Skip to comments.BREAKING: US Government Takes Over 3D Gun Manufacturer
Posted on 05/09/2013 7:14:18 PM PDT by NewJerseyJoe
The revolutionary concept of 3-D printed firearms has been building momentum for months now. Online observers, innovators, investors and the generally curious celebrated as the first completely 3-D printed handgun became a reality. Since the blueprint for The Liberator hit the web, the file was downloaded thousands of times in just a few days.
Today, the government shut it down.
Cody Wilson, the 3-D gunsmith, law student, and founder of the non-profit innovation outlet, Defense Distributed, broke the bad news in a tweet to his followers.
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Oh no, there goes the plans to upload the 3D laser condoms and beer can opener.
Kabuki Theater. They cannot stop it. Cat’s out of the bag, and all the government can do is pretend that they are making an effort.
Feds Pull 3D-Printed Gun Design from Web
The Government knows best ,welcome to the USSA
I learned to make a gun when I was about 6 years old from watching my uncle do it while playing with fireworks.
Unbelievably clueless they are. The entire manufacturing world is about to be transformed by 3D printing, and they act as if they can squelch it by stomping out one little fire. Any clever high school student could design and print a gun.
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” They cannot stop it.”
Unless you already have a 3D printer, they can restrict you from getting one, and can require you to be inspected so you don’t make illegal things if they allow you to apply for a permit to get one.
Soon, Congress might be debating as to whether potential 3D printer buyers need permits like explosives permits. Might see some skyrocketing prices on those things, too.
Staples will be selling 3D Printers for around $ 1200.00
They might be able to hinder geting the printed plastic guns but they’re several hundred years too late to stop people from making them the old fashioned way.
In fact, with modern material and a little common sense, home made guns are probably safer than the expert manufactured guns of the early days.
Can’t have people exercising their rights all over the place!
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Posted on 05/09/2013 7:07:02 PM PDT by ReformationFan
Did they pass a law to allow the Feds this power or is Comrade Tut just stealing property?
The media circus about dangerous, evil, guns is just Libtardism for profit. Yes, I know their profits are down, but Libtards will be libtards.
MediaTards are unaware the military considers guns are for killing retail. Wholesale killing is done with explosives. Ask any Bostonian.
What Libtards can’t accept is the reality of explosives being easy to acquire or make. Even a common propane tank can be a bomb.
A friend, who taught such things to Army Rangers mentioned that government could not prevent bombs, as one can be made with a can of flour and a M-80 firecracker. He mentioned that a one pound can with flour MUST not be used with a firecracker fuse, as one could not light it and run fast enough to escape the lethal radius.
The real danger to America is Islam, which is not really a religion, but a “War Plan”.
But, with a Muslim in the White Mosque, it should come as no surprise that Islam/Muslims get a lip stick application and guns/gun owners are being attacked.
Gubment would be well advised to hope they are merely occasionally shot at(the historic American way), sometimes even hit. Were explosives the American favored weapon, the trough feeders would really have something to be worried about.
“Staples will be selling 3D Printers for around $ 1200.00”
If the government becomes frightened of 3D printers, they will restrict access or ownership. Or they will restrict the type of raw stock needed to make certain things.
I suspect guns are not the real issue, it’s putting the means of production into our hands.
Scientific American had plans for one back in the 70’s, in Amateur Scientist.
“several hundred years too late to stop people from making them the old fashioned way.”
Yup, with CNC machines in high school shops the sky’s the limit. If the kids can get quality steel and have 15 minutes unwatched, they can buzz out a revolver.
If anybody wants the CAD file, private-mail me your Email and I’ll send it.
The zipped file I’m “aware of” is about 2.02 MB
I’ll include a free photo of Anthony Weiner, plus a montage of Obama and Larry Sinclair performing an islamic ritual.
Lots of dup threads out now. Someone else mentioned on another, what makes the U.S. gov think only Americans are doing these things? Cat is out of the bag. Others around the world will make 3D printers, as well as improved designs of downloadable guns. And then they'll slip over the border into the U.S. After all, Obama ain't stopping traffic over the border. He's sending metal guns into Mexico, and plastic guns will come from Mexico.
The designs are already open source. You can build your own, especially if you already own one to print the parts with.
Maybe they shouldn’t have named it the Liberator..
This is fundamentally unAmerican, and too late to stop the spread of the files, thankfully.
Not to worry — my 3D printable kill-drone with HARM missile plans should be going up any day now.
Good post, and regarding sigs, you are more wordy than I.
Comrade Carter passed an EO implementing International firearms regulations. Oddly, I don’t think it is a treaty. I wonder if the lawyer in charge will fight this.
Saw the design. It is basically a single shot handgun. One can easily replace the plastic barrel with a metal substitute to make the barrel last beyond 10 shots. Luty of Britain actually sold a book on how to make a 9mm smoothbore barrel machinegun that uses a single stack magazine with store brought parts/tubing and tools.
It's underground now, idiots.
Most people who are interested will build their own.
Just about any CNC platform can be converted to a 3d printer.
The designs for print heads and entire machines are many, with completed parts available on ebay for quite some time now.
They might convert a CNC to the type of 3D printer that squirts out a stream of plastic, but the ones that make high-strength parts by sintering plastic powder with a laser are a different technology.
Got to 95% of downloading from that mirror and it was pulled.
They’re going after it everywhere.
You knew it was bound to happen.
Trying to throw their weight around..yet again.
Sure. Just like they can stop a person from making a lathe or any other tool. You need to wise up.
e-samizdat will fulfill my dream of a Barrett. 50 cal.
Oh, and a Jessica Biehl. A gun and a hon. USA!USA!USA!
What was the movie where some guy made a gun of wood to take out a politician?
Held it under the table and assembled it there too.
When will be become a crime to know things? It happens regularly — the French killed everyone who knew anything a couple hundred years ago. The Khmer Rouge killed everyone who knew anything few decades ago. I guess it’s coming here soon.
It's been on PirateBay for days now, humming around the planet as a torrent file.
The AR-15 receiver and magazine files are circulating via BitTorrent, too.
“In the Line of Fire” with Clint Eastwood and John Malkovich.
Malkovich made the gun out of plastic and was able to sneak the bullets in inside a rabbit’s foot keychain.
Amazingly the download link for the liberator is still active in the google cached version of the website. Just do a google search for defcad org liberator and select the cached page and download the file.
From a post earlier.