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Gun lovers download printable gun 50,000 times on its first day ...
New York Daily News ^ | May 7, 2013 | Christina Boyle and Bill Hutchinson

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; 3dprinting; banglist; guncontrol; printablegun; secondamendment
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Gun lovers download printable gun 50,000 times on its first day — and NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly is alarmed

1 posted on 05/07/2013 9:54:24 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

LOL I have no intent on buying a printer and making a gun but I might download the programming just to tweak the turds.


2 posted on 05/07/2013 9:56:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EveningStar

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?


3 posted on 05/07/2013 9:57:49 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: cripplecreek

I’m like you. I want the plans, but I can’t imagine doing it.


4 posted on 05/07/2013 9:58:32 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: cripplecreek

You and probably a very large number of those 50,000 downloaders. I’ll be doing the same later today. :=)


5 posted on 05/07/2013 10:00:24 AM PDT by Bob
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To: .45 Long Colt

My neighbor has some nice homebuilt rifles. He prefers Enfield barrels from great britain but the rest is all his machine work.


6 posted on 05/07/2013 10:02:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EveningStar

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.


7 posted on 05/07/2013 10:04:20 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: EveningStar

Isn’t Spain full of Muslims?


8 posted on 05/07/2013 10:05:59 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: EveningStar

Instead of the Liberator, the company should name it the Bloomberg.


9 posted on 05/07/2013 10:07:21 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: EveningStar
Kelly’s biggest fear is that the gun — called the “Liberator” — will easily sneak past metal detectors and then onto commercial airplanes and into secure buildings.

Ummmmm, and the shells & bullets are made of.....metal.

Unfounded fear mongering

10 posted on 05/07/2013 10:07:28 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: EveningStar

11 posted on 05/07/2013 10:10:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


12 posted on 05/07/2013 10:11:40 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: .45 Long Colt

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.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 10:14:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EveningStar
Damn...freedom is just so, well, so uncontrollable by government powermongers. They have to stamp it out wherever they can.

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.

America at the Crossroads of History

14 posted on 05/07/2013 10:17:03 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: EveningStar

I’ll bet the “justice” department tries to prosecute the guy who made it available.


15 posted on 05/07/2013 10:17:31 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: EveningStar

They’ll be about as successful stopping this as they’ve been stopping pirated MP3 files.


16 posted on 05/07/2013 10:19:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: EveningStar

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.


17 posted on 05/07/2013 10:19:45 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: EveningStar

Just change your IP guys at Nuttylitano and her DHS jackboots might be recording, like bittorrent downloads.


18 posted on 05/07/2013 10:21:03 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: .45 Long Colt

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


19 posted on 05/07/2013 10:25:16 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: I want the USA back

“I’ll 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...


20 posted on 05/07/2013 10:26:26 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: DPMD

excuse me while I whip out my 16 ounce hicap transfatty bloominator.


21 posted on 05/07/2013 10:32:01 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Texas Fossil
Why go to all the trouble

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.

22 posted on 05/07/2013 10:33:49 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: EveningStar

I’m gonna download 100 of them. Never can have enough guns.


23 posted on 05/07/2013 10:39:41 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: EveningStar
So if it's viral, where is an available download?

defcad.org appears to be overloaded...

24 posted on 05/07/2013 10:42:22 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: SeaDragon

Ping


25 posted on 05/07/2013 10:45:08 AM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: jonno
Check pirate bay.

/johnny

26 posted on 05/07/2013 10:45:48 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Texas Fossil

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.


27 posted on 05/07/2013 10:46:28 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Puppage

“Ummmmm, and the shells & bullets are made of.....metal.

Unfounded fear mongering”

The firing pin is also a detectable nail. ;-)


28 posted on 05/07/2013 10:47:39 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Ah - I’ll do that this evenin...thanks.


29 posted on 05/07/2013 10:50:09 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: EveningStar

Will be interesting to see which countries are the top downloaders.


30 posted on 05/07/2013 11:06:49 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: cripplecreek
LOL I have no intent on buying a printer and making a gun but I might download the programming just to tweak the turds.

I believe it is a patriot's duty to do just that.

31 posted on 05/07/2013 11:13:29 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: jonno

http://defcad.org/wp-content/download.php?id=193

You have to register in order to download. In a few days it will probably be viral on some other mirror sites.


32 posted on 05/07/2013 11:25:41 AM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Kevmo
You have to register in order to download

Not so. I successfully downloaded yesterday, after I think I clicked on cancel regarding register. It still allowed me to download the zip file.

33 posted on 05/07/2013 11:40:41 AM PDT by roadcat
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To: EveningStar

If you choose to do it, download in a secure manner.

This is of questionable legality.


34 posted on 05/07/2013 11:43:14 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: .45 Long Colt

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.


35 posted on 05/07/2013 11:50:17 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

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.


36 posted on 05/07/2013 11:53:57 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: JoeProBono

Thats the way to build one.
Two or more barrels.


37 posted on 05/07/2013 12:06:56 PM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: .45 Long Colt

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.


38 posted on 05/07/2013 12:18:21 PM PDT by allblues (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat but Satan is definitely a Democrat)
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To: redgolum

“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.”


Using the Kansas law as a guideline and the gun does not leave your state where do the communists running the federal government get off having any say?


39 posted on 05/07/2013 12:23:57 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: cripplecreek

I was thinking exactly that thought.


40 posted on 05/07/2013 12:24:34 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: txrefugee

Do some research on “maker spaces”. There are some community resources for such things.


41 posted on 05/07/2013 12:25:22 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: EveningStar

Want a copy?

Here you go:

http://defcad.org/liberator/


42 posted on 05/07/2013 12:28:58 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: cripplecreek

wake me up when we can start printing our own ammo.


43 posted on 05/07/2013 12:33:02 PM PDT by BlueDragon
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To: .45 Long Colt

you could make a spear.


44 posted on 05/07/2013 12:37:08 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: EveningStar
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45 posted on 05/07/2013 12:44:57 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: EveningStar

What is the URL for getting the Distributed Defense file referenced in the article?


46 posted on 05/07/2013 12:54:29 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Kevmo

The link isn’t working anymore:

Well this is somewhat embarrassing, isn’t it?

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching, or one of the links below, can help.


47 posted on 05/07/2013 12:55:00 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: servo1969

Thank you, this link works.


48 posted on 05/07/2013 1:01:18 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: EveningStar

Come SHTF, a steak knife will get you a nice M-4, etc


49 posted on 05/07/2013 1:05:09 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: tbw2

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...


50 posted on 05/07/2013 2:00:58 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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