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How to Make a Homemade Gun (Full Length)

How to Make a Homemade Gun (Full Length)


Right now we’re driving to Pico boulevard where he shot his father, his brother, burned up his house and then was going to shoot the 2 women when I drove between them. Then he shot me, 5 times. *Music Playing* In 2013 Vices technology channel Motherboard reported on the phenomenon of 3D printed guns. Since then these guns which are made entirely of plastic have been outlawed. In order to make guns at home people are reverting back to an old school technique requiring only basic machining skills and your standard drill press. We have to tell Congress it’s time to require a background check for anyone that wants to buy a gun so that people who are dangerous to themselves and others cannot get their hands on a gun. Lets make that happen. *cheering* A recent study shows that the United States has more guns and more gun deaths than any other developed country in the world. In fact; 32 Americans die gun related deaths every day. While California has some of the toughest gun restrictions in the country there is a loophole that people are using to get around the law. According to the gun control act of 1968 it’s perfectly legal for anyone, except for convicted felons, to make guns in the comfort of their own home The thing is, these guns don’t have serial numbers and in the eyes of the government they don’t exist. So, can you tell us your name and where we are right now? I’m Dan and you’re at my machine shop in La Habra. I’m a machinist and I’ve been one for 20 years. C – What kind of stuff do you make here? D – Here we primarily make automotive components. C – And on your own time what kind of stuff do you make? D – I make guns on my own time. C – Nice. D – I made 2 AR’s, done on something like this where you have your work piece clamped to the table and I program the language to tell it where to cut. Then the tool comes down and the tool spins C – Can we take a look at your gun? D – Ya. C – Cool. What do you like best about making your own guns? D – The best part is taking a chunk of metal and making something out of nothing. You know, for me it’s not about the serial number. I swear some guys think the governments going to come and seize all the guns and use sale records to find them. I don’t think it is possible. I just wanted to make one because I could and it’s not illegal, so I did. C – We’re here at Echo Park and we’re going to talk to Senator Kevin de León who is sort of a lone voice in trying to enact some law that will regulate these guns. In 2014 California State Senator Kevin de León attempted several times to pass a bill that would seal the loophole K – To be legal under SB808, the measure that I will be introducing tomorrow in the Senate public safety committee. Ghost guns will have to be registered with the Department of Justice. There will be a serial number and a gun owner background check. The question is should individuals have the right to assemble assault weapons with no traceable number that’s not registered with the Department of Justice? Therefore law enforcement has no clue that the assault weapon exists. Individuals are assembling these high powered assault weapons, “ghost guns”, and they’re selling them to drug cartels south of the border, they’re selling them to gang members. We’ve got folks in the black market who are making a killing, no pun intended, with regards to the manufacturing of these ghost guns. This is called the lower receiver. The engine, the heart to those guns specifically is this piece of metal. [Ominous Music] C – We’re heading down to Oceanside, California. We’re going to Dimitri Karras who is the owner and operator of Ares Armor. Which is one of the biggest companies in the country selling the parts you need to make an unserialized, unregistered AR-15. Since opening shop in 2010 Dimitri Karras has been one of the most outspoken opponents of Senator de León’s policies D – Annnnnd he goes down. *laughs* C – Dimitri, can you show us some of the stuff you’ve got going on here in the case?
D – Ya, absolutely. So right here you’re going to see some of the different 80% lowers that we have available for the AR series platform. C – This is like what you’re known for? D – Absolutely ya, this is kind of our main product that has really kind of propelled the company over the last couple of years. It’s an 80% AR-15 lower receiver. C – Also known as an unfinished receiver? D – Yes.
C – Same thing?
D – Ya, ya same thing. C – Cool
D – The 80% phrase is actually just an industry term and it’s more of a marketing word, it doesn’t actually mean anything. It just means that it’s not a firearm. To give you a visual, on this actually over here is still in the 80% stage but to give a visual on where that would fit in, that’s the lower receiver, the upper receiver and then your bolt carrier group is going to be that moving piece right there. C – And so we’re talking about that right there, right? D – Yup, that’s it. So we have been building 80% lowers between me and some of my friends personally and privately. We decided to take that mainstream and try and push that out so as many other people as possibly could, could participate in a process like that. C – People can come in and buy all the parts they need and they can take them home and if they have manufacturing skills they can go home and make a gun? D – Absolutely. As you can see this is a complete block right there. You’re not going to be able to install any of the components necessary to turn this into a firearm. Umm your trigger would come out right there, your hammer is going to be inside of here. All the inner workings of your weapon are going to be in here. C – And so that is completely solid right now? All the way through? D – Completely solid all the way through. C – So you essentially have to mill out that whole thing and put the guts in? D – Drill holes through the side and then you have to drill a hole underneath there as well. C – So you’re sort of on the verge of manufacturing guns D – We’re not on the verge, it’s a very black and white and we’re very much in the white side of it. That if they had any piece of evidence or if there is any shred of… if we were doing anything illegal, trust me I would be in jail right now. I’m not their favourite person. C – Dimitri may not explicitly be breaking the law but with an arsenal of ads like this one… it’s safe to say he is walking a fine line. There are hundreds of thousands of these things out there right now and they will not be able to track them. They will not be able to find them and they exist inside of our society right now and I’m actually very proud of that. C – Do you feel like you’re making, uh, the country a better place for everyone else? D – Absolutely. An armed society is a civil society and every single time an 80% lower goes out there into the public and gets made into a personal firearm that is one less thing that the government knows about and that is one more situation that if they do try and exert too much control over the public that is something they cannot stop. I want to live in a world where a gay married couple can defend their marijuana pot farm with firearms that are fully automatic. That’s the world I want to live in. C – Are you ever worried that one of the guns made from a part that you’ve sold could fall into the hands of a psychopath…
D – A psychopath?
C – … doing something crazy? D – When somebody is carrying a gun, they have the ability to go on a shooting spree, yes. If somebody else is carrying a gun, they have the ability to stop them. But I can tell you somebody who is thinking of doing it is going to look for a target where everyone is unarmed. Let’s talk about why these shooting keep happening on school campuses. Essentially we have put them there and said you guys are fish in a barrel here and everybody knows that they are fish in a barrel. It’s like putting a big flag up on the top of your house that says “I am unarmed, you know, please come in whenever you want. Rob, rape, kill and pillage.” In an ideal world that you are protected not only for your own good but for the good of the people that are around you. Because if you can protect yourself then you can protect others. C – In Dimitri’s ideal world everybody has got guns and everybody is safe. But if you take a look at the national stats, states with the most guns per person and the loosest laws actually have the highest rates of gun related deaths. Regardless, the fact remains. If you want to get a gun and if you can’t pass a background check, you can technically make your own. And where the law stands now, no one will know about it. Which is exactly what happened in the case of John Zawahri. On June 7th 2013, John Zawahri shot and killed 5 people in the area around Santa Monica college. He used an AR-15 that he made at home using parts he bought online. Debra Fine was one of the many victims who came face to face with Zawahri on the day of the shooting. So Debra, thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us Can you tell us what happened that morning? D – I was shot on, first he shot me in the left shoulder and that threw me over to the side and then I was shot through the other shoulder and then I had a bullet go sideways in my chest and one took off about half of my right ear. Right now we’re driving to “Pico boulevard” where… he shot his father, his brother, burned up his house and then was going to shoot the 2 women when I drove between them. Then he shot me 5 times. I pulled up… … to the stop sign… … and on my left hand side… on the curb I saw a man with a kevlar vest and… he had um, a semi-automatic rifle and then he just stared into my eyes and he was only about 10 feet in front of my car then and so I just you know put on my accelerator really fast and then he started shooting and I was shot in the left arm and I was thrown over to the other side of the car. And he kept walking across and shooting. C – So this is the tree you crashed into? D – So… This feels so strange being here and it’s really… … It’s really hard, um… C – Well, take your time D – Okay. So my car crashed into that tree… …right there and I was just laying there and he got into the womans car and he had her drive out that way and towards Santa Monica college. We received information at the same time of a possible carjacking that may have been related to the shots fired call. Uh, and we also were receiving incoming calls regarding a series of random shootings possibly involving an automatic firearm of some type. The suspect headed toward the library and shot a woman on the campus just before entering the library, accosted a number of patrons inside the library and attempted to shoot at them. D – The police were able to catch him right after he got onto campus so he still killed 5 people. But he could have killed dozens more If I hadn’t been shot here… C – With technology advancing and access to guns becoming easier and easier, the future is bleak for people like Debra Fine, who think that fewer guns would mean less violence. There are highly charged opinions on every side of the gun control debate that keeps raging on in America. But the fact is, with the DIY gun loophole in place there are going to be people like Dimitri Karras, who are more than happy to sidestep the entire conversation. [Rock Music Outro]

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100 thoughts on “How to Make a Homemade Gun (Full Length)

  1. people that want to make a gun they should have the right . Screw the police they need to get another job if it bothers them

  2. How is it a bad thing that the government dont know about your guns? That just makes it harder for them to take them away which is a good thing

  3. .along guns in your home is called freedom mother fuckers, that's what this nation is about, if your scared of people with guns, get a gun and you won't be, criminals don't follow laws that's why gun control doesn't work and crime has skyrocketed in those areas, if someone knows you don't have a gun, then you are a target for them because you pose no threat, all gun laws are an infringement on our rights, and those who tread, shall be dead.

  4. So, the people who illegally sale guns to drug lords are going to follow a law that won’t allow them to make guns? Haha haha. Get out of here with that bullshit!

  5. I love guns…!!! Wished my country had as much freedom or more as in America, that's the one thing i love about American the most…

  6. AHAHAHAHAAA what a dishonest scumbag! "States with more guns have more gun-related deaths". "GUN-RELATED"?! What does that mean? because it makes a huge difference if you're talking about suicides or homicides, you prick. Sure enough, the VERY FIRST EXAMPLE of a terrible homicide he gives is in Santa Monica. You should be in jail.

  7. The BATFE issued a cease and desist letter to Ares Armor in regard to their “build parties.” These build parties empowered people to build their own firearms for personal use which is probably one of the ultimate expressions of 2nd Amendment freedom. Ares Armor is ceasing their build parties for the time being but they are currently working to reinstitute them in some other form. They really do not want this guy to continue his work.

  8. That's right guys, it's super easy to buy $10,000 of machining equipment and learn how to program and use machine language.
    Instead of just using the marketable skills you have and your money to be a valuable member to society and not rob old ladies for $200

  9. Black powder is not considered a firearm. So I made a 13” cannon. When someone comes to rob me I’m going to nail his ass with a 40# projectile propelled by 20# of ffg black powder.

  10. Soy boy had his bubble burst, sorry vice, the world is not full of lsd lollipops and good vibes. You guys have freedom and safety because some men have to make hard decisions and not live in fantasy land

  11. At 9:00 he states that where gun laws are lax, there are more gun deaths. What about Chicago? They have strict gun laws but also a lot of shootings. The framing of this entire video is biased against guns. To be balanced, it should include a sympathetic interview with someone who was saved by an armed citizen. And there are errors—the idea that home-made guns are being made and sold to criminals is probably wrong—unlikely at best. Some evidence should be provided with this claim. What the milquetoast presenter doesn't understand is that people who build their own gun (or whatever) are not doing it to save money. Low prices usually come from large-scale manufacturing operations that can buy parts at wholesale prices. Low prices come from minimizing details and making compromises between cost, function, quality, durability, etc. Custom builders are almost always doing it for education, interest, or chops. Custom guns are usually very expensive and command a higher level of status to the builder. And furthermore, if you make a gun in the USA, you definitely can't sell it. See the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA), which is enacted in the criminal code 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(21)(C). So I'd give this guy 3 out of 10 on this report—3 for effort and video production quality.

  12. Vice is full of shit . America had more guns 40 years ago and less shootings . America is the land of the free because of 2nd Amendment . Chicago has largest murder rate and also has the strictest gun laws .

  13. “I wanna live in a world where a gay married couple can defend there marijuana pot farm with firearms that are fully automatic “ best quote

  14. The States with the loosest laws have the highest death rates. That's a bunch of bull, I lived in Chicago and they have some of the strictest laws and have more deaths like California!

  15. Ha!! "States w/the loosest gun laws have the highest gun deaths"? Ever hear of Illinois?…..strictest gun laws and gun deaths (excluding suicides) similar to Afgan war zone.

  16. Claim: States with loosest gun laws have highest gun related deaths.
    Truth: The above statement is true but doesn't include the entire truth that people are actually looking for. Most gun related deaths? Sure. 40% of those are suicide and 20-30% are police officers shooting criminals. Those states have the lowest gun related CRIME rates. Check all statistics for yourself before clinging to a single truthful but omitting fact

  17. you know it dont matter if you make guns Illegal criminals are still going to get guns. all your going is taking the law abiding citizens ability to protect themselves and the assault weapons ban should not be a thing it violate amendment 2 of the constitutions and this needs to be fixed as this says the Constitution doesn't matter and rights can be taken anytime.

  18. We do not need the permission of government to keep and bear arms. When that time comes, we will remind government of who we are.

  19. Guns are here u can rent a uhaul and drive it in to a crowd the gun genie is out of the bottle i live in Massachusetts has prob the toughest gun laws i personally dont like guns and guns are not a huge issue in my state the best u can do is limit the ammo in cartridges bc they are really hard to build and even if they did it would b illeagal after 10 rounds

  20. Pure BS, "people are making these gun and selling it drug cartels " . When they.pass these laws designed to control citizens the guys that are selling it to the drug cartels are going to stop doing it, because of these laws, just a bunch of BS. "And they are making a bunch of money doing it". He said it like if he was hating because other people are making money, . People arm yourself so that you can defend yourself and others, bad guys don't go into a shooting spree to a Police department, or a military base, they go where they know people are unarmed.

  21. One would think that someone with VICE, which spends a lot of capital covering state sanctioned killing of its own citizens, would get a clue and realize that a government monopoly on force is a predicate for making such things possible.

  22. gun control advocates are like people who hold up refugees are welcome, only difference one gets shot the other gets raped .

  23. Is it illegal that I could get a 3d printed gun I don't have any felonies I could take it to Mexico to give it to the crime fighters

  24. Ever since the end of World War 2, that means the late 1940's, people have been making "custom guns" mostly Sten and M3 (Grease gun) from their basement or garage. And yes, they are military grade firearms actually used not only in WW2, but also in many other conflicts.

  25. We are allowed to buy, and manufacture all arms without a license or background check. These rights shall not be infringed.

  26. ooooooooooh nooooooooo .003% of the population is shot and killed while unarmed, we need to give the government the ability to kill millions of us at once like every other government that has taken away weapons. Oh and one lady got shot at? wow I so care now, now we should let the government kill us all.

  27. Why do I need an untraceable gun?

    Because fuck you, fuck your laws, and fuck anyone who’s retarded and intrusive enough to think they have a right to know and keep track of what I own.

  28. lol England has more people killed with knives per year, than all the mass shootings in the US but no one is making documentaries about that or asking people to stop buying knives, put things into perspective please.

  29. Your statistic the states with the most guns are the states with the most amount of gun related incidents is absolutely false. It completely disregards every other statistic and is an erroneous cherry picked statement. Anti gun activists wont even dare look at statistics where lives were saved, crime was stopped, rape, robbery, assault were prevented. If they had their way and disarmed all law abiding citizens then your next story would be, " The way of life, living with out of control murder, rape and crime" with the question " what can we do?" Of course then we can join England with increased violent crimes all with " knives" Then you can demonize that and ban knives. Then we can all have knife control starting with restrictions and registration. And we can all be required to use "sporks" You cant stop evil people with laws that restrict good people from being able to stop evil people. It never works, it never has, it never will. And the whole gun violence sensationalism has been fuel by a media that has created a form of defacto fame and twisted celebrity in the minds of every crackpot sicko out there. Who dreams of being the star of news and media programs with national headlines and footage with sensational coverage like they were covering a rock star. Hour or 2 programs with captions like Where was the shooter born? Why he did it. How many he killed. His early years. How he carried it out. Who were his friends. What his kindergarten teacher thought of him. All done in a play by play account. Etc. The only coverage or footage they should show is the person being executed for their crimes. I bet that would squash the aftermath pipe dreams of all the sicko. The more coverage like that, the greater enticement for another sick person to copy cat attack within 60 to 90 days of all the sensational Hollywood style coverage of the previous incident. Which is just what was happening in the Devils night fire and arsons of the 80s and 90s. Until law enforcement begged the media to stop it because of the copycat effect. And when the media stopped, it stopped. So let's talk about where the real inspiration for violent mass shootings comes from and where the responsibility lays. Almost all mass shooter have one thing in common. They watched endless glorified media coverage and or had hours of video news coverage and articles in their
    possession. But isn't it funny that the media see themselves as being in no way responsible or playing any role in it. So Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

  30. People can also build cars. Can you imagine what happened if someone drove into a group of bystanders? Fortunately, it never happens… wait… it does. Holy shit! We need to ban cars! Right fking now! Or, we acknowledge that people will find a way to harm other people if that is what their mental state desires, no matter what you do. They will grab a knife and attack people (and yes, a knife wielding man can wound/kill dozens of people before stopped, especially when nobody has guns on them), they will drive into the crowd, build bombs from fertilizer (ban pls.) will culture bio-weapons and release them, will steal airplanes and fly them into the ground along with the passengers (or into the buildings, doh) let's ban airplanes holy cow!!! You can try and remove all rights people have, you can exchange your freedom for state-enforced protection but people will find a way to kill you. In the Russian Federation, with strict gun laws, a guy kept killing people with a freaking hammer. He killed 60+ people and managed to remain undetected for 15 years. Ban hammers? How far are you willing to go to finally feel safe?

  31. Sure they talk about how many people have died because of the misuse of guns, but how many people lives were saved because they used to gun to save a persons life or their own? I'd say the positive out ways the negative. I'll support anti gun laws when they unarm cops, they kill people unnecessarily too.

  32. The places where these gun deaths happen have extensive background checks and restrictive laws. People arent making their own homemade guns and going on rampages. Many of the people who kill with firearms steal them. They are so full of shit. They are going after the wrong people. If men would stand up and be men again none of this shit would even exist. No one is selling ghost guns to cartels except Eric Holder. California should worry more about the homeless and HIV problem. Its kills 10 times more people than guns. This fuckin journalist is a beta male to the max. He needs to lift some weights and forgive his mother for making him take on her identity.

  33. Future shooters: Oh nice video I'm just gonna slap a like on this and put it in my playlist called, "fun kids".

  34. This is shit title and documentary. No wonder your comp is going down the toilet. Facts, buddy, don't change them.

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  36. lets be honest, you can ban guns all you like people will simply use other weapons such as KNIVES and so then what BANN all knives, I wonder how many un registered stabbings going on, I support peoples rights to own a gun, however most gun deaths are either crime, homicidal or suicidal (mostly men), but in reality what needs to happen is the same with tasers, REGISTRATION of ammo AND while yes trying to put markings on a bullet will not only be difficult but damage the bullet and gun, however say registering ammo cases much like tasers ie, serial numbers eg
    manufacture, so a ammo company will have a certain number ie 12/
    production or state number, so you can identify the state in which the bullet was made in eg /35
    month and year 2/20
    and so you can identify the make of the ammo and track it via their distributors, state or area number will determine where the bullet originally came from, each shop will or can have their own unique number, and the date to show when the bullet was mad, it solves both gun crimes , so when a shooter buys the ammo and shoots up a school and legs it, you can track down where the bullet originated from and trace it back to the owner or the original owner and if you regulate bullets, it also protects the second amendment due to the fact that they can have their guns but not the ammo

  37. I'm a conservative but this shit is nuts. Im not saying ban guns but definitely stop back yarder nutters making their own guns . Hahaha

  38. Any cops here? How many crimes have been solved by tracing the serial number to the owner?

  39. Gun laws are a joke everything you need is at Home Depot criminals don’t follow laws gun laws are to slowly chip away at gun rights

  40. Arm everyone. The right wing religious morons are already armed regardless of laws so stop fucking with thinking people's rights. We will protect you plebes.

  41. you can buy drugs online now and pay with bitcoins. Use ghostvendors,com and they would deliver the same day to you after you pay.

  42. This piece is NOTHING more than HYPE and HYSTERIA!!! the people building weapons in their backyard are NOT building them for gangs, or drug cartels, they are building them for THEMSELVES…Drug runners and cartels have people that BUILD THEIR OWN WEAPONS and gangs get theirs from stealing them in home invasions, and the black market…this is NOTHING more than another piece to create the fear to swing public opinion to their favor so they can TAKE the weapons as they KNOW people will NOT give up their weapons and you WILL have another civil war…keep BULLSHIT like this off the air and OFF youtube as there is NO truth to 90 percent of this anyway… When it is your time to go, there is NOTHING you can do about it…and many of the deaths are GANG related so if you do not want shot, chances are if you stay AWAY from the gangs you will not be…now there are the few percent of people getting caught in the crossfire, but arm EVERYONE…and watch as crime DROPS to near ZERO>

  43. “He could have killed dozens more if he didn’t shoot me” it’s probably cause the officer had a gun to protect the other people, not because you created a 15 second diversion. Not to mention it took him like 20-30 minutes just to drive to the campus right after. Leftist want both ways always. Stupid shit propaganda, it’s not even honest information.

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