guns.

      2. avatar Jack says:

        And it cost more than you make in a month

        1. avatar J Gibbons says:

          You’d be surprised what I make in a month…

      3. avatar Don Livengood says:

        All Glock pistols have a steel barrel and some of the firing mechanisms are metal. Plus if loaded full of ammo then. That Glocks are undetectable in a metal detector is an olds wivves tale.

  2. avatar Rokurota says:

    A new gun shucked out of my printer in an hour? No background checks? Undetectable by busybody government officials? I only wish the reality was as awesome as the fantasy.

    1. avatar mike hill says:

      Well said!

  3. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    if only cynthia plaster caster had had a 3d printer at the zoo equine house, this woman would be first in line.

  4. avatar Shire-man says:

    3D printed knives are the bigger threat. Undetectable, silent, easier and faster to print, easier to conceal.
    The only thing more dangerous would be the 3D printed rock. Don’t even need renderings to make one of those. Or a proper printer for that matter.
    Why are there so many stupid people walking around?

    1. avatar GunnyGene says:

      “Why are there so many stupid people walking around?”

      Because the jury is still out on the question of whether intelligence is a useful survival characteristic or not. Nature seems to prefer teeth and claws. 🙂

      1. avatar Geoff "Mess with the Bull, get the Horns" PR says:

        “Nature seems to prefer teeth and claws.”

        Don’t underestimate other “Natural attributes” to survivability.

        *Wink-nudge*-*Wink-nudge*… 😉

      2. avatar drunkEODguy says:

        It’s actually extremely useful, hence mankind’s status. The paradox is that once enough smart people build the tools, infrastructure, and civic systems for a stable society even dumb as rocks people benefit and procreate.

        1. avatar Gralnok says:

          ^This. Those who should not breed, often do.

    2. avatar Chris T in KY says:

      Our society has made it very safe for stupid people to stay alive.
      Law suits are a great example. The stupid can sue you because they need written label instructions and don’t have common sense.

    3. avatar JasonM says:

      Stupidity is an evolutionary viable trait.
      Our social compassion as a species prevents the stupid from dying out or not being able to reproduce.
      Also, stupid people are likely to have more children than intelligent people. Just ask President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.

      https://youtu.be/sGUNPMPrxvA

  5. avatar DerryM says:

    As Candace Owens has pointed-out, there are two types of Liberals: one type is ignorant and the other is just evil. The ignorant ones cannot think for themselves and the evil type knows perfectly well that Socialism does not work and the other type is stupid and easily controlled by a continuous stream of lies and misinformation. Guess which type this Haneski person is? HINT: it must be one type or the other, there’s no cross over.

    Now those 3D printed Blow Guns and Poison Darts…

  6. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

    The new Glock 7.

  7. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    To see stupid and evil leftists you need only look in the prisons, or at the average college professor.

    Edit, perhaps I should have said education professional!

  8. avatar Rabid Dogg says:

    Undetectable 3D nukes are a bigger threat.

  9. avatar Vic Nighthorse says:

    A lot of media outlets have credited this woman with saving 55 lives at MSDHS. Too bad she couldn’t have been everywhere there to tell people to lock doors and hide, she would have saved everyone;-)

  10. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    The lack of facts and truth are a hallmark of the Left,there would be no orthodoxy remaining if facts were entered into.

  11. avatar HoundDogDave says:

    “I did everything that I was trained to do as a librarian” Really? Are you actually a trained librarian? Or are you just a high school version of a WalMart greeter? If you are, in fact, a librarian, you should have the skills and knowledge, along with better access than most, to research and access the factual information available to formulate an honest opinion on this or any subject for that matter. Much of what you claim is utter nonsense and fearmongering not unlike yelling “fire” in a crowded theater. Your opinion is uninformed and therefore not honest.

    Neither Trump nor anyone in his administration had anything to do with the decision. It was a decision of the Judicial system, separate from the powers of the President. And that court decision was not ” to allow a private company to distribute blueprints online” it was to prevent some entity from blocking the legal distribution of publicly accessible information by this individual and his private company. Information, mind you, that I and anyone else( including felons and domestic abusers — as well as terrorists and drug cartels and school children) can access at your library legally and could have for more than 5 years.

  12. avatar James Ivy says:

    Those in the gun world know that a printed lower receiver in tuere current state of technology is not up to snuff (at least on a modest civilian level) in comparison to a %80 or even a private sale lower that also cannot be traced to you, the idea they think they can go through metal detectors and still be a viable weapon shows they are purposely ignoring common sense. The only reason there on this kick is cause it’s fresh. Would you shoot a completely plastic weapon?

    1. avatar KenW says:

      Staple one to a target and I’ll give it a try.

  13. avatar Gun Owning American says:

    Since when does surviving a tragedy make you an expert?

  14. avatar Ing says:

    “I survived Parkland,” she says. Guess what, lady? Almost everyone survived Parkland.

    You’re neither unique nor special. The unique ones are the few who were actually shot at. And being shot at doesn’t make them special; it just makes them unlucky.

    Crusading on your proximity to someone else’s tragedy makes you a leech. A parasite. An amoral opportunist. An emotional carpetbagger.

    And it’s no surprise that this lady is a librarian; a profession that swells the ranks of the unjustifiably self-satisfied and consists largely of hidebound professor manques presiding over shelves full of knowledge they’re too dim to understand.

  15. avatar Ralph says:

    If 3D printing is so great, why hasn’t Diana Haneski printed herself a functional brain?

    1. avatar Ing says:

      It’s a paradox. You need a functional brain to run the printer, so she’s SOL.

      1. avatar We're Off! says:

        The Great and Wonderful Wizard could give her one. Ask Dorothy to drag her there by her leash.

  16. avatar Ric3 says:

    I was actually going to leave a comment on original article in Bustle, but I don’t see anywhere to leave comments there. Anyone? Bueller?

    1. avatar Martian says:

      There are so many outright falsehoods on the 3d printing issue that the gun control lobby prefers to place them in sites with no comments

  17. avatar neiowa says:

    librarian at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida

    So she was in the LIBRARY at the time of the shooting NOT in the Freshman Building. Good “surviving” fatty. Even HEAR any of the shots?

    From their website:
    Book Donation Policy

    We sincerely welcome gifts and donations in the form of materials or monetary funds. All donations are reviewed according to the collection and development policy and must meet the same criteria as all other items. Books not accepted for the collection will be disposed of in a manner determined by the library. The use and disposal will be at the discretion of the LMS in the interest in maintaining an appropriate and balanced collection.

    The donation should meet the following criteria before adding to the collection.
    ◦The offered items are within the scope of the library’s collection and their use falls within the stated library mission.
    ◦The library has enough time and resources to process and maintain the offered items.
    ◦The item does not unnecessarily duplicate materials already held.
    ◦The item’s condition is acceptable.
    ◦The library has space to store the donated items.
    ◦The item is supportive of the school’s curriculum or interests of faculty and students and is on an appropriate elementary school academic level.

    Anyone thing they would add 1000 (or 1) book on the Constitution or Gun Rights? Perhaps the NRA, Mr. Boch and his associates can help them out.

  18. avatar Gralnok says:

    Could someone find this woman’s email address for me? I’d like to personally point out some glaring faults in her logic.

    1: A 3D printed gun still has to have a metal cartridge. While there are plastic cartridges out there, they are very rare and hard to find. The gun might make it past a metal detector, but not the ammunition.

    2: The gun she is referring to, the Liberator, is a single shot pistol, inspired by the FP-45 Liberator intended for use in WWII. It, like it’s predecessor, is a gun to get a gun. The FP-45 was designed to be dropped into occupied territory and picked up by a resistance fighter. They would then sneak up on a German soldier, shoot them, then take their gun and ditch the Liberator.

    3: Trying to shoot up a school with a Liberator would be like trying to shoot up a school with a derringer. A very big, very clunky, very unreliable derringer that is only good for a few shots before it would explode.

    4: As stated above, 3D printed knives can be far more deadly in the right hands, though really, many pens and pencils can be used as stabbing implements. It’s one of the main reasons why, realistically, you would never see a vampire attacking a school. So many little wooden stakes.

    1. avatar Martian says:

      It is a virtual certainty the piece was written for her by the gun ban lobby. why should she care about the facts?

  19. avatar Sua Sponte says:

    And this person is a teacher?….No wonder kids are dumber than a bag-o-hammers….Best thing you can do for your kids is keep them out of public schools…This is the mentality that has your child for hours and hours every day, every week, every month, and every year…

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