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  • That 3D-Printed Handgun You've Been Waiting For Is Here

    05/06/2013 11:36:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 48 replies
    Reason ^ | May. 3, 2013 | J.D. Tuccille
    Michael Thad Carter for ForbesRemember when Defense Distributed's Cody Wilson promised to unveil an entirely 3D-printed handgun made of ABS plastic with the firing pin its only metal part? Well, he's apparently done it. Forbes's Andy Greenberg was given a sneak peek of the result, and it looks and appears to be quite an achievement. If all goes well, the plans will be unveiled at Defcad.org next week.Writes Greenberg: Eight months ago, Cody Wilson set out to create the world’s first entirely 3D-printable handgun.Now he has.Early next week, Wilson, a 25-year University of Texas law student and founder of the...
  • Schumer: U.S. needs to block 3D plastic guns like ‘The Liberator’ from Defense Distributed

    05/06/2013 7:24:42 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 52 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 6, 2013 | Edgar Sandoval
    A Texas company is set to release blueprints for making a plastic gun with a 3-D printer — a development Sen. Chuck Schumer called “stomach-churning” Sunday. Defense Distributed, a collective of gun access advocates headed by self-described “free-market anarchist” Cody Wilson, has announced it made such an untraceable gun with the new plastic-making technology. The nonprofit Texas group intends to post blueprints for “The Liberator” (pictured) online this week. The Liberator may look like a toy, but “this gun can fire regular bullets,” Schumer said, calling for legislation outlawing the technology’s weapons potential. “Security checkpoints, background checks and gun regulations...