I’ll be pondering these and other topics on my morning hike.
1. Another nut almost came unglued. Odd that his weapons of choice were high-capacity firearms and not clubs or knives. Upside? The police got to this one in time. (Click on the link to see a photo of his weapons cache.)
Neil Prescott, 28, allegedly said he was going to “load my guns and blow everybody up” at his workplace.
Mr Prescott had several thousand rounds of ammunition and about two dozen firearms in his apartment when it was searched by the authorities on Friday morning.
2. What happens when we combine the power of the gun lobby, piss-poor gun laws, and technology? DIY Rambo!
An amateur gunsmith, operating under the handle of “HaveBlue” (incidentally, “Have Blue” is the codename that was used for the prototype stealth fighter that became the Lockheed F-117), announced recently in online forums that he had successfully printed a serviceable .22 caliber pistol.
While there are still some details to sort out, it’s pretty clear that making weapons at home using 3-D printers from commonly available materials is going to become much more commonplace in the near future.
I just hope in the future we will be able to use 3-D printers to make body armor. We may need it.