Skip to comments.Feds Pull 3D-Printed Gun Design from Web
Posted on 05/09/2013 4:59:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The federal government has sent a letter to a personal defense advocate demanding he remove the 3D blueprints for a functional homemade gun from his website.
Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed, which hosts designs for 3D-printable firearms and firearm components, has complied with the government order to remove the files.
DEFCAD files are being removed from public access at the request of the US Department of Defense Trade Controls, reads the banner at the top of his website defcad.org. Until further notice, the United States government claims control of the information.
Defense Distributed's Twitter account lays blame on Secretary of State John Kerry:
Defense Distributed @DefDist
#DEFCAD has gone dark at the request of the Department of Defense Trade Controls. Take it up with the Secretary of State.
12:46 PM - 9 May 2013
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On May 6, Wilson announced the test fire of the Liberator gun....
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
WARNING: PIMPING MY BLOG!!!
Links to get the files, and lots of snark on the whole situation at:
Why would FEDGOV worry about this modest plastic gun while real, more powerful guns are still available? It can only be the printed gun represents a threat to their plans, and therefore, their plans MUST be that no-one will have real guns.
Thread got locked. Ping to post 40 above.
The recent scrapping of the 1st and 2nd Amendments to the Constitution.
That’s like pulling cigarette papers because someone might roll a blunt with them!
Quick guys, push that Genie back into the bottle. We can do it!
The plans on the website served their purpose. They are widely distributed now and will turn up from time to time on the web, on foreign sources and such.
The genie is out of the bottle and there is no stopping it now. Heres a link to the file. I scanned it after download and it came up clean. Enjoy! https://mega.co.nz/#!JplQVDDQ!Qi8kflIn8kMZl0hK96YW1h7RIc9vz2SfErzB-7qRV-0
The original site reached 100,000 downloads about 12 hours ago.
All you have to do is go to Piratebay and search for liberator under other.
I count a total 1460 live seeders up right this second pumping that file to every corner of the world!
This is setting up to be a battle royale. Unfortunately, this action on the part of the Feds will increase the price of 3D printing for a considerable time, perhaps long enough for them to control it.
Expect a printed semi-auto pistol within one year
How will this action increase the cost of 3D printing?
When it was fired for the first (and only?) time, it was fired from a distance by way of a string tied to the trigger. The young man pulling the trigger with the string said that he was an engineer.
Because the Feds can make it difficult to simply do business: audits, illegitimate raids, harrassment, striking fear, and various other tactics that drive people from a legitimate business.
Kudos to Kim Dotcom!
I agree but they haven’t directly targeted 3D printing...yet.
All these guys were doing is posting CAD files. Anyone can do this anonymously and host the files in some other country.