Took only a few days for this to happen:
#DEFCAD has gone dark at the request of the Department of Defense Trade Controls. Take it up with the Secretary of State.
— Defense Distributed (@DefDist) May 9, 2013
Looks like the 3D printed firearm made the waves founder Cody Wilson was hoping it would make.
Check out this Forbes article for more info and the DOD takedown letter.
The files are out there now, all over the world. The fact Defense Distributed isn’t operating right now doesn’t make any difference. Hopefully no one hurts themselves by using a inferior plastic and printer, or does anything else stupid with a printed gun. That’s all we need right now.
Thoughts? Ban assault printers?