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3D printers manufacture three-dimensional products by laying down a series of thin plastic or metal in one layer at a time. The 3D printing technology is stunning in its potential to empower individuals. Unfortunately the state knows its power as well. The race is on.

Whose Hand Will be on the Power?

On February 1st, Ars Technica ran the headline, “Robohand: How cheap 3D printers built a replacement hand for a five-year old boy.” Two men – one in Washington State and the other in South Africa – used open source software to design a series of mechanical hands for a boy whose family could not afford a commercial prosthetic. The men published the design as a digital file to be used by 3D printers in order to benefit others in need.

As generations of 3D printers improve in quality and decrease in cost, average people will become private manufacturers who fill their own needs. One need might well be a gun, which could make gun control all but impossible to enforce efficiently. Indeed, a group called Defense Distributed have already “printed” a plastic high capacity ammunition magazine (pictured here) – the sort the government is threatening to ban; the group claims to have successfully fired at least 86 rounds through it.

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Guns are good if they protect Obama and his kids.  But you and your kids are not worth protecting.

“Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American… [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” -The Pennsylvanian (Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.)

From KENS 5 San Antonio.

A man is dead and another is recovering in the hospital after police say they were shot while trying to steal an SUV from outside a home in an affluent neighborhood.

San Antonio police said the shooter, who was visiting family at a home in the 600 block of Lightstone Drive in Stone Oak, heard the men breaking into his Toyota 4Runner around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The 25-year-old man stepped outside with a gun, confronted the men who were rifling through his vehicle and opened fire, according to a police report.

He later told police that he thought one of the men also had a gun.

Neighbors reported hearing five to eight gunshots, although the number of gunshots was taken out of the police report.

Officers said the shooter is not expected to face any charges since he was protecting his property.

One of the suspects, who was standing by the getaway car, drove off after getting shot but crashed into a parked car about a block away. He then rolled out into the lawn.

A homeowner near the crash said he went outside and tried to get the wounded man’s name, but all the man could say was “I feel like I’m dying.”

Officers and emergency responders tried to revive the 32-year-old man but could not.

The other man was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center.

Later Tuesday morning, a neighbor condoned the actions that were taken to stop the suspected thieves.

“I fully agree with it. I spent 30 years in military; I’m familiar with firearms,” said David Oliver. “I think they have a right to intervene.”

“Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American… [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” -The Pennsylvanian (Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.)

 

From the Miami Herald.

A pair of would-be robbers were shot and killed by their victims in separate incidents in Hollywood and North Miami-Dade.

In Hollywood, a store clerk shot and killed one of two hooded robbers who broke into the store at an Exxon gas station at 5190 S. State Road 7 on Monday just before midnight. One of the attackers fired several times at the clerk, and the clerk returned fire, killing the gunman, said Sgt. Pablo Vanegas of the Hollywood Police Department.

“There were lots of rounds shot,” Vanegas said. “The clerk was a real cool cat.”

The second robber took off in a car, but police arrested him a few blocks away, Vanegas said.

Police have not yet released the names of the clerk or the dead attacker.

The other robber has been identified as 19-year-old Joshua Stewart. He faces charges of burglary and felony murder for his partner’s death, Vanegas said.

In North Miami-Dade, one man was killed after he and another man apparently broke into an occupied home at 850 NE 209th Ter. just after 11 p.m. Monday, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department. The 22-year-old intruder was killed after exchanging gunfire with a man inside the house.

The second intruder escaped, police said.

Police have not identified the man who was killed, or the 19-year-old who shot him.

Miami-Dade police are also investigating an unrelated drive-by shooting that killed a man on Northeast 90th Street near Northeast Second Avenue in El Portal around 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. Police have not released the name of the 27-year-old shooting victim.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/15/3183760/two-robbers-shot-dead-in-hollywood.html#storylink=cpy
“Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American… [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” -The Pennsylvanian (Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.)