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Posted on 05/07/2013 9:54:24 AM PDT by EveningStar
The first downloadable gun has gone viral.
The plastic firearm that can be churned out on a 3-D printer and easily assembled was downloaded at least 50,000 times Monday, according to the self-described anarchist who made it available for free online.
Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed, a collective of gun advocates, said the most downloads were done in Spain followed by the United States.
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Gun lovers download printable gun 50,000 times on its first day and NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly is alarmed
LOL I have no intent on buying a printer and making a gun but I might download the programming just to tweak the turds.
Let them be angry and alarmed. It is not illegal to build your own firearm and as far as I know it never has been. Other than the degree of difficulty, what is the difference?
I’m like you. I want the plans, but I can’t imagine doing it.
You and probably a very large number of those 50,000 downloaders. I’ll be doing the same later today. :=)
My neighbor has some nice homebuilt rifles. He prefers Enfield barrels from great britain but the rest is all his machine work.
The printer is only $8000, so friends could pool their resources and buy one. Since the inventor is from Austin, he was on TV demonstrating it yesterday. It looks funny, but it works.
Isn’t Spain full of Muslims?
Instead of the Liberator, the company should name it the Bloomberg.
Ummmmm, and the shells & bullets are made of.....metal.
Unfounded fear mongering
That’s awesome. I would love to hunt with a gun I made myself. But I’m a woodworker, not a machine guy. Carving a stock is as close as I will ever come to that.
He has someone else carve the stocks for him. He likes to leave them a little rough so you can see that they were hand carved. He’s a machinist/engineer by trade so intricate parts are no problem for him.
But the only way freedom can really be controlled is through the moral conscience and foundation of those who are free. That way it remains free...the government powermongers always wat to turn it into tyranny.
I’ll bet the “justice” department tries to prosecute the guy who made it available.
They’ll be about as successful stopping this as they’ve been stopping pirated MP3 files.
The leftists are fuming over this and are trying to figure out how they can ban the printers. They can’t. It will be fun to hear the a$$holes fuming.
This may actually be an invention that completely blocks the gun grabbers.
Just change your IP guys at Nuttylitano and her DHS jackboots might be recording, like bittorrent downloads.
Why go to all the trouble, you can still buy them assembled.
It is still possible to easily build from components an AR style rifle. The machined receiver is the registered component I have read. You could until the gun grab find the un-machined castings for that too. And I have read it depends on what state you live in if it is illegal to have one without a serial number.
The left is really wetting their panties.
If I had to, I could build a functioning rifle with a lathe. Do not need another project. hee hee hee
“Ill bet the justice department tries to prosecute the guy who made it available.”
If they do that, more people will get interested and work on the design anonymously. His website had a fake DOJ seizure notice for April Fools and it attracted lots of attention.
The idea is already out and there’s not a damn thing they can do...
excuse me while I whip out my 16 ounce hicap transfatty bloominator.
I don't think that many people will ever actually build this ugly and fragile plastic gun. What is priceless is that people like Schumer and Bloomberg HATE IT. They HATE something that cannot be controlled, registered and banned.
I’m gonna download 100 of them. Never can have enough guns.
defcad.org appears to be overloaded...
The 80% lowers that you are referring have no serial numbers because they are incomplete. All it takes is a drill press and a jig to make it complete. That’s a lot less expensive than a 3D printer. I am not sure if there are any states that would require a serial number to be stamped on the complete lower. (According to the ATF it isn’t a lower receiver until it is complete. Any time before that it is just a hunk of metal, hence no FFL transfer.) I would think this below the radar for most state representatives, they are just learning the difference between mags and clips.
“Ummmmm, and the shells & bullets are made of.....metal.
Unfounded fear mongering”
The firing pin is also a detectable nail. ;-)
Ah - I’ll do that this evenin...thanks.
Will be interesting to see which countries are the top downloaders.
I believe it is a patriot's duty to do just that.
You have to register in order to download. In a few days it will probably be viral on some other mirror sites.
Not so. I successfully downloaded yesterday, after I think I clicked on cancel regarding register. It still allowed me to download the zip file.
If you choose to do it, download in a secure manner.
This is of questionable legality.
It is illegal. The ATF has very strict requirements about building receivers. If you home build a gun, you have to have an ATF builder’s FFL, and register the gun.
My local gunsmith and I were talking about building a 1911 variant for fun, and he looked into the regs.
I was under the impression you can build one for yourself, but you can’t sell it without the FFL. I have never looked into it, so I’m not surprised.
Thats the way to build one.
Two or more barrels.
You are correct. One may build a firearm for personal use as long as you are not a prohibited person, and the firearm is legal both at the Federal and state level. You may not sell it, and a serial # is recommended but not required.
“It is illegal. The ATF has very strict requirements about building receivers. If you home build a gun, you have to have an ATF builders FFL, and register the gun.
My local gunsmith and I were talking about building a 1911 variant for fun, and he looked into the regs.”
I was thinking exactly that thought.
Do some research on “maker spaces”. There are some community resources for such things.
Want a copy?
Here you go:
wake me up when we can start printing our own ammo.
you could make a spear.
What is the URL for getting the Distributed Defense file referenced in the article?
The link isn’t working anymore:
Well this is somewhat embarrassing, isnt it?
It seems we cant find what youre looking for. Perhaps searching, or one of the links below, can help.
Thank you, this link works.
Come SHTF, a steak knife will get you a nice M-4, etc
It didn’t work for me either, but the admin of the website says there will be mirror sites in the near future. Patience, grasshopper...