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Originally posted by links234
I want to remind everyone that any gun that can't be detected by a metal detector is illegal.
Federal law for about 25 years now. Thanks Reagan!
Blueprints for "the Liberator" call for an additional that doesn't come from a 3D printer because a metal rod is needed to ensure that the firearms could be picked up by metal detectors in order to comply with the Undetected Firearms Act.
All 16 parts of the controversial gun, called the Liberator, are made from a tough, heat-resistant plastic used in products such as musical instruments, kitchen appliances and vehicle bumper bars.
Fifteen of those are made with a 3D printer while one is a non-functional metal part which can be picked up by metal detectors, making it legal under U.S. law. The firing pin is also not made of plastic, though it is easily crafted from a metal nail.
The State Department on Thursday ordered the nonprofit Defense Distributed to remove blueprints for the world’s first 3D-printed gun from its website.
“All such data should be removed from public access, the letter says. That might be an impossible standard. But we’ll do our part to remove it from our servers,” Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson told Forbes.
The department’s Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance warned Wilson that posting the materials online could be a violation of export controls. The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) prohibits weapons manufactures from exporting technical data to foreign persons without authorization from the State Department.
DEFCAD files are being removed from public access at the request of the US Department of Defense Trade Controls. Until further notice, the United States government claims control of the information.
Originally posted by ManOfHart
Great find OP.
Now that it is possible to "print" any type of firearm, the only thing that is missing..
Originally posted by thePharaoh
why do people try everything in their power, to undermine their own constitution
yes you can bear arms....but where does it say you can freely send dangerous weapons to every tom dick and harry via a download online?
just calm down, and put your energies into something better
ahh well....for all the future victims of this bs... i tried to say something
edit on 7-5-2013 by thePharaoh because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SQUEALER
Your neighbor annoys you? Just print a gun, run into his house, shoot him, and shred the gun.
Now I'm not suggesting anyone actually do this. But, you get the point.
The "paradigm" is shifting.
The idea that there is this thing called a gun, that is a solid and permanent physical object, that you can find, say hidden in the garbage, after the gun crime, is all history.
Nobody is going to buy a gun, if they can just print it for free at home.
As this 3D printing technology improves, people will be able to download the blueprints for the gun of choice from the internet, print it in the comfort of their own home, and avoid all background checks, and waiting periods.
That's a game changer.