Not just machine shop, anywhere in DMS.
The whole list of ‘banned’ material and activities is scattered all over the wiki and source. I wish that these rules were not considered in effect until posted on Source in a coherent fashion as a list of rules and not just in Board/Committee meeting minutes.
The policy was updated in the Board Meeting
It’s item 6.2 I wish it was actually updated somewhere on Source. It’s subtly different from what’s on the Wiki.
Dallas Makerspace Firearms Policy
All work on firearms, as defined by the Dallas Makerspace (DMS) in section 1 below, is strictly prohibited unless specifically exempted in section 2.
“Firearm” within this policy is deliberately far broader than most legal definitions
“Work” or “Working” on a firearm means creating, modifying, or assembling section 1 item(s) together with other section 1 item(s) or section 2 item(s)
Violation of this policy may lead to expulsion from DMS and/or filing a criminal complaint with the relevant authorities.
Section 1: Work on the following items is explicitly and strictly prohibited:
Firearm: a device that expels a projectile or projectiles by means of a deflagrating propellant (i.e. the deflagration or detonation of gunpowder or other similar propellant). This includes not only the BATFE definition of a firearm - its receiver - but also firearm-specific components that attach to a firearm (unless specifically exempted in section 2) including but not limited to barrels, cylinders, magazines, charging handles, safeties, buffers, actions, barrel bushings, linkages, extractors, firing pins, trunions, recoil springs, gas blocks.
Replicas: Meant to closely resemble a firearm while lacking the ability to expel a projectile or projectiles
Suppressors or Silencers: Reduce the sonic concussion of expelling a projectile or projectiles
Reloading: All activities associated with the production of ammunition, including but not limited to processing primers, gunpowder/propellant, cases, and projectiles
Work on the following firearm-related items are exempted, subject to conditions:
Devices that expel a projectile or projectiles by non-deflagrating propellant means: Examples include springs, compressed air/gas, electronic, mechanical action. Not exempted are components interchangeable with firearms as defined in the previous section.
Slings: Slings and sling attachments opposite point of attachment to the firearm
Fasteners and commodity hardware: Standard components used on firearms not specific to firearms
Sights: Scopes, sights, lasers, flashlights, etc not integral to the firearm
Bipods: And other firearm supports if removable without tools
Stocks and grips: May be made, refined, or modified at DMS
Props: Non-firearm devices that do not closely resemble actual firearms such as sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk creations. Must not include devices from section 1.
Checking the fit of exempted items (i.e. stock, sling, sights, etc) from section 2 to a firearm in section 1 at DMS is prohibited. Section 2 items may be separated from Section 1 items at DMS, however they are not to be attached at DMS.