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3D gunsmith gets licence to print and deal in arms (Texas)
The Metro ^ | March 17, 2013 | Tariq Tahir

Posted on 03/18/2013 5:56:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The 3D printer-made guns still require conventional ammunition.

Gunsmith Cody Wilson has been granted America’s first licence to make firearms using a 3D printer.

The Texas law student will be allowed to produce and sell weapons built to order using the burgeoning technology.

‘The big thing it allows me to do is that it makes me manufacture under the law – everything that manufacturers are allowed to do,’ said the 25-year-old founder of Defense Distributed.

‘I can sell some of the pieces that we’ve been making. I can do firearms transactions and transport.’

Mr Wilson has made several prototypes, including an AR-15 semi-automatic, the Ars Technica website reported.

Cody Wilson was described by Wired magazine last year as one of the 15 most dangerous people in the world.

Applications to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms can take 60 days, but his licence took six months.......

(Excerpt) Read more at metro.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 3dprinters; banglist; gunmakers; texas

1 posted on 03/18/2013 5:56:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; AD from SpringBay; al_c; AnalogReigns; archy; bmwcyle; Boogieman; bigbob; ...

3-D Printer Ping list!


2 posted on 03/18/2013 6:00:19 PM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sweet.


3 posted on 03/18/2013 6:27:00 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...described by Wired magazine last year as one of the 15 most dangerous people in the world

Probably the most interesting accolade I've read all year.
4 posted on 03/18/2013 6:41:33 PM PDT by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust and to dust thou shalt return.)
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To: posterchild

Wish they’d call me that.


5 posted on 03/18/2013 6:43:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The 3D printer-made guns still require conventional ammunition."

Hmmm. I don't know anything about 3D printers, but ammunition components would seem to be projects for those: bullets, maybe cases?


6 posted on 03/18/2013 6:43:35 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://defensedistributed.com/


7 posted on 03/18/2013 6:47:10 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

Sets a (bad?) Precedent. These printers/plans will end up being treated as if they are evil guns i.e. background checks, waiting periods, registration etc etc. Mark (or print lol) my words. I wont go into scenarios but imagine...


8 posted on 03/18/2013 7:08:28 PM PDT by CygnusXI (Im back!)
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To: CygnusXI; 2ndDivisionVet; Tainan
Yes. Have a look at this, also regarding Defense Distributed.

3-D Printer Company Seizes Machine From Desktop Gunsmith
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/10/3d-gun-blocked/


9 posted on 03/18/2013 7:27:20 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: CygnusXI; 2ndDivisionVet; Tainan
MakerBot pulls 3D gun-parts blueprints after Sandy Hook
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20797207

Defense Distributed’s ‘Wiki Weapon’: U.S. Congressman Steve Israel Offers First Legislative Challenge
http://www.ibtimes.com/defense-distributeds-wiki-weapon-us-congressman-steve-israel-offers-first-legislative-challenge#


10 posted on 03/18/2013 7:31:45 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop; All

And he opened the door for what reason to the non-law enforcement types???

And if he didn’t have the #D printer after that visit, why does the ATF have to drop by for a visit???

Again, “you keep a knockin’ but you cain’t come innnnn!!!”

Without a SPECIFIC warrant (based upon probably cause, and signed by a judge) they can go pound sand...Any judge that signs a warrant without the evidence to support probably cause is opening a big can of bill of rights violations...

And you are not required to allow access by investigators till you review the warrant and its specifics...I would make sure if yiu know some heat is coming your way, you have a lawyer on speed-dial ready to give you a helping hand if somkething like this is likely to happen to you...

Just my opinion...


11 posted on 03/18/2013 8:02:28 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Cody Wilson was described by Wired magazine last year as one of the 15 most dangerous people in the world."

Sure he's dangerous. To Socialists, Communists, and other wanna-be slave masters.

12 posted on 03/18/2013 8:18:36 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: familyop

A one use, one rd gun?


13 posted on 03/18/2013 8:34:47 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: sockmonkey

A one use, one rd gun?

No not at all a recent video posted on YouTube show 600 rounds being fired thru one.

Watch Video at this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZRUpmMIQy8


14 posted on 03/18/2013 9:03:53 PM PDT by cquiggy
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To: cquiggy
a recent video posted on YouTube show 600 rounds being fired thru one.

Thanks, I was just going by what I read at http://defensedistributed.com/proofgun-2/

These guns will be almost completely plastic, so melting and failing in your hand will be a concern. Only after a battery of testing the best designs to failure will we find the way to rate a WikiWep as safe for one use.

15 posted on 03/18/2013 9:25:40 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: sockmonkey

It will become more and more difficult to acquire ammunition to shoot in ANY weapon if the libturds keep getting their way. Want some ammo today, go out and try finding some at a reasonable cost. (Never mind going to Walmart, it isn’t gonna happen there).

The next major push will indeed be to BAN AMMUNITION because the 2nd Ammendment does NOT say anything about that.
(Which will be clearly defined by the liberal “SC”.


16 posted on 03/19/2013 4:29:06 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: SeaDragon; TheGrimReaper

Ping


17 posted on 03/19/2013 4:39:12 AM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: Progov

Liberals will not be in Power forever. Once Obama falls, all will change. This is America after all. People are getting tired of O-man and the fickle people will turn to someone else. O-man has failed—all they need is the right Conservative—he (or she) will come forward.


18 posted on 03/19/2013 6:08:07 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
granted America’s first licence to make firearms using a 3D printer

Who has the power to require a license to manufacture firearms?

19 posted on 03/19/2013 8:32:40 AM PDT by MosesKnows
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To: MosesKnows

Are you kidding? You have to have government permission to be a farmer, security guard, loan officer, hairdresser, etc.


20 posted on 03/19/2013 10:23:26 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
have to have government permission

I didn't ask who required it. I asked who has the power to require it.

What words in the Constitution empowered the Federal government to require a license to manufacture anything?

21 posted on 03/19/2013 1:17:22 PM PDT by MosesKnows
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To: posterchild

I would say the arrogant narcissistic jug eared turd in the white house and every single democrat in Kongress are more dangerous than this guy.


22 posted on 03/19/2013 1:29:49 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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