Wednesday, January 30, 2013


The Contrarian, a work buddy, dabbles in 3D printing.  He has printed up some test AR receivers and some magazines.  The magazines work in the living room, but he has never tested them at the range. 

A Washington Post reporter contacted him through a web forum for an interview about printing gun components at home.

I advised against it in the strongest terms.  I thinl there is nothing that can be printed in the Post that can help our cause.  They are not our friends.  Apparently, more experienced 3D Printing people have turned this writer down as he works his or her way down to the occasional hobbiests.  The writer has had stuff published in Garden & Gun.

But he is a Contrarian and won't listen to me.  I even offered to put him in touch with SayUncle... maybe HE could talk him down off this ledge.  Anyone have any further advice for him?


Anonymous said...

Does this guy live in MD? Every hear of the game "Whack a Mole"? Only the moles that sick their heads up get whacked...

Borepatch said...

Ask him what he thinks the WaPo's motivation is. That will lead him to their likely take on the subject.

Hint: they're not interested in making him famous, at least not in a way that will be good for him.

Google sees all, forgets nothing. Does he want to spend the rest of his life explaining to prospective employers that the paper grotesquely misquoted him?

Aaron said...

If he still insists on agreeing to the interview at least have him inform them that he will be taping it.

Then make sure he does so to prevent them from creatively editing his responses and quoting him out of context.

Better than nothing, and he'll at least have a record of the event for his protection.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Just tell him what happened to TJIC when he opened his mouth.

Anonymous said...

Duck, and Cover!