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U.S. GOVERNMENT LIFTS BAN ON CODY WILSONíS 3D PRINTED GUNS
3dprintingindustry.com ^ | 11 July 2018 | BEAU JACKSON

Posted on 07/15/2018 10:34:18 AM PDT by 1_Inch_Group

In a seismic decision from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and U.S. Department of State (DOS), Cody Wilson’s open-source 3D printed firearm file sharing site Defense Distributed is no longer banned from distributing 3D models of guns.

In the legal battle it was deemed that the ban was in breach of the First Amendment – imposing censorship on a gun maker’s rights to expression. It was also decided on the basis that certain types of guns are not “inherently military” and, seemingly, present less of a threat to the population.

(Excerpt) Read more at 3dprintingindustry.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Hobbies; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: 3dprint; banglist; firearms
August 1st, DEFCAD comes back on line. Get your Liberators printing! :)
1 posted on 07/15/2018 10:34:18 AM PDT by 1_Inch_Group
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To: 1_Inch_Group; PROCON

3d printed guns ping.


2 posted on 07/15/2018 10:35:00 AM PDT by 1_Inch_Group (Country Before Party)
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To: 1_Inch_Group

Are these just models or actual guns you can shoot?


3 posted on 07/15/2018 10:46:01 AM PDT by arrogantsob (See "Chaos and Mayhem" at Amazon.com)
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To: 1_Inch_Group

Out of curiosity where did the gun makers stand on this one?


4 posted on 07/15/2018 10:46:43 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ("please pass the winnamins" (/Principled on 6/27/2018))
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To: 1_Inch_Group

It’s been banned a long, long time, like 10-12 years?

I recall the discussion about Cody having effectively quashed calls for gun control because guns could be printed at home or in a garage. Then the discussion turned to ammo.


5 posted on 07/15/2018 10:47:50 AM PDT by Hostage (Article V)
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To: arrogantsob

Cody demonstrated their accuracy, effectiveness, durability. The engineering was impressive.

News media were telling gun control advocates that Cody’s innovation was essentially ‘game over’ for them.


6 posted on 07/15/2018 10:50:48 AM PDT by Hostage (Article V)
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To: 1_Inch_Group
The basis for a real The Weapon Shops of Isher.

“The right to buy weapons is the right to be free.”

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Weapon_Shops_of_Isher

7 posted on 07/15/2018 10:55:41 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: arrogantsob

Liberator was a working finished product. Kinda janky, but it worked.

The name and purpose of the firearm I think it what freaked anti-gunners out. Only good for one shot, to get yourself a better gun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IylGx-48TUI


8 posted on 07/15/2018 11:14:16 AM PDT by 1_Inch_Group (Country Before Party)
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To: 1_Inch_Group

I would like to see:

1) Plans to print a casting positive mold for 0% and 80% blanks that could then be put into the ghost gunner II

2) Plans for a .45 and Glock frame that is split in half, milled out of the blanks above, then push together with pin and hole alignment and then spot welded in the pin holes to hold the frame together. Should eliminate a significant amount of undercutting and make production faster for when you need to arm a platoon / company during TEOTWAWKI

3) lost wax printing of positive molds for AR and DPMS-308 lowers to allow casting lowers in different metals.

4) casting for most parts of the trigger assembly that can be cast

5) 3D print for most of the lower shoulder stock and upper barrel guard / assembly

6) P90 stock on an AR?

7) 3D print for magazines for 1911, M1A, FNFAL, Glock

A few other more esoteric things


9 posted on 07/15/2018 11:47:26 AM PDT by taxcontrol (Stupid should hurt)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; mylife; Joe Brower; MaxMax; Randy Larsen; waterhill; Envisioning; AZ .44 MAG; ...

RKBA Ping List


This Ping List is for all things pertaining to the 2nd Amendment.

FReepmail me if you want to be added to or deleted from the list.

More 2nd Amendment related articles on FR's Bang List.

10 posted on 07/15/2018 12:23:41 PM PDT by PROCON ('Progressive' is a Euphemism for Totalitarian)
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To: 1_Inch_Group

Great news !!!


11 posted on 07/15/2018 12:39:21 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: taxcontrol

Check this one out...they were getting to the more fun things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spm_zrjedzk


12 posted on 07/15/2018 2:28:25 PM PDT by 1_Inch_Group (Country Before Party)
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To: FreedomPoster

I’ve heard of that...

...and I am ecstatic about how this case turned out. Gun control is DEAD!


13 posted on 07/15/2018 3:19:14 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: Ancesthntr

I first read it 45 +/- years ago.

Worth the read today, I’d expect.


14 posted on 07/15/2018 3:21:55 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: taxcontrol

“3D print for magazines for 1911, M1A, FNFAL, Glock”


The sticking point on any mag is the spring. Printing them is going to be very tough. OTIH, they are cheap and readily available everywhere, and”they” would have trouble banning springs.


15 posted on 07/15/2018 3:22:21 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: FreedomPoster

A good book, though not great. I’d love to see someone come up with a script for a mini-series based in the near future, featuring DD technology and an underground, pro-freedom, resistance.


16 posted on 07/15/2018 3:25:01 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: 1_Inch_Group

17 posted on 07/15/2018 5:49:48 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Hi! I'm the Dread Pirate Roberts! (TM) Ask about franchise opportunities in your area.arare)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

LOL

I’d link the Vice video on youtube about this, but I have a sneaky suspicion Vice might not be welcome here.

So these things, that we are talking about....were a decade ago?

Since then, people have improved on the designs and materials.

OMG.

3d printer and some liquid hyperceramicmetal in a bag is my next major purchase.


18 posted on 07/15/2018 5:56:37 PM PDT by 1_Inch_Group (Country Before Party)
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To: Ancesthntr

I have seen plastic flat Z springs that work in AR magazines. However they wear out and take a “set” much faster than metal ones. I see them as a temporary solution at best.

Perhaps a positive image for a cast? Melt down some brass and pour into a mold? Wish I had the time to play with this.

I am sure that round springs would be much more difficult.


19 posted on 07/16/2018 11:54:48 AM PDT by taxcontrol (Stupid should hurt)
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To: taxcontrol

I think that anyone in a state with existing or easily-foreseeable gun control should be loading up on the actual springs that make their factory mags work. Again, they’re cheap and not against any law to buy or own (not yet, anyway). The boxes and the followers can easily be made out of plastic or crappy, sintered, metal by a 3-D printer. Of course, I’m in Texas and we don’t ban fun stuff or 2A stuff down here...and I have plenty of mags, as does everyone that I know who owns any semi-auto of any type.

Still, 10 years on (and maybe less), the then-new 3-D printers will spew out wonderous things like cookies at the press of a button...and I cannot wait.


20 posted on 07/16/2018 12:45:33 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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