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Cops Now Ordering 3D Printers Just to See What They Can Do

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Is there anyone, at this point, who doesn’t have a 3D printer lying somewhere around their office? GigaOm reports that cops in Germany are purchasing one, so they can explore for themselves how the technology could be used to create handguns, though if 3D-printed tchotchkes also start showing up on the Cop Selfies Tumblr, well, who can blame them?

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New York City Council Moves Against 3D-Printed Guns

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The thought of 3D-printed guns flooding the streets of New York is pretty damn alarming. Fortunately, it’s not really a near-future possibility–Defense Distributed has demonstrated it’s technically possible to fabricate a working firearm, but it’s far easier said than done.

Still, members of the city council have decided it’s time to get out in front of the issue, before it gets any more feasible.

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At the Command of the State Department, Defense Distributed Pulls Its 3D Printed Gun Blueprints

Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Defense Distributed, the Texas-based nonprofit that wants to empower people to 3D print their own guns, has hit a bit of a legal snag. According to founder Cody Wilson, DEFCAD, the open source weapon-printing project powered by Defense Distributed, received a letter (embedded below) from the State Department’s Office of Defense Trade Compliance, telling him to remove the blueprints of the Liberator, his 3D printed gun, from the web so that they may be reviewed by the department. Read More

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Defense Distributed Dudes Celebrate Their 3D-Printed Death Machine With Ridiculous Video

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Last week, Defense Distributed announced the development of the world’s first fully 3D-printed gun. You can now download the CAD files and, theoretically, print your own.

Now, the Daily Dot reports, the libertarian upstarts have released a video to mark this historic occasion. And it pretty much confirms what we’ve suspected all along: These guys have watched too goddamn many science fiction movies. Read More

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Defense Distributed Says It’s Finally Created the First Entirely 3D-Printed Gun

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It’s an anarchist’s wet dream: a gun you can make completely at home, for free. Today Cody Wilson, the crypto-anarchist Wired named “one of the most dangerous people in the world,” announced to Forbes that his company Defense Distributed has created the first fully 3D-printed gun and will release the blueprints after testing is completed so that users can download and create their own. Read More

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Wiki Weapon Project Continues to Raise Money for 3D Printed Guns via PayPal and Bitcoin

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A couple of weeks ago we told you about the Wiki Weapon Project, the brainchild of a group called Defense Distributed that was initially raising money on Indiegogo to develop open source blueprints for a 3D-printable gun. Indiegogo suspended the campaign and refunded all the backers, but never gave an explicit reason for doing so.

“I put in the basic appeal with Indiegogo once they sent me the email that all of our funds were being refunded to contributors,” Cody Wilson, a student at the University of Texas School of Law and cofounder of Defense Distributed, told Betabeat by email. “I got a thank you and a help ticket, but no word back. Basically TOS violation is the reason I think they’re sticking with.” Read More

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WikiWeapon Campaign to 3D-Print Your Own Gun Suspended by Indiegogo

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Though Indiegogo has largely been the go-to campaign site for non-artistic endeavors and bullied bus monitors, it turns out that there actually are some projects that the site will not allow. Forbes reports that a group of 20-somethings called Defense Distributed collaborated on a campaign called the Wiki Weapon Project to develop open source blueprints for a gun that can be made with a 3D printer. Read More