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  • Arrest Warrant for Cody Wilson on Money for Sex with 16-year-old

    09/23/2018 5:50:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 82 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Cody Wilson, the public voice and face of Defense Distributed, is in serious legal trouble.Cody Wilson has a warrant for his arrest, signed by a judge in Texas. Wilson is said to be in Taiwan, and may stay there depending on the outcome. The warrant is based on credible evidence that Cody Wilson paid for sex with a 16-year-old woman. It is unknown if Wilson has been legally served. It seems unlikely. Cody Wilson has been a thorn in the side of those who want a disarmed population for the last six years.  His exploits with 3D printed guns...
  • Taiwan Police Searching for 3-D Printed Gun Pioneer Cody Wilson

    09/20/2018 7:13:08 PM PDT · by PFW · 12 replies
    After coming under accusations of having sex with a minor, it appears that Cody Wilson, the man behind the 3-D Printable firearms company Defense Distributed, is somewhere in Taiwan being pursued by local police. According to reporting by Chinese-language media outlet United Daily News, Wilson has skipped his flight home to the U.S. and has attempted to rent an apartment in Taiwan. He appears to have initially passed himself off as an American student living in the city but has since been turned away by a prospected landlord who recognized him and called the authorities. United Daily News reports that...
  • Cody Wilson, gun entrepreneur accused of sex with minor, left US for Taiwan, officials say

    09/20/2018 6:42:54 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 19, 2018 | Samual Chamberlain
    Cody Wilson, the owner of a company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns who is wanted on an arrest warrant accusing him of sex with an underage girl, has left the U.S. and was last known to be in Taiwan, investigators in Texas said Wednesday.Austin Police Cmdr. Troy Officer told reporters that the department was working with national and international law enforcement to locate Wilson, whom Officer said missed a scheduled return flight to the U.S.Officer said it was unclear why Wilson went to Taiwan, but he added that a friend of the 16-year-old alleged victim told Wilson that he was...
  • News Summary At This Hour-Thursday 9/20/2018

    09/20/2018 5:17:51 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/20/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Donald Trump is taking his "Make America Great Again" mid-term election tour to Las Vegas today. The President is banking on his own personal popularity and persona to boost Republican candidates, even ones backed by those known for opposing his immigration policies like the "Cheap Labor Express" US Chamber of Commerce. In Nevada's race for governor there's a third force present with the candidacy of Ryan Bundy...... President Trump says: "I don't have an Attorney General".... An Israeli delegation is in Russia led by its air force chief to explain Israel's side of the Monday night incident in Syria...
  • Austin man behind 3D-printed gun company charged with child sex assault

    09/19/2018 9:00:42 AM PDT · by Wayne07 · 43 replies
    KVUE ^ | Shawna Reding
    AUSTIN — Cody Wilson, the Austin man who owns controversial 3D-printed gun company Defense Distributed, has been accused of sexually assaulting a child, an affidavit obtained by KVUE reveals. During a forensic interview with the Center with Child Protection on Aug. 27, the victim told counselors she met Wilson through the website, Court documents show Wilson used the profile, "Sanjuro," and told the victim that he was a "big deal." During the conversation, he also identified himself as "Cody Wilson." Police said the two exchanged cell phone numbers and continued their conversations using the Apple iMessage service on her...
  • Court Orders no Posting on Internet; Cody Wilson Sells Gun Code for Donations

    09/12/2018 5:38:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 August | Dean Weingarten
    A Seattle court prevented Cody Wilson from publishing 3D files on the Internet for free. Wilson obeys. Now he sells the 3D files in thumb drives instead. Cody Wilson, while complying with a court order requiring the State Department to retreat from a First Amendment legal settlement, has taken another route showing the irrationality of the court decision.Here is a brief history of this interesting, if silly, attempt to stop the flow of information. In 2013, Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed showed the technical potential of using 3D printers to make a simple, plastic, one shot pistol. They called...
  • YouTube Bans Cody Wilson Press Conference and Fundraising Videos

    09/07/2018 6:53:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 7, 2018 5:00 am | Stephen Gutowski
    'It’s self-evidently an attempt at controlling our culture and people’s discovery of it' Cody Wilson said that video-sharing giant YouTube removed video of his recent press conference announcing the sale of gun blueprints and a fundraiser for his ongoing legal fight over the publication of the same blueprints. "YouTube removed my fundraising video and my press conference," Wilson told the Washington Free Beacon. "They're saying it's ‘promotion of the sale of firearms.' They removed every video I've ever made on ghost gunner and Defcad. Press conference, attended by the NYT and AP is still gone." An email from YouTube to...
  • District Judge Issues Decision on 3D Guns, Ignores Executive Power & First Amendment

    09/01/2018 3:57:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Judge Robert S. Lasnik, United States District Judge of the Western District of Washington, at Seattle, issued a permanent injunction against the Trump Administration State Department. The injunction is to prevent the State Department from implementing a court settlement with Defense Distributed, allowing them to exercise their First Amendment rights. The permanent injunction was issued on the 27th of August, 2018, in Seattle, Washington State.  The temporary restraining order had been issued on 31 July.   Judge Lasnik has taken the power of deciding what may or may not be lawful, based on the principle of potential harm. Potential, or irreparable...
  • Federal judge grants preliminary injunction in 3D-printed gun case

    08/27/2018 10:24:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    A federal judge on Monday granted a preliminary injunction to a coalition of states seeking to block a Texas-based company from posting online blueprints for how to make 3D-printed guns. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik followed an initial temporary restraining order he granted in late July that blocked the federal government from implementing terms of a settlement the company, Defense Distributed, struck with the State Department earlier this year that would have allowed founder Cody Wilson to start posting the files again. The ruling Monday means the blockade will continue while the judge considers the broader...
  • Vanity - Cody Wilson printed gun parts war with US Govt.

    06/10/2015 6:55:02 PM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 5 replies
    We have a lot of ground to cover, Ghost Gunners. Since our last update we have shipped our initial run of 200 machines, and are now shipping about 10 a day to complete those 300 orders originally scheduled for fulfillment in Q1 of this year. We've broken the shipping delays down from six months to three, and by the end of the summer we'll have six week lead times for current wait list orders. All credit for this is due to the hard work of the boys here at the shop. We overcame significant supplier failures early in the year...
  • Designer of 3-D-printed gun challenges feds to Constitutional duel

    05/07/2015 10:22:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07, 2015
    Cody Wilson had a vision to forward the digital revolution by creating the nation’s first firearm on a 3-D printer, and, taking a page from WikiLeaks, share the blueprints with the world via the Internet in what he called the “Wiki Weapons project.” Now he is suing the federal government in hopes of keeping his dream on target - and staying out of prison. Wilson was so taken with the idea, he dropped out of law school and designed "The Liberator," the nation’s first pistol built exclusively on a 3-D printer, consisting of 12 separate parts made from plastic and...
  • Meet The Man Who Created The 3D Printed Gun (Scared of those icky guns alert)

    02/10/2014 11:11:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 10, 2014 | Carole Cadwalladr, The Guardian
    Having lunch with the 14th Most Dangerous Person in the World is less scary than you might think. Unless you happen to have a morbid fear of hipster beards, Cody Wilson, a good-looking 26-year-old who blends with the crowd in the east London cafe where I meet him, doesn't immediately strike fear into the heart. He chats away with the waitress, discussing the possibilities before ordering east London's hippest sandwich – the pulled pork burger – and has an easygoing, amiable manner. He is, frankly, about as threatening as a barista. A barista who has happened on a spectacular method...
  • Tech Renegade: From Print-at-Home Guns to Untraceable Currency

    01/01/2014 8:09:26 PM PST · by Theoria · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 31 Dec 2013 | Danny Yardon
    Cody Wilson rattled lawmakers and law-enforcement agencies with a plastic gun created from a 3-D printer, home computer and blueprints he posted online for anyone to download. Now, the 25-year-old law-school dropout is about to launch software aimed at covering the tracks of financial transactions made with bitcoin, the virtual currency that has exploded in popularity among spenders and speculators—and raised concerns among regulators that it might be used for illegal activity. "We need an anonymous cash online," says Mr. Wilson, who oversees from his apartment near the University of Texas at Austin about a dozen self-described antiestablishment techies working...
  • DD ITAR Update 1 (Cody Wilson Explains Defense Distributed Liberator/ITAR strategy)

    05/20/2013 8:49:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Defense Distributed ^ | May, 2013 | Cody Wilson
    DD ITAR Update 1 A few have criticized how quickly I responded to the DDTC and began participating in their regulatory process. It is said I should have stood and fought if I believed in keeping the files free, instead of complying. This compliance has been viewed as some kind of ultimate one, as if I don’t intend to do anything else. “No takedowns, ever.” Was a motto I had built into my vision of, not, and it referred to a strategy for dealing with intellectual property claims and social pressure- this is NOT the strategy DD/ can...
  • The Greatest Challenge to the 1st Amendment: A Follow Up

    05/13/2013 8:16:04 AM PDT · by RightWingNilla · 3 replies
    The Freehold ^ | 5/10/2013 | JONATHAN DAVID BAIRD
    The Government has forced Cody Wilson’s company, Defense Distributed, to take down his designs for 3D printed firearms. I can’t say I’m surprised, and if you had read my other article earlier in the week you would understand why: This is a blatant attack on the first amendment. Forget, for a minute, that these plans can be used to create guns. What is the difference between banning these plans from distribution, and banning a book? There are quite a few books out there that could be considered just as dangerous. I downloaded a PDF book on building machine guns last...
  • Homemade guns: an exercise of liberty, or simply dangerous?

    04/18/2013 3:53:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies
    The Lamron ^ | 18 April, 2013 | Paul Michael
    Prompted by the horrific Sandy Hook shooting last December, lawmakers across the country are locked in debate over the future of gun control in America. While they fight in Washington over background checks, there has been a technological revolution brewing. In the face of increased gun control, several groups have taken the initiative to manufacture guns via 3D printers. A homemade gun sounds revolutionary to most, but it’s perfectly legal so long as it meets federal and state restrictions on gun ownership. That said, $30 and a simple YouTube tutorial can land you a homemade ‘shotgun.’ For the more aesthetically...
  • 3D Printing Unites Hackers and Gun Rights Activists

    04/13/2013 4:37:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    The Verge ^ | 12 April, 2013 | Joshua Kopstein
    Cyberculture icon Stewart Brand’s famous notion that “information wants to be free” has been an almost ubiquitous refrain ever since utopian-minded hackers began populating computer networks in the 1980s. Today, 3D printing has given the phrase a whole new meaning, allowing raw data to become real world weapons with the click of a button. Cody R. Wilson, the antagonistic founder of Defense Distributed, is taking that idea to its logical — and hugely controversial — extreme. Having recently obtained his federal manufacturing license, Wilson hopes to release files for the world’s first fully 3D-printable firearm by the end of this...
  • 3D Printed Guns (Documentary)

    04/01/2013 9:33:33 AM PDT · by Xenophon450 · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 25 2012 | Motherboard
    Defense Distributed is about to turn the gun control debate upside down. I thought that many FReepers may appreciate this documentary.
  • Breaking: Defense Distributed website seized, Cody Wilson arrested on conspiracy charges!

    04/01/2013 7:47:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 April, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Unknown details at this time. Defense Distributed website now displays the logos of Department of Justice and Homeland Security Investigations, and the following information: This domain name associated with the website or has been seized pursuant to an order issued by a U.S. District Court. The webpage goes on to say that several individuals and entities have been indicted and charged with federal crimes including conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act, the Undetectable Firearms Act, and others. At this time, I have no other confirmation of these arrests or actions. There is some doubt about this...
  • 3D Printing: Defense Distributed's Vision (Weapons and much more)

    03/15/2013 5:51:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 March, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    Defense Distributed is creating a searchable database for 3D printed objects that others wish to suppress. The intent of the database has expanded far beyond 3D printed firearms, though firearms are still a focus of their efforts. The vision of a free and open source of 3D printable objects extends far beyond what is possible today, taking us into the realms of what is possible in the foreseeable future, when additive technology will reach down to the nanoscale level. At that point, it will be possible to create nearly anything that is possible under the constraints of the existing universe....