Skip to comments.State Department Orders Firm To Remove 3D-Printed Guns Web Blueprints
Posted on 05/10/2013 4:29:22 AM PDT by Biggirl
The US government has blocked a Texas-based company from distributing details online of how to make a plastic gun using a 3-D printer.
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
The feline has disassociated with the sack.
I still see directions for a sling shot on the web. Hell...one of them killed a giant!!
Making tiny digital files illegal? Bet a virus will be spreading said file to users all over the globe within a few months.
Meanwhile you can still make a functional firearm in your garage with simple tools.
Dear gun grabbers,
Good luck putting that cat back in the bag. You’ll need more than luck. But what decent government would worry about ordinary citizens being armed? [Ha ha!]
- A Decent American
Don't suppose the d-bags at State have ever heard of the Streisand effect.
Doubt it. The horse is out of the barn.
You got it. The cat is out of the bag.
Once it’s on the Internet it can’t be stopped. They could ban 3D printers but the cat’s already out of the bag.
Nobody asking ‘by what authority’? 1st Amendment Rights, HELLO?!
Good thing torrents don’t worry too much about over-reaching, Unconstitutional Federal edicts.
What’s next, outlawing the hacker-space who can cobble together a 3-D printer from scrap parts (I buy the better quality myself :P)?
Me too w/ a torrent on a related thread. The 'Liberator' itself is just a couple megs and the zip file has an interesting 'read me' w/ the latest tweek of a couple days ago to comply w/ the 'undetectable' law:
|...How to legally assemble the DD Liberator:
-Print (ONLY) the frame sideways (the shortest dimension is the Z axis). USC18 922(p)(2)(A)*: "For the purposes of this subsection (The Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988) - the term 'firearm' does not include the frame or receiver of any such weapon;"
Thus, you can legally print ONLY the frame entirely in plastic, even without 3.7 ounces of steel.
-Once the frame is finished, epoxy a 1.19x1.19x0.99" block of steel in the 1.2x1.2x1.0" hole in front of the trigger guard. Add the bottom cover over the metal if you don't want it to show.
-Once the epoxy has tried, the steel is no longer removable, and is an integral part of the frame. Now your gun has ~6 ounces of steel and is thus considered a 'detectable' firearm. So now you can print all the other parts....
Where do they get the authority to ‘order’ someone around?
I felt so bad for having downloaded it, I surrendered my copy to the DHS... just emailed the file to them as an attachment.
Wait a minute... there’s still a copy on my computer. Now what? Guess I should send this copy too. But then there’d be 3 copies. I’m in a quandary.
It’s, it’s growing...
There’s enough copies out there that they can be put on disk and distributed all over the place in hard copy.Would be cool to see it in my library. The Anarchist’s Cookbook is still out there so what’s the problem?
3D printers cost what, about $1500 and up?
So the Feds are freaking that someone might spend $1500 to acquire a crappy one-shot .22 pistol?
Meanwhile, its perfectly legal to make your own AR-15 lower, purchase the rest through the mail (well, in the free states). Or one could spend an afternoon making a double barrel 12ga zip gun with an electric drill and $30 of material from the hardware store. I think publishing the design for the latter would be a lot more scarey than a 3D pop gun.
That’s what I thought: US State Dept doesn’t know beans about how our gov’t is supposed to run or maybe it doesn’t matter in a dictatorship? What difference does it make?