[hackerspaces] Firearms in Hackerspaces?
matt at nycresistor.com
Mon Jan 14 21:57:05 CET 2013
>> The question of why to have a fire arm in the space spans many issues.
>> As raised before some folks are required to carry a fire arm as part
>> of their professional life. That should not by itself immediately
>> disenfranchise them in a community.
> If they need them for work, they can use them for work. A member of the
> armed forces is not going to be visiting a hackerspace while on duty. If a
> cop is visiting a space while on duty you have much larger problems than
> whether you are going to allow guns in.
Many police officers are required to carry fire arms even when off duty.
>> Some folks enjoy fire arms as a hobby. Either in target shooting, or
>> in hunting, or conceivably simply as an academic pursuit. These folks
>> would find the tools of a hackerspace useful to extend their hobby.
>> And I suppose that could breed some conflict in a community as
>> passions run high when discussing this issue. Each space will know
>> how to address that themselves. I love the idea of requiring people
>> working on fire arms to leave any ammunition at home. There are also
>> regional laws to take into consideration.
> There are already open-access gun workshops where you can lathe your new
> barrel or whatever.
Are they not hackerspaces? I'd consider them to be.
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