Defense Distributed Downloads Shut Down By DOD

Took only a few days for this to happen:

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.

Defense-Distributed-Liberator-PartsThe 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?



hnl.flyboy May 10, 2013 at 12:36 am

Too late. It’s all over the world already.


Bubba May 10, 2013 at 03:30 am

I made sure to snag a copy of every file they uploaded, and so did many others.
It’s too late for the feds to pull the plug on this, the files are already on the pirate bay and every other filesharing site.


PhoenixNFA May 10, 2013 at 06:46 am

ITAR violation. Yep could have seen that one coming.

Not just firearms or magazines, the knowledge of how to build one is a violation of itar.

You can’t let an illegal immigrant look through gen2 and up NVG.


PhoenixNFA May 10, 2013 at 06:46 am

*non-citizen, sorry. They can be legal but unless they can be president, it’s not good to let them do that….


Tom B May 10, 2013 at 07:11 am

Do they also go after people who have milling machines in their garage? I know someone with two, are black helicopters on the way?

They clearly don’t understand how the internet works, Barbara Streisand effect is now in play. It’ll be tweeted out in 140 character hex code, posted on DIGG 300000 times, the works…just like the blu ray decode and DVD decode.

Can’t stop the signal.


hydepark May 10, 2013 at 07:41 pm

I believe the delay of action against defcad is clear evidence that the suggestion of taking action against him came from outside the federal government. Someone sat at a computer for a few days thinking up ways to convince our government to take action.


Vinnie May 11, 2013 at 12:35 am

I’m a CNC machinist and a fabricator. Give me a blue print and I can make it. Give me a CAD file and I love you long…they can’t stop this. There is nothing different between a milling machine and a 3D printer. You put code in, load tooling/material, and with some knowledge/training a person can make anything. They are trying to ban/censor the idea of this more than the actual gun itself. If you’ve noticed America doesn’t make anything anymore. The gov’t is trying to stunt our creative growth at every turn to keep us in check. “Rely on your gov’t” they say. They don’t want self-responsible and self-sufficient Americans. They want a citizenry completely reliant on the gov’t.


ASM826 May 11, 2013 at 06:48 am

Look on page 100 of that link. It’s a PDF of the 1969 Army Improvised Munitions Manual. Page 100 is the start of the section on how to make a single shot 9mm pistol. The section after it is how to build a 12 ga. shotgun.

Even without it, how many people have the basic tools and enough mechanical sense to puzzle out a functional single shot firearm? The technology is centuries old.

Plans to print a plastic gun that takes a $10K printer? Unnecessary and really just a gimmick.


Jim P. May 11, 2013 at 09:05 pm

The problem is that the government(s) refuse to recognize that it is not the gun that is the problem — it’s the user.

Same with just about every illegal item.



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