Wiki Weapons Founder: “They can never eradicate the gun from the Earth”

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Editor’s Note: A section of this story has been re-posted as an additional article, Glenn: The government cannot stop the exponential growth of technology 

What are some of the questions and challenges the world faces due to the exponential growth of technology? Glenn brought on Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed which created the Wiki Weapons project which would allow anyone to be able to get a gun by printing it on a 3D Printer. He has been called one of the most dangerous men on Earth. He’s already been able to print and fire guns he made on the 3D Printer.

Glenn called the new technology frightening because it gives everyone access to weapons, and it relies on the morals and ethics of the individual good.

Cody said that some of his weapons have already been downloaded thousands of times over just a few days.

“As long as these machines keep getting better this is no longer bannable in some traditional sense, in some progressive sense of controlling manufacturers,” Cody told Glenn.

“We’re doing this project and using this technology as a form of resistance. It’s just a critical use of the technology. Of course we have concerns at the end of the day. But we see liberty under threat, we see sovereignty under threat. We must respond,” he added.

Cody told Glenn that the technology could not be stopped as it was already out there and it was so simple and took away most required knowledge. Someone would just have to download the software files and hit print.

“This is a symbol of reversibility,” he added. “They can never eradicate the gun from the Earth.”

Cody said that he believes in real political action and radical equality, and said that just a few weeks ago the ability to print a gun off a 3D printer didn’t exist, but now it does and can’t be taken away.

While clearly fascinated with Cody and his attitude toward technology, Glenn was clearly wary of some of his beliefs. When Cody said he had some anarchist beliefs, Glenn pointed out that you cannot let things descend into chaos or everything is lost. Glenn told Cody to look at the history of the Articles of Confederation as an example of why you need some level of central control to hold things together.

Despite the differing political views and  concerns about what the new technology meant for the future, Glenn thanked Cody Wilson for coming on and having a real discussion and debate about the future of technology.

“I don’t know if we are friend or foe. I appreciate the debate and I appreciate the idea that man will be free. Man will be free. Because this is not going to stop. They could put you in jail but this is not going to stop.”

  • Anonymous

    Interesting and Intelligent guy and a great example of the up and coming generation.  This does indeed pose I think lots of question on the role of guns in our society, I’m not sure if the gun is a symbol of true freedom.  I think information is the really symbol of freedom.  The idea that once its out there (internet) is a very important point, whether it’s a printable gun, and soundbite from an interview, a crotch shot as someone gets out of the car or a drunken embarrassing night that was photographed.  Once its on the net, its out there and ownership is lost, its essentially “free”.

    The end of monopolies on manufacturing. welcome to crowd sourced, crowd funded and owned by no one.  Its an interesting time to be alive!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Lopez/100000255237444 Elaine Lopez

    The greater question:  A machine that can replicate anything has just been released through the Internet…. It’s either the answer to our prayers or the road to hell.  We, the people, once again get to choose the quality of life we wish to live under.  It doesn’t matter who you are now, don’t you see?  What you wish so can be.  What do you choose?  Do you wish to live under a loving God or not?  First choice.  Sound familiar?

  • Anonymous

    You are describing a replicator as used in the Star Trek series. We are not even in the ball park of that creation. 3-D printing is just a CNC machine that builds material instead of taking material away. It’s a great advancement but not on that big of a scale.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Lopez/100000255237444 Elaine Lopez

    What’s the next step on that chess board…. give it some thought… and let the machine read you. How far do you “think” we have to go before we reach that scale?

  • sparducks

    Now if you don’t procure your own AR15 you are nescient .

  • Anonymous

    OMG, that Cody Wilson guy has the most evil eyes I have ever seen!

  • http://www.MysticKnotwork.com/ Matt Beaudoin

     reweatherford is right.  It is ‘just a cnc machine’ designed for adding material not removing it.  That just means it isn’t a magic box, but something easily understood.  There are limits to both material addition and subtraction, but if both those technologies get to a desktop level along with easily formed resilient materials, there is no limit to what can be ‘scanned’ or designed in a CAD for production in house..

    Knowing the tech behind the product doesn’t minimize the capabilities now or forthcoming..

  • http://www.MysticKnotwork.com/ Matt Beaudoin

    Cody Wilson mentioned an author that guides his philosophy, it went by too quick, did anyone catch the name?  Something about retaining your humanity without losing control to the nefarious influences of society in general..
     

  • Anonymous

    Michel Foucault

  • Anonymous

    If manufacturing, that is, creation has No ownership, how does that not accelerate our economic problems. One still needs to be incentives for their work; at basics you can’t replicate food and shelter yet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Lopez/100000255237444 Elaine Lopez

    Yes, Matt, reweatherford is right with respect to the technology.  But such technology does not operate in a vacuum.  Who will be behind the coding?  I can think of no better question for us to seek the answer to, than, how we choose to use such technology.  It can be the answer to all our prayers or it can be the road to hell… whatever you wish to call it.  Chaos?  Peace?  Love?  Hate?  Choose.  We’re talking about machines that can read your mind, so for all our sake, I pray that we as a civilized people would recognize the eternal factor of choosing wrongly… am I wrong?  If I am wrong, then what is right?  

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryant.lanier.7 Bryant Lanier

     Mr Beck,

    Thank you for your summary of the future, its is nice to see that after 23 years of very hard work people are finally starting to recall things of facts documented 25 years ago

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SZL2ZCMQN46USZKP76OSRWMR4M Anonymous

    I can assure you that he is not evil.  I have known him and both his parents all their lives.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SZL2ZCMQN46USZKP76OSRWMR4M Anonymous

    Oh and also, all of his grandparents.  No evil blood there either.

  • Anonymous

    as long as man has free will and can choose to hurt his fellow man, then i want the ability to protect myself.  the same for the women, they should always have access to a way to protect themselves against a rapist or other attackers as well.

  • Anonymous

    i don’t want the government solution, it is after all the government that has worsened the problem.  the gov. coddles the criminal. the gov. refuses to punish criminals severely.  they refuse to address the crime epidemic, because a large part of the crime wave in this country is committed by minorities and they vote democrat.  this doesn’t even account for the huge opportunity crime problem that exists in the urban areas,  in other words, the crime rate would be even more if people didn’t protect themselves or avoid urban areas and other such places.  opportunity crime is the big secret that they don’t want you to know about.  the ability to flee crime and or protect yourself, effects the real crime rate in this country, and not just the number of criminals on any given day.  it is worse than they admit and their solutions punish everyone because they don’t want to talk about criminal control.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryan-Mabee/100000612757644 Bryan Mabee

    at the end, I heard him say “we should find out if we are friend or foe”  yikes..

  • Ambie

    All I can say is WOW! What a game changer. Talk about distribution of power. He’s a citizen and he is serious

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    Benjamin Franklin never took a patent out on the Franklin Stove, though he was encouraged to do so.

    Does that make him a anarchist? A communist?

    Glenn Beck is full of it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rich.brownell.3 Rich Brownell

    This reminds me of a sci-fi story I read long ago. I think it was Frank Herbert, maybe. A man creates a hand held laser gun from simple hadware store parts. The government wants to shut him down but the man gets them to put him on trial, televised. During trial he explains how he built the weapon – and then it is public knowledge. Now anyone can build a weapon of mass destruction. I think the story ended there with the moral of the story.Now –  we are each and every one of us responsible for each other and each others actions? Something like that. Read it thirty years ago.

  • Anonymous

    Good or Evil?   This could be said about a lot of past inventions. Electricity being the first that comes mind, it can create light, but it could also be used with the electric chair. 

  • Draxx

    The Part of this issue that I like is…

    Homeowners & Parents will be able to make something to protect their families, and Criminals Will Never Know Which Household Has a Weapon that has been Printed & Works!!!

  • Draxx

    If you wondered why there are those Imagers at Airports that see through clothing, here is your answer!  A metal gun will not pass, plastic could.  But, if they can see the gun through clothing they can apprehend a hijacker ahead of time.  (Other than that I hate the thought of those scanners/imagers.)

  • Anonymous

    Never? Not even if God comes down and installs His Holy Kingdom? Not even then will the human race will be able to live peacefully without people walking around and storing guns? Really?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AST33GCGZJVK2RUEYXJMS3DB3Q Edward

    Um..have any of you actually read Michel Foucault or about him.  I’m not sure if, after reading up on him, you would be so enthusiastic about this guy.

  • http://youtu.be/XEjnyMyJYTI Sam Fisher

    That looks cool.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zachary-Wheeler/100003399102762 Zachary Wheeler

    What really keeps man free in the end is his own self-restraint. Complete liberty and freedom leads to chaos and anarchy. I like how Glenn talked about how the Articles of Confederation led to chaos among the colonies. The one thing that worries me about this is how with this device even evil individuals can get arms simply by pressing print. No background check required.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AST33GCGZJVK2RUEYXJMS3DB3Q Edward

    Wow.  And I totally trust random sales pitches left in webpage comments.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Norman-Hatfield/1735466398 Norman Hatfield

    I really wonder sometimes if Glenn himself understands the ‘freedom’ he espouses. ANY technology can be subverted for evil purposes. To question whether a gun made by a guy’s computer in his bedroom (or a gun made by a guy on his metal lathe in his garage) are somehow more of a threat to ‘civilization’ than a government controlled gun is ridiculous. Many more MILLIONS of people have been killed with the government controlled firearms than the firearms in the hands of ‘civilians’ have ever caused!  I SAY A BLOW HAS BEEN STRUCK FOR FREEDOM WITH THIS TECHNOLOGY.    

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Norman-Hatfield/1735466398 Norman Hatfield

    Well, I guess when they come and put a gun to your head, you can give them the information that they can’t do that!

  • Tony Krewson

    You fail to realize that they don’t need (or want) to eradicate guns.  They just need (or want) to keep enough of them away from you long enough to…… eradicate 10-20% of you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/darryl.vanderklein Darryl Vanderklein

    Do you really think God’s going to come back and return us to middle ages tech or something? News flash, God is not an idiot, tech of some sort will still exist in His kingdom. Stop holding onto this image of a God as a white guy who spoke the king’s English, leaves no place for advancement, and didn’t believe conflict was an essential part of eternity . I’ll bet hunting will see an increase if nothing else, and there’s the whole matter of Lucifer being released again for a season, or don’t you understand Revelation?

  • Anonymous

     Zachary please clarify your definition of evil individuals. According to President Obama,Diane Feinstein,Chuck Schumer  ,the mayor of Philadelphia ,the Governor  of New York State & many other Democrats I am evil because I prefer to own a firearm than trust a politician. Also evil persons have always been able to get things to use as weapons Cain killed Abel with a rock vigorously applied upside his head .  My default setting is for liberty not the nanny state whats yours?

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    my friend’s mom makes $300/hr on lap dances. She has been unemployed for 6 months but last month her pay was $50,000 just working on dancing for a few hours.  Here’s the site: poledance.com

  • Anonymous

    Yikes was my thought too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Sanacore/1830522112 Adam Sanacore

    Glenn Beck is completely misunderstanding the meaning of the world “anarchy”. Anarcny, by its own existence, does mean to incite violence and chaos. That subjective definition has occured mainly because of popular culture. Ask any mainstream individual in today’s world to give you a definition of what anarchy looks like, and they’ll probably think of an angry teenager dressed in black who walks around and destroys private property. The truth, however, is that the meaning of the word anarchy simply means to exist without the external control of a ruler. It does not mean to bring out about unfettered violence. Beck likes to identify himself as a libertarian thinker. However, if that were the case, then he would know that many of the greatest libertarian thinkers of the modern age have identified themselves in the past as being stateless. Rothbard, Hoppe, Rockwell, Mises–all of these individuals identified (or have identified) the state as being completely unnnesscary when compared to the benefits that come from voluntary association between two or more individuals on the market place. I would reccomend that he read Rothbard’s “For a New Liberty” to better grasp what Cody is saying when he says he views himself as someone who leans toward anarchist beliefs.

     Remember, we already live in a world with a seemingly endless supply of chaos. War, fiat, inflation, debt–all of these do not come about from individuals associating peacefullly on the market with each other. Rather, they exist from the premise of external control. If Glenn can understand that, he could have an easier time understanding where Cody is coming from.

     As for Cody himself, I think this was an amazing interview. Cody has an intelligence to him that is rarely seen nowadays. Technology is paving the way for the individual to do amazing things, and this is proof positive of that.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s look at the growth of technology in the computer itself. How many scams are surfacing? How many snoopers are on the internet?  The world cannot exist without technical growth and development, but it also provides the means for EVIL to do its thing. Guns are just another example of its meaning. It takes only a few EVIL people to lay a bad mark on gun ownership.

  • Anonymous

     If they spell as badly as you do, they are total liars and so are you. Go somewhere else with your nonsense.

  • Anonymous

    They can if they let-loose and explode enough therm-nuclear weapons – of course, mankind would also become extinct. The one or two guns left over and unaffected by the multiple ghastly blasts, wouldn’t hurt a sole. Guns don’t kill – people do.

  • Anonymous

    yawn…. who’s “they”?

  • Anonymous

    I think it actually does the reverse, it takes the control from the walmart type big box stores and the gross factory farms, and puts it back into the mom and pop speciality stores and your local farmer.

  • Anonymous

    One more thing that Zachary does not understand is that it is already legal to manufacture your own firearms as long as you do not sell or distribute them. Most people, however, do not have the knowledge or equipment to machine a receiver out of metal. This technology merely makes it possible for average folk to do what is already permitted. Criminals will always find a way.

  • greywolfrs

    Actually, you are wrong. The 3D printer is NOT a CNC machine. It makes things out of a powder. It does not add or substract anything. It takes a picture and makes the object. (basically) It does not make extremely intricate parts, but the one a saw, on a show about space, made a working pipe wrench. Besides, one could use it to make individual parts and them just assemble them. It is an amazing advancement and is only limited by the size of the “vat” that stores the powder.

  • greywolfrs

    Interesting concept…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Lopez/100000255237444 Elaine Lopez

    What is being lost in this discussion is the fact that these machines, the technology, will not just replicate guns; they will replicate anything, it’s merely a matter of programming.  What’s the next step on that chess board? 

    The technology includes the capability to “upload” information into yourself, the capability to read your mind, the capability to read and interact with all five senses.  The programming does not mysteriously appear, it’s written, by someone or some group.  Who’s doing the programming?  How many encounters has the world’s populace had with downloaded programs that do not work as advertised and/or installs a virus?  Powerful men need powerful tools, and I can think of no better tool, can any of you?

    Putting aside the danger, what is The Singularity?  It all boils down to One, doesn’t it, particularly in physics, not to mention theology and philosophy?  It’s all connected.  How loud does the Trumpet need to sound before we hear?  If this isn’t our last call, then I don’t know what is.  It’s clearly and plainly decision making time, in real Time, on an individual level, world wide.  We must be a people of righteous character, of sincere and honest thought, if we are to survive as humans.  Whether you believe in God or not, the facts and results are the same.

    It surprises some to learn that Time and Space curve, but what surprises me more is the arrogance displayed in assuming we are the first to discover it.  What curves goes round.  The time to ground ourselves in the Positive substance of God is now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=588195277 John Kolak

    I’ve had weapons training in the army, but personally I have never owned a gun. So I never paid much attention to 2nd Amendment issues in the past. But the more I study, the more I realize that the gun laws we already have are violations of the 2nd Amendment. If the law says I can’t open carry or concealed carry unless I have a permit, that is an infringement on my right that the 2nd Amendment forbids. Parallel arguments can be made for most every currently existing regulation concerning guns. I also wondered what “a well-regulated militia” meant. Today people will tell you that the concept is obsolete because today we have standing armies, and back then they had militias. That is a bunch of nonsense. Of course they were fighting England’s standing army. While I was researching a Washington quote in one of the graphics going around, I found a web site with many quotes from the Founding Fathers. It is only when you start reading the Founding Fathers that you understand what the phrases in the Constitution mean. Here’s what I found for their definition of a militia:

    “I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole body of the people except for a few public officials. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them…” — George Mason (1725-1792), drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, ally of James Madison and George Washington

    And here is what is meant by well-regulated:

    “A free people ought not only to be armed but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well digested plan is requisite: And their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories, as tend to render them independent on others, for essential, particularly for military supplies.” — President George Washington First Annual Message to Congress January 8, 1790

    So in their minds, it is the duty of every citizen to equip themselves with their own weapons and gear to be ready to fight at any time.

    Washington also said that it is preferable to die with your sword in your hand than to relinquish your freedoms:

    “To each of my Nephews, William Augustine Washington, George Lewis, George Steptoe Washington, Bushrod Washington, and Samuel Washington, I give one of my swords or Cutteaux of which I may be Possessed; and they are to choose in the order they are named. These Swords are accompanied with an injunction not to unsheathe them for the purpose of shedding blood, except it be for self defense, or in the defense of their Country and its rights; and in the latter case, to keep them unsheathed, and prefer falling with them in their hands, to the relinquishment thereof.” — George Washington from his Last Will and Testament

    Quotes are from here:

    http://www.savetheguns.com/quotes.htm

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  • Anonymous

    This is just one of many examples of how man, without adhering to God’s authority, creates new methods of establishing power and control over others. Cody may believe he is working to ensure liberty but he is simply using man’s intelligence and creative abilities to create the next tool used in the endless wars that man has experienced and will begin since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden.

    God has revealed to us how we are to live and act and think. When we go beyond those boundaries, evil prevails, chaos and death follow.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn acts like a man who is part of the controlled opposition. I would say he doesn’t understand anarcho-capitalism , voluntaryism or any of the higher conceptual aspects of freedom.

    Glenn, at best, is at the beginning of the journey of enlightenment. This is because Glenn has a theocratic heart; therefore, he’s a collectivist of a different strip.

    Personally, I think he’s a pee-yellow coward who is all hat and no cattle. If the tyrants ever come for the guns they can sure count on Glenn to wimp out by turning his guns in like a good little government-boy, and, moreover, GB will encourage the rest of the GB sheep to do the same.

    I see Glenn for what he is: an effeminate who is unable to get right in the face of the freedom-grabbers; And a boy in a man’s body who doesn’t feel the heartbeat of a lion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Wise/720071306 Thomas Wise

    Patents will never be safe again.

  • Anonymous

    This guy just killed the gun control argument.

  • antithetical radical

    The biggest limitation this technology has is the material it uses. The powder  does not have the properties necessary for containing the breech pressures that modern cartridges produce, so any firearm made of this material – (a polymer similar to dry process copier toner) – simply isn’t durable enough to make a working firearm. It can be used to make mechanically functional mock ups of the parts in such mechanisms, but the limitation of the material strength makes any object it produces only suitable for engineers to play with in refining the device prior to steel or other metal alloy prototypes. It will not, at the current state of the technology, be able to produce a working firearm. 

    It also remains to be seen if the material this process uses has the hardness or toughness (tensile strength) to function without being subject to failure due to excessive wear. 

    The only use that a weapon produced by this process would be as a dummy for use in training, or movie or TV shows where many of the firearms used on set by the actors are not functional. Much of the ballyhoo going on now about 3-D printing is mere hype. It’s cool, and a good tool for design engineers, but the objects it can produce are simply not functional. The only possible exception might be for a simple edged or spiked weapon, and that would still be limited because of the printing toner it uses. 

    Simply put, you can find less costly, more effective and less complicated things to use as weapons at your local supermarket kitchen utensils section.

  • Anonymous

    This Cody Wilson guy is selling trouble with a capital T

  • Sandie

    In an article (a few months ago?) about this technology, they showed a test firing of the gun and after 2 or so shots, it was essentially goo. It no longer worked because it couldn’t stand up to the temperature and pressure. But, trying to be optimistic, when crazy technology like this was introduced back in time, it eventually was perfected and advance so that it became something awesome. I have to hope that this could eventually get there too. The inventiveness of people like this guy is all about what this country is about. It would never be invented by the government, and if it was you can bet that they would put the shackles on it and no one would be allowed to duplicate it or use it in any way. Because this guy made it a non patent thing, it is open for all. Lets just hope the govt doesn’t get a jump on it and then patent it and restrict it.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zuber-Ali/100003773661505 Zuber Ali

    Glenn Beck is a closet homo…………….if you are an idiot please respond :)

  • Anonymous

    No big duh. No one is trying to take all guns away. We’re just asking for reasonable regulations. You need a license to fish and hunt. You need a license and to pass a test to drive. There should be national, mandatory background checks for all purchases, and restrictions on number of bullets Ina magazine and certain types of military style weapons. All reasonable people, including gun enthusiasts, should agree.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn should take the time to explain It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. To stand firm, then, and not let ourselves be burdened again. So he can be free and others.

  • Anonymous

    Free from gun violence?

  • Anonymous

    Yeah god said keep kosher and don’t mix fabrics. How are you doing with that?

  • Anonymous

    The 2nd amendment includes the words “a well-regulated militia”. Regulations are certainly constitutional.
    And one irrelevant quote from Washington has nothing to do with it. And even he said “a uniform and well-digested plan”. Random, untrained, individual gun owners don’t count.
    I love how you’re totally literal about one part, but willing to make radical interpretations of other parts.

  • Anonymous

     Freedom of choice.

  • Anonymous

    Evil is anyone who disagrees with my views.

  • Anonymous

    I thought that applied to the priest code.

  • Anonymous

    Coincidentally, comments like yours here historically preclude revolutionary advancements in technology.  Graphene R&D is picking-up major speed on a global scale.  Combine this with projected short-term advancements in 3D-printing and just imagine the possibilities: I could print a paper-thin skin-tight bullet-proof flexible body suit and become Batman.

  • Anonymous

    Not if it uses graphene.

  • Anonymous

    If Jesus came to Earth today, would He use a mobile phone to communicate with his disciples?  Would He use an iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Nokia? I’m guessing Nokia for its simplicity.

  • antithetical radical

    Okay, what kind of pressure can graphene contain? The range of common handgun cartridges from far exceeds the capacity of polymers. Assuming that graphene would have to be combined with a polymer resin to be used in a 3D printer, (probably not currently available in today’s state of technology), regardless of the strength of the carbon nanotube material’s strength, the chamber and barrel would suffer catastrophic failure almost immediately.

    Common handgun caliber chamber pressures

    .22 long rifle – 24,000 psi
    9mm luger – 35,000 psi
    38 Special – 17,000 psi
    357 Magnum – 35,000 psi
    44 Magnum – 36,000 psi

    There isn’t a polymer of any type that can sustain this
    kind of pressure load, and that is a fact. The mythical plastic gun just isn’t practical or safe to fire. At the current level of man’s technical achievement it isn’t possible to print a working firearm, unless of course you don’t mind eating the resulting shrapnel.

  • greywolfrs

    I guess that would depend on on what the powder is made of, if it were composite, it may work nicely. In the end, I am not saying this technology is “perfected,” but it is quite interesting.

  • antithetical radical

    It could be used to make dimensionally correct parts that could be used to make investment cast steel alloy parts, but I am doubtful the actual item could be made as easily as just printing it and having a working firearm. Modern gun manufacturers use investment casting for pistol frames and other parts like hammers and slides. The current state of the art firearms have hammer forged barrels, and that is because of the pressure retaining properties of that kind of construction.

  • antithetical radical

    No doubt it is interesting, but there are some people who believe you can work miracles with it, and the companies that manufacture this equipment and techies who developed the process are not doing anything to dispel the speculation and mythology.

  • TJ Wright

    Gee. Technology could be used for good (curing cancer, sustainable energy, feeding and hydrating the masses) or to make killing machines. Seems this Cody person has enough smarts mixed with enough mental derangement to use technology to harm. I do NOT think this is what the Founders had in mind.

  • TJ Wright

    Which one of those politicians mentioned taking away your right to own a gun? NONE of them. You are upset that they are discussing not allowing everyone to have the ability to have every WMD at your disposal. Is is really just envy that fuels your insane gun grab?

  • Jerry Sutton

     You are the coward, what is your real name?  You hide and criticize Glenn who will be lucky to live more than a day if everything collapses.  You don’t know what war is like, i would rather be a sheep that follows a leader who tries to work through the law rather than a blowhard who will run at the first gunshot.