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#1 Hum

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 23:06

The world's first 3D-printed handgun, The Liberator, has had its liberty taken away by the government.

Plans for the working handgun were posted online Monday by Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed, potentially allowing anyone with access to a 3D printer to make a firearm from plastic. The plans, which had been in the works for months, caused alarm among gun control advocates but were seen by some Second Amendment advocates as a breakthrough. More than 100,000 copies of the plans were downloaded before the federal government took the files.

“[Defense Distributed's] files are being removed from public access at the request of the U.S. Department of Defense Trade Controls," read a banner atop the website. "Until further notice, the United States government claims control of the information.”

"They asked that I take it down while they determine if they have the authority to control the info," he said. "It's clearly a direct response to everything we did this week. 3D printing is clearly not the best way to make an effective weapon."

"If this is an attempt to control the info from getting out there, it's clearly a weak one," he said, adding that the CAD design for the weapon has already spread across the Internet at downloading sites like the Pirate Bay.

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#2 Azies

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 23:13

Nice, the United States just loves to censor whatever they get their hands on. I say if it is in accordance to federal law, let it stay out there, the file is already out on the internet, so what's the point now?

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 23:14

Well this news didn't make me immediately go and download it. :rolleyes:

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 23:15

I'm waiting for the printable bazooka.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 23:17

Those plans should have never ended up on the internet in the first place.
There is no need for people to start making their own guns.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 23:17

I want printable pizza :p

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 23:23

I want printable pizza :p


http://money.cnn.com...inter/index.htm

My money is on that many industries will be completely wiped out (if the printer can "manufacture" the products more cheaply and faster than traditional manufacturers)

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 00:18

Those plans should have never ended up on the internet in the first place.
There is no need for people to start making their own guns.

Yes there is, government tries to ban them, now people could hypothetically make their own to protect their rights.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 00:22

Yes there is, government tries to ban them, now people could hypothetically make their own to protect their rights.

How does having a Gun protect your Rights?

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 00:23

What? You mean the government wasn't happy with people giving anyone (including every gun nut, terrorist and psychopath) the ability to fashion as many lethal weapons as they wanted with absolutely no record or control.

Wow! Who would've thought it.

Quite apart from the fact that you probably need permits and licenses up the wazoo to be a weapon manufacturer and distributor which these idiots obviously didn't factor or even consider.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 00:24

I want printable pizza :p


It'd taste like plastic, so Domino's would have a direct competitor. :p

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 00:28

How does having a Gun protect your Rights?

Read about the purpose of the 2nd amendment. I'll give you a hint, it's not for hunting deer.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 00:30

Nothing to do with the DoD. Here's a better source: http://www.forbes.co...trol-violation/

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 00:31

Read about the purpose of the 2nd amendment. I'll give you a hint, it's not for hunting deer.


When was this declaration originally proposed? Times change my friend.

I can't think of any situation that requires I have a gun to protect my rights. I can however think of many situations that require a gun to enforce what I think is right (and herein lays the problem).

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 00:36

When was this declaration originally proposed? Times change my friend.

I can't think of any situation that requires I have a gun to protect my rights. I can however think of many situations that require a gun to enforce what I think is right (and herein lays the problem).

It was proposed during a time of tyrannical government. And look at where governments in the world are going today. If you don't agree that they're becoming more tyrannical then you need to wake up. I'm not sure in the situation in AU, but here in the US the government wants to have windows into every facet of our lives.