posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 07:11 AM
Some history: Wiki-Weapon Thread
DIY Arms Thread
Looks like what little popularity they have received has backfired for the moment.
The company he leased his equipment from didnt like what he was doing:
Turns out the company that leased Defense Distributed its 3-D printer doesn’t see it that way. In a letter to Wilson dated Sept. 26, the legal
counsel for Stratasys Inc. informed Wilson that it was cancelling his lease of the company’s uPrint SE printer. “It is the policy of Stratasys
not to knowingly allow its printers to be used for illegal purposes,” the company wrote, noting that Wilson lacked a federal license for
Note the knee-jerk usage of the term "illegal" no doubt used in absolute ignorance since nothing he was doing or is planning to do is in any way
Despite living in the "information age" with a terminal in everyones face people still like to make up whats legal or not on the spot using the simple
litmus test if I dont like it it must me illegal.
Wilson has maintained that he doesn’t need a license, because he’s not planning to sell the weapon. But Stratasys was not impressed. Wired's
Danger Room blog reports that the company’s representatives showed up at his door to seize the device.
It's perfectly fine for the company, IMO, to say they dont like what he's doing and to just end their partnership but dragging out a bunk "illegal"
card to justify their position isnt going to end well.
From ATF Online:
For your information, per provisions of the Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968, 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44, an unlicensed individual may make
a “firearm” as defined in the GCA for his own personal use, but not for sale or distribution.
edit on 3-10-2012 by thisguyrighthere because: (no reason given)