[hackerspaces] Firearms in Hackerspaces?

Andrew LeCody andrewlecody at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 02:42:02 CET 2013

The restrictions on firearm storage is a matter of liability, and the
organisation chooses to not be in possession (or implied possession) of a
firearm. The prohibition on powder and primer storage is mainly due to the
fact that we don't have a good place to store it, yet.

We've had a few "range days" and subsequent cleaning afterwards. Be
prepared for a debate on solvents and lubricants, AR-15 vs AK-47 and piston
vs DI.

On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 6:49 PM, Nathaniel Bezanson <myself at telcodata.us>wrote:

> Andrew LeCody  wrote:
> > We have restrictions on firearms,
> > ammunition, gun powder and primers
> > being stored at the space. Like
> > many of the other US hackerspaces
> > have said, we have no restrictions
> > on those members who wish to legally
> > carry concealed.
> ... snip ...
> > We have a number of members who
> > are getting into reloading and
> > hand-loading ammunition
> Out of curiosity, could you explain the storage restrictions? There's very
> little gunsmithing at our space, but it'd be a helpful reference if it ever
> comes up. At the moment someone's got a box of spent brass up in the craft
> room, but I think it's for jewelry, not reloading.
> > have had a class on the AR-15 rifle
> > platform. We will likely have more
> Sit down, lockpicking, you are no longer the hackerspace class most likely
> to raise eyebrows in lunchtime conversation at work! I love the heck out of
> this idea, seeing as how our space basically functions as a bill-of-rights
> fan club. Every freedom's a freedom, we don't play favorites.
> (Our lathe was chosen because its bed is long enough to accommodate rifle
> barrels. Our ISP was chosen because they do minimal filtering and don't
> care if we run servers. Understanding why I mention these side-by-side is
> left to the reader.)
> -Nate-
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