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A look at gun-owners who aren't the picture of law abiding, respectability, intelligence or sanity that the NRA wants to promote
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Italian sculptors move over: Prototype unveiled for world’s first 3D-printed room

Italian sculptors move over: Prototype unveiled for world’s first 3D-printed room | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger unveil prototype for world’s first 3D-printed room as a 1:3 model to be exhibited in Basel and Tokyo.

 

Named Digital Grotesque and due to be unveiled on 22 July, the full-scale ornate room by Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger will have 80 million surfaces rendered in smooth sandstone, with certain parts glazed and gilded. A 1:3 scale prototype of the room was shown at the Swiss Arts Awards 2013 in Basel and at the Materializing Exhibition in Tokyo.

 

Generated using 3D-modelling software, the room will be constructed from grains of sand bonded together to create a new type of sandstone that's capable of achieving the intricate form.

 

Despite the ornate style of the room, Hansmeyer says they are exploring "new potentials of digital design by using a reduced, minimalist approach that nonetheless transcends rationality."

 

"Inspired by the natural process of cell division, we develop an algorithm that iteratively divides and transforms the initial geometry of a simple cube," they continue. "Despite simple rules, a complex world of forms arises at multiple scales: between ornament and structure, between order and chaos, foreign and yet familiar: a digital grotesque."

 

In a TEDTalk last year, Hansmeyer explained how he uses algorithms to replicate nature's morphogenesis process of creation, the splitting of one cell into two cells, which leads him to create forms with millions of facets. "No person could draft them by hand, but they're buildable," he said. "They could revolutionise the way we think of architectural form."

 

Other structures that have already been printed in sandstone include arobotic 3D printer that builds shelters on the beach and a three-metre-highpavilion resembling a giant egg with large holes in its surface, which was created by Enrico Dini and Andrea Morgante in 2009. Recognised as the first-ever printed architectural structure, it was intended as a scale model of a 10-metre structure that was never built.

 

Meanwhile the race to build the world's first 3D-printed house continues, with the top contenders being Universe Architecture's looping two-storey house that resembles a Möbius strip, DUS Architects plan to 3D-print a canal house room-by-room in the centre of Amsterdam and Softkill Design's Protohouse 2.0 with a fibrous structure resembling bone growth.


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Adam Kokesh Held Without Bond For Gun, Drug Charges After Reportedly Refusing To Answer Judge | wusa9.com

Adam Kokesh Held Without Bond For Gun, Drug Charges After Reportedly Refusing To Answer Judge | wusa9.com | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
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Responsible gun owners do not threaten to attack the legally voted in government as that's treason and they do not have illegal hallucinogenics in their home.

Treason and drugs don't suggest that you are a law abiding gun owner. 

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Feds: Springfield couple bought gun for felon before killing spree

Feds: Springfield couple bought gun for felon before killing spree | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
A Springfield couple is accused of helping David "Joey" Pedersen buy a gun before he and his girlfriend allegedly went on a three-state Northwest killing spree.
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Father charged with possessing firearms, son charged with cocaine possession - Port City Daily

Father charged with possessing firearms, son charged with cocaine possession - Port City Daily | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
Father charged with possessing firearms, son charged with cocaine possession
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Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Vice Narcotics Unit arrested a father and son after receiving several citizen complaints in the Ash area.
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Both had criminal histories, so how did they get their firearms?

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Philly man shoots up strip club with AK-47 after DJ plays wrong song | The Raw Story

Philly man shoots up strip club with AK-47 after DJ plays wrong song | The Raw Story | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
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And you need an AK-47 in an establishment that serves alcohol why?

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Texas House Approves Bill Allowing Firearms On Campus - KWTX.com - KWTX

Texas House Approves Bill Allowing Firearms On Campus - KWTX.com - KWTX | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
ThinkProgress Texas House Approves Bill Allowing Firearms On Campus - KWTX.com KWTX AUSTIN (May 6, 2013)—The Texas House gave final approval Monday to a bill that would allow students 21 or older who have concealed handgun licenses to bring their...
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Drunken frat parties, living in a dorm for the first time, finals, break-ups of serious relationships and Texas wants to add firearms to the mix.  What could go wrong?

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Editorial: Adults must take responsibility for gun safety - Winston-Salem Journal

Editorial: Adults must take responsibility for gun safety - Winston-Salem Journal | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
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Editorial: Adults must take responsibility for gun safety. Story · Comments.
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During a heavy night of drinking, man teaches wife how to shoot a gun, wife shoots husband dead | FreakOutNation

During a heavy night of drinking, man teaches wife how to shoot a gun, wife shoots husband dead | FreakOutNation | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
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Who actually believes that you should handle a firearm while intoxicated?  And who would give an intoxicated person a loaded frearm? Apparently, another intoxicated person.

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'Responsible Gun Owner' Threatens Walmart Employees Over Rejected $1.00 Coupon

'Responsible Gun Owner' Threatens Walmart Employees Over Rejected $1.00 Coupon | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
Northern Florida, Walmart, rejected coupon, gun. Yes, some stories really do write themselves.
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NASA: "We've discovered a previously unknown surprise circling Earth"

NASA: "We've discovered a previously unknown surprise circling Earth" | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
This is wild. NASA's recently deployed Van Allen probes — a pair of robotic spacecraft launched just last August to investigate Earth's eponymous pair of radiation belts —
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Gun owner fires at Walmart shoplifter to ‘mark’ him for police | The Raw Story

Gun owner fires at Walmart shoplifter to ‘mark’ him for police | The Raw Story | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
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Colorado Democrats Get Threats Over Gun Control Legislation

Colorado Democrats Get Threats Over Gun Control Legislation | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
When debating gun control and the rights granted by the Second Amendment, heated arguments and debates are expected -- but a few people have gone too far by threatening some state lawmakers over the gun control bills currently being considered by...
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Prosecutors file 12 charges against Santa Clara man accused of threatening Bay Area senator

Prosecutors file 12 charges against Santa Clara man accused of threatening Bay Area senator | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
Prosecutors have filed a dozen charges against a Santa Clara man accused of threatening the life of a Bay Area senator after the discovery this week of a weapons cache and bomb-making materials at his home.
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Police Reports - Twinsburg Bulletin | Twinsburg, Reminderville, OH

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Drunk driver stopped, found with handgun: A vehicle was pulled over on Glenwood Drive at 7:41 p.m. July 4 for traveling 52 mph in a 25 mph zone.
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Drunk with a gun.  It amazes me the people who will go to the trouble of getting the conceal carry and then act so irresponsibly. 

If carrying a firearm is so important to you, why then turn around and do exactly those things which will get your license pulled?  Stupid, just plain stupid. 

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Plymouth police arrest man on threat charges - Times Leader

Plymouth police arrest man on threat charges - Times Leader | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
PLYMOUTH - Police arrested a man they say aimed a firearm at a woman and another man on Main Street.Erick Richard McCarty, 24, of Eas...
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He had a permit to carry and he used this privilege to threaten to murder a woman with whom he was having an argument.

Responsible gun owners use firearms to protect their safety not to intimidate and bully.  

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Army veteran shot and killed by 4-year-old son

Army veteran shot and killed by 4-year-old son | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
A 35-year-old Army veteran died after being accidentally shot by his 4-year-old son while visiting a friend, KNXV-TV reported on Friday.
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Firearms should be responsibly secured at all times so that incidents like this occur.  This decent man is dead and a little boy will grow up knowing that he killed his father because this man didn't follow basic safety procedures.

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Santa Monica gunman was armed with 1,300 rounds of ammo: police

Santa Monica gunman was armed with 1,300 rounds of ammo: police | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
A gunman who killed four people in a shooting and carjacking rampage in California before being shot by police, was carrying “a bag full” of ammunition as well as a handgun and a semiautomatic rifle, officials said at a press conference.
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Omaha police chief describes dead suspect as suicidal, mentally ill - Omaha World-Herald

Omaha police chief describes dead suspect as suicidal, mentally ill - Omaha World-Herald | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
Omaha World-Herald Omaha police chief describes dead suspect as suicidal, mentally ill Omaha World-Herald An Omaha man was mentally ill and suicidal when he pointed two guns at police from his front porch, prompting four officers to open fire in...
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I do wish that these reporters would ask the question - how and were did a convicted felon with a history of mental illness obtain firearms?  If this question were asked and answered more often, it might help solve the problem.

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Feds: Man charged after explosives, firearms found | FOX6Now.com

Feds: Man charged after explosives, firearms found | FOX6Now.com | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
(CNN) -- A Minnesota man arrested after investigators found weapons and explosives in his home was scheduled to appear in federal court in St. Paul Monday afternoon.
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Does this sound like a law abiding gun owner to you?

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Gun lobby has squelched injury prevention research, doctors charge

Gun lobby has squelched injury prevention research, doctors charge | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
One week after 20-year-old Adam Lanza used guns to kill 20 first-graders and seven adults before shooting himself, two physicians published a Viewpoint article in the Journal of the American Medical Assn.
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Why wouldn't the gun lobby want this information studied?  Maybe because they already know the answers.

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Despite Mishaps, NRA Instructor Blasts Bills | New Haven Independent

Despite Mishaps, NRA Instructor Blasts Bills  |  New Haven Independent | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
NRA instructor Eugene Kenny would have joined his fellow gun-rights supporters at the state Capitol Wednesday -- if he hadn't accidentally shot himself in the foot.
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Seriously, you can't make this stuff up.

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Florida woman brandishes gun at Walmart staff over rejected $1 coupon | The Raw Story

Florida woman brandishes gun at Walmart staff over rejected $1 coupon | The Raw Story | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
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Texas school worker shot during district-sponsored gun training | The Raw Story

Texas school worker shot during district-sponsored gun training | The Raw Story | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
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“At the conclusion of the CHL training on February 27, 2013, one certified person stayed for private instruction with the instructor and had a mechanical malfunction with his weapon,” Van Independent School District said in a statement. “With the assistance of the instructor, the malfunction was addressed, but the gun misfired and the bullet ricocheted coming back to strike the VISD employee in the left leg.”

Ed. Note: If the instructor recognized there was a mechnical malfunction, why didn't he remove the bullets before working on the gun? 

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Four-alarm fire engulfs Dallas shooting range

Four-alarm fire engulfs Dallas shooting range | Well-Regulated Militia? | Scoop.it
Investigators say the Sunday afternoon inferno at DFW Gun Range was triggered by someone firing unauthorized tracer rounds inside the facility.
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