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 ...
Oh yes, got it on two torrent sites.
I agree but they havent directly targeted 3D printing...yet.
***Well, they sure as hell seem to be in process on that target. Did you read the article?
Ping me if you get the link. I want to upload the file(s) to my website.
Utterly predictable contravention of The Constitution.
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
I think the best one was the fellow who had RSA in 3 lines of Perl tattooed on his arm.
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.
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.
So maybe Congress will soon see a bill for requiring permits for prospective 3D printer buyers.
it’s on Pirate Bay, as usual. LOL.
And Freepers frown at the use of bit torrent...
If anyone downloads via bittorrent...it’s ALL available on PirateBay, all 6 versions of the DEFCAD process, including the Liberator. F Nuttlylitano..
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.
“I think I was #37488...
Ive already passed on copies as well.”
Heck, it;s already on the torrent sites hehe, just make sure to use a different IP address.
A great Communist said “power flows from the barrel of a gun.”
So they use theirs to take his.
It was also fired hand held as seen in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=drPz6n6UXQY
Here we go guys.
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”.