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Feds Pull 3D-Printed Gun Design from Web
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 9, 2013 | Mary Chastain

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

198 Retweets 13 favorites

On May 6, Wilson announced the test fire of the Liberator gun....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 3dp; 3dprinters; 3dprinting; banglist; guncontrol; johnkerry; obama; schumer; secondamendment; texas
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The genie is out of the bottle and there is no stopping it now. Here’s a link to the file. I scanned it after download and it came up clean. Enjoy! https://mega.co.nz/#!JplQVDDQ!Qi8kflIn8kMZl0hK96YW1h7RIc9vz2SfErzB-7qRV-0


51 posted on 05/09/2013 5:56:17 PM PDT by Kolb (Compone Accomoda Supera)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too late.

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!


52 posted on 05/09/2013 5:58:22 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


53 posted on 05/09/2013 5:58:37 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
GOOD. More people will get pissed off at the feds and work on the design.

Expect a printed semi-auto pistol within one year

54 posted on 05/09/2013 6:00:25 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: GraceG
the feds would pull plans for making a pointed stick off the internet if they thought they could get away with it...

...or loganberries.

55 posted on 05/09/2013 6:00:56 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Kevmo

How will this action increase the cost of 3D printing?


56 posted on 05/09/2013 6:02:01 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


57 posted on 05/09/2013 6:02:30 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: varyouga

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.


58 posted on 05/09/2013 6:03:56 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Kolb

Kudos to Kim Dotcom!


59 posted on 05/09/2013 6:04:51 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Kevmo

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.


60 posted on 05/09/2013 6:07:14 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: OneWingedShark

Oh yes, got it on two torrent sites.


61 posted on 05/09/2013 6:08:12 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: varyouga

I agree but they haven’t directly targeted 3D printing...yet.
***Well, they sure as hell seem to be in process on that target. Did you read the article?


62 posted on 05/09/2013 6:09:28 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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63 posted on 05/09/2013 6:11:09 PM PDT by kitchen (Make plans and prepare. You'll never have trouble if you're ready for it. - TR)
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To: BreezyDog

Ping me if you get the link. I want to upload the file(s) to my website.


64 posted on 05/09/2013 6:20:33 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Utterly predictable contravention of The Constitution.


65 posted on 05/09/2013 6:21:32 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Cultures succumb not to ideas, but to superior cultures. Invoke the "Super Culture." Matt. 9:38)
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To: Kevmo

I did. So far no calls for regulating 3D printing itself. Only calls for outlawing printed guns.

Once they outlaw the guns I think they will follow the music/movie piracy scheme: Pick people at random who download the files and have records of actually owning 3D printers. Then raid them to make a very public example


66 posted on 05/09/2013 6:21:47 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: JRandomFreeper
I've still got a t-shirt. I wear it to get my DL pic taken.

I think the best one was the fellow who had RSA in 3 lines of Perl tattooed on his arm.

67 posted on 05/09/2013 6:22:01 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yeah, this will work. There are 90 million gun owners in this country. How many computer owners are there? You think maybe 10% might look askance at Big Sister throwing her weight around like this? 25%? 50%? More?

I've said a number of times that before all this is over we're going to be sharing fighting holes with some rather odd allies. Freedom is like that.

68 posted on 05/09/2013 6:24:44 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: varyouga

I hope what you say is true. I hope their resources are limited.

But the obvious constitutional affront goes unaddressed. This is a combination of 1st amendment and 2nd amendment rights.


69 posted on 05/09/2013 6:25:39 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So maybe Congress will soon see a bill for requiring permits for prospective 3D printer buyers.


70 posted on 05/09/2013 6:27:00 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: cripplecreek

it’s on Pirate Bay, as usual. LOL.

And Freepers frown at the use of bit torrent...


71 posted on 05/09/2013 6:27:37 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If anyone downloads via bittorrent...it’s ALL available on PirateBay, all 6 versions of the DEFCAD process, including the Liberator. F Nuttlylitano..


72 posted on 05/09/2013 6:29:18 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: JRandomFreeper
Don't the feds know that you can purchase plans of everything from cannons to gatling guns to 'grease guns' legally via the internet?

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

73 posted on 05/09/2013 6:29:37 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (Only you can choose to give up your rights.)
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To: zeugma
I don't do tats for religious reasons, but if I did, that would be one that I would have on one ass cheek.

/johnny

74 posted on 05/09/2013 6:30:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: varyouga

So far no calls for regulating 3D printing itself. Only calls for outlawing printed guns.
***Calling for the outlawing of the OUTPUT of a 3D printer is the same as calling for the outlawing of the device itself.


75 posted on 05/09/2013 6:36:54 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Dead Corpse

“I think I was #37488...

I’ve already passed on copies as well.”

Heck, it;s already on the torrent sites hehe, just make sure to use a different IP address.


76 posted on 05/09/2013 6:39:27 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: BenLurkin

Authority?

A great Communist said “power flows from the barrel of a gun.”
So they use theirs to take his.


77 posted on 05/09/2013 6:47:15 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: familyop
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.

It was also fired hand held as seen in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=drPz6n6UXQY

78 posted on 05/09/2013 6:53:37 PM PDT by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here we go guys.


79 posted on 05/09/2013 6:54:22 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: Kevmo
Well, homemade machine guns were outlawed but there are no regulations on mills and lathes.

You can put together a decent shop for about the same cost as this guy's fancy printer and make practically any gun you want. The only reason few people do is because factory guns are still relatively easy to get. Even with no shop experience, you can learn enough in about a month.

More than anything, I suspect this little plastic gun caused a stir because of dictators and slave owners around the world worried about their subjects getting one. Just like the original "liberator" it is only good for assassinations and sneak attacks. They probably frantically called Obama to “fix it”. This is why it cites “defense trade controls”.

80 posted on 05/09/2013 6:58:05 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: JRandomFreeper
I don't do tats for religious reasons, but if I did, that would be one that I would have on one ass cheek.

Just so you could say ...

My ass is a lethal weapon!

81 posted on 05/09/2013 7:09:10 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: zeugma
Technically, after refried beans....

/johnny

82 posted on 05/09/2013 7:10:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: varyouga

I think Obama is afraid history will repeat itself such as Lincoln and Booth at the theater, and we all know how much Obama thinks he is a reincarnated Lincoln.

So its just a shot in the dark so to speak that Obama fears an assassin using a printed gun against him, and so he just hits the panic button, plus he needs a diversion from Bengazi.


83 posted on 05/09/2013 7:10:23 PM PDT by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors.)
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To: BenLurkin

Intimidation.

I’d have told them “FU!” You have no such jurisdiction!

There is no particular law being violated.
Assertions to the contrary are FRAUDULENT!

The product is LEGAL!
The information is widely available.

We need a few of the 60,000 who have already download it, to take turns posting it.


84 posted on 05/09/2013 7:12:07 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cat, bag - out, n Each.

Boo hoo for you Fedtards.


85 posted on 05/09/2013 7:12:54 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So, no longer content to attack the second amendment they have now attacked the first amendment.

Note to the citizenry: Due to sequestration elements of the first ID will be quartered in your spare bedroom.

86 posted on 05/09/2013 7:13:07 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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To: Jed Eckert

Thanks.


87 posted on 05/09/2013 7:17:33 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

Hope they like generic beans and franks, unless they’re bringing their own rations.


88 posted on 05/09/2013 7:20:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF
I'll just cook them up a nice peach cobbler.

NEVER piss off the cook.

/johnny

89 posted on 05/09/2013 7:23:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Jed Eckert

Thanks for the link to the video. Without sound relevant to the video, it was hard to tell whether he really fired it. It was an artistic music video, though.


90 posted on 05/09/2013 7:25:10 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: varyouga
Well, homemade machine guns were outlawed but there are no regulations on mills and lathes.

Not yet. Now how can I hide my metalwork machines? 3D printers don't weigh many hundreds of pounds and are easier to hide.

91 posted on 05/09/2013 7:29:09 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: BreezyDog

I downloaded it from the pirate bay. Here’s the link:

http://thepiratebay.sx/torrent/8449468/Liberator_-_First_3D_Printable_Gun

Of course, you’ll first need to install a P2P bit torrent program to handle the torrent file. I would recommend µTorrent or Vuze, but they’ve become quite cumbersome and laden with advertisements, lately. So, if you don’t already have a bit torrent downloader, you might give Tixati a try:

http://www.tixati.com/

Cheers!


92 posted on 05/09/2013 7:32:28 PM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Interesting. Posted a reply to http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3017652/posts

But it landed his thread. Not sure why.

I know I'm a lousy typist but can't help but wonder where this post will land...

93 posted on 05/09/2013 7:34:12 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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To: zeugma

See comment #92.

Cheers!


94 posted on 05/09/2013 7:35:00 PM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: roadcat
They want to move my lathe? They are welcome to it. I darn near needed surgury the last time I moved it. I broke an engine hoist trying to get it into place. And it's seriously bolted down to an 8" concrete slab.

/johnny

95 posted on 05/09/2013 7:35:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: max americana

Todays Day by Day cartoon has the link to the Piratebay torrent.

I’m on my iPad or I’d copy the link...


96 posted on 05/09/2013 7:35:52 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: servo1969

8700 right now, this is going to come off the internet about the same time the wikileak files will and that will be the day the sun explodes. Some people never learn.


97 posted on 05/09/2013 7:38:30 PM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


98 posted on 05/09/2013 7:40:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

> ...first day saw 50,000 downloads of the plans.

It’s probably a thousand times that number by now just from folks sharing the file around the world.


99 posted on 05/09/2013 7:40:59 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Cat. Now, out of bag.

What hubris they have, thinking that only Americans would have the knowledge and/or technological prowess to create such...marvels.


100 posted on 05/09/2013 7:43:48 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is v?ery late in the day.")
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