Skip to comments.This Is The World's First Entirely 3D-Printed Gun (Photos)
Posted on 05/03/2013 12:17:28 PM PDT by null and void
The 3D-printed gun that Cody Wilson calls the "Liberator."
Eight months ago, Cody Wilson set out to create the worlds first entirely 3D-printable handgun.
Now he has.
Early next week [the] founder of the non-profit group Defense Distributed, plans to release the 3D-printable CAD files for a gun he calls the Liberator,
All sixteen pieces of the Liberator prototype were printed in ABS plastic, [except] a single nail thats used as a firing pin. The gun is designed to fire standard handgun rounds, using interchangeable barrels for different calibers of ammunition.
Technically, Defense Distributeds gun has one other non-printed component: the group added a six ounce chunk of steel into the body to make it detectable by metal detectors in order to comply with the Undetectable Firearms Act. In March, the group also obtained a federal firearms license, making it a legal gun manufacturer.
Since it was founded last August, Wilsons group has sought to make as many components of a gun as possible into printable blueprints and to host those controversial files online, thwarting gun laws and blurring the lines between the regulation of firearms and information censorship.
Stay tuned for more. In the mean time, heres another photo of Defense Distributeds prototype.
Congressman Steve Israel issued a press release Friday responding to this story: Security checkpoints, background checks, and gun regulations will do little good if criminals can print plastic firearms at home and bring those firearms through metal detectors with no one the wiser, his statement reads. When I started talking about the issue of plastic firearms months ago, I was told the idea of a plastic gun is science-fiction. Now that this technology is proven, we need to act now to extend the ban [on] plastic firearms.
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Obvious solution is to ban 3-D laser printers..
Hmm, maybe I will make one out of LEGO bricks, LOL
Now if he could just print ammo...
I just wish they could print .22 Long rifle rounds!
That will be next.
Well that won’t hold back the federales.
Well you could do that or just enforce nudity in all public locations.
The boston bombing could never have happened if everyone was forced to go nude and all containers including backpacks were rummaged through for valuables by TSA agents.
Hmmmmm, looks like they're going to search the place. Let me just push this button ... OK. Nothing to find on the premises now.
There was a scenario outlined on some show where a gun dissolved in water. The perp dropped it in the fish tank after the crime.
only 2 minutes - pass it on after viewing. it is going viral ...
I've battered my parts over the decades, but still got all of them!
How long before somebody gets through airport security with one? ...and uses it?
I’m sure the solution will be to just ban all of them ;)
And now we have the justification required for TSA in bus stations, train stations, subway stations, along with billions in new high tech xray scanners to detect these plastic guns. Oh, and of course, almost every public access to political events curtailed, as there would be no way to assure security.
That’ll be the government’s take on it, rather than simply: The people have debated the 2nd Amendment, and the 2nd won.
It might be more effective just to throw the Legos at the person.
Now they can do it all I can say is intelligence will (once again) enhance stupidity.
Or make them walk barefoot through a carpeted room with little Lego mines lurking everywhere - says the father of a five-year-old.