The State Department has demanded they be removed, but free blueprints for a handgun that can be made on a 3D printer already have been downloaded 100,000 times, its maker says.
Lawmakers have expressed dismay over the plastic weapons that use regular ammunition. But the company that invented it says it is an example of technology helping people protect their Second – and First – Amendment rights.
Defense Distributed’s “Liberator” cannot be “seen” by metal detectors, and they allow anyone to basically set up a gun-production facility in his or her own home, Forbes reports. . . . Read Complete Report
Controversy has erupted over a plastic gun created from a design fed into a 3D printer — a weapon that could conceivably be smuggled past weapons detectors and create a major security breach at airports, courthouses and schools.
The so-called “3D gun” was created by a group called Defense Distributed which fed digital blueprints of a working firearm into a 3D printer, which then casts a hard polymer mold. It said its initial firing tests of the first gun — created by the printer for a cost of about $8,000 — were successful.
The only nonplastic part of the weapon is a single nail which is used as the weapon’s firing pin. That metal pin allows the weapon to escape federal laws banning the possession of undetectable firearms.
Defense Distributed, headed by gun advocates, is reportedly planning on releasing blueprints of the 3D gun online this week — a plan New York Sen. Chuck Schumer slammed as “stomach-churning” on Sunday. . . . Read Complete Report
The issue of gun control divides public opinion – each side has many followers, each having its own respectable arguments. But the modern world of technology adds fuel to the fire, as now everyone, even in countries that forbid guns for their citizens, can have their own firearms – printed on a 3D printing machine. How will the invention tip the balance between society and power? Will it unleash havoc, or bring freedom? And the man who created it – what personal ideals does he hold? Well, we ask him himself. Cody Wilson, the creator of the 3D-printed firearm dubbed “The Liberator” is on Sophie&Co today.
The web domain for Defense Distributed was recently seized, and a notice was placed on the home page stating that individuals involved with the website are being indicted under a grand jury investigation for violating various gun control and intellectual property regulations.
Just a few minutes ago i was doing some research about the progress of 3D printed firearms, and followed a link to the homepage for Defense Distributed, the company that is pioneering the world of 3d printing, specifically guns and ammunition.
I was very disappointed to see the all too familiar federal domain seizure greeting, informing me that not only had the domain been seized, but that individuals involved with the project were being indicted as well. . . .Read Complete Report
Assault Weapon Kit – The 80% AR-15 Lower Do it Yourself Instructions
Published on Jul 16, 2013
SHARE / LIKE / SUBSCRIBE
Join me as I demonstrate the steps to making your own AR15 lower. This is an 80 percent lower kit from WhiskeyArms. Eighty percent lowers for the AR15 are legal to buy and ship directly to your house with no FFL paper trail for the government. Once your project gun is complete, all that remains is to put some kind of finish on it. Be aware if you decide to have your lower anodized, you will most likely need an FFL to pass off the lower before an anodizer can take possession. I’m a bit fuzzy on the details but do your research.
Please join me on Facebook for additional pictures of the finished project.
If you recall, back on January 16, 2013, standing with little children, Barack Hussein Obama tried to pull a fast one on the American people and issued 23 executive orders pertaining to gun control. Among those was number 14: Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence. Well friends, that study did happen and it destroyed Obama’s position on guns and gun violence.
Well like all things in government, the people tasked with the study simply directed the study to the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. However, many people have not heard about the report. Could it be that much of the information in the report didn’t quite “jive” with Obama and the anti-gun crowd? . . . Read Complete Report
Staples becomes first major US retailer to sell 3D printers
Despite the growing popularity of 3D printers, being limited to purchase through specialist stores and online shops means they still occupy a niche market of hobbyists and professional designers. You can’t just waltz into your local office supply store and pick one up along with a pack of manila folders and paperclips. But soon, you’ll be able to do just that. Office supply chain Staples will become the first major US retailer to offer 3D printers on its shelves, starting with the Cube from 3D Systems. . . . Read Complete Report
The potential for 3D-printed guns has (unsurprisingly) generated a great deal of controversy, and the Liberator is no exception. Named after the WWII single shot pistol, this 3D-printed .380 caliber pistol is made almost entirely of plastic and looks more like a nozzle for a water hose than a gun. The weapon has survived multiple firings with very little damage, inspiring enough confidence that designer Cody Wilson has now tested the gun by hand. . . . Read Complete Report