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    Default Pentagon scrubs 3D gun plans from Internet

    Maybe if we worried about handling our own weapons instead of some civilians we wouldn't be having nuke mishap after nuke mishap...

    The world's first 3D-printed handgun, The Liberator, has had its liberty taken away by the government.

    More than 100,000 copies of the plans were downloaded before the federal government took the files.

    “[Defense Distributed's] files are being removed from public access at the request of the U.S. Department of Defense Trade Controls," read a banner atop the website. "Until further notice, the United States government claims control of the information.”
    Freedom at its finest.

    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/05/...s-off-website/
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    Default Re: Pentagon scrubs 3D gun plans from Internet

    I wonder what they are going to do with the people that already have these plans? Remember once it is on the internet it will not go away.
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    Default Re: Pentagon scrubs 3D gun plans from Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Golther View Post
    I wonder what they are going to do with the people that already have these plans? Remember once it is on the internet it will not go away.
    Right...maybe there will be a rash of "accidents" soon.

    Using the file, anyone with access to a 3D printer could theoretically print the gun with no serial number, background check or other regulatory hurdles.
    Oh, the agony.

    U.S. Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., has already called for national legislation to ban 3D-printed guns
    If the point of having it is not being detected...what good is a ban going to do?

    He said the Liberator project was intended to highlight how technology can render laws and governments all but irrelevant.
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    Default Re: Pentagon scrubs 3D gun plans from Internet

    OMG, the government might not have total control over law abiding citizens anymore...oh the humanity.
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    Default Re: Pentagon scrubs 3D gun plans from Internet

    100k copies already downloaded? What's the point of even taking it down, it will still be in easy circulation

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    Default Re: Pentagon scrubs 3D gun plans from Internet

    State Dept. Not the Pentagon.

    TheReg pointed out a couple of amusing things about this case. A printer large enough to produce the parts costs $8000. The plastic used to produce it costs $1000, assuming you can get it printed correctly on the first try. You can buy a real, and much more reusable gun, for a lot less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMiracle View Post
    State Dept. Not the Pentagon.

    TheReg pointed out a couple of amusing things about this case. A printer large enough to produce the parts costs $8000. The plastic used to produce it costs $1000, assuming you can get it printed correctly on the first try. You can buy a real, and much more reusable gun, for a lot less.
    You cant print multiple copies on one sheet of plastic?

    Its not the cost that the government is worried about, its the fact that better, stronger guns may be produced later and they wont be able to know who has the ability stand up to a tyranical government if the need ever arose.
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    Default Re: Pentagon scrubs 3D gun plans from Internet

    You both are correct. Why take it down now if so many had already got out? All it is going to do is be recirculated around different forums. Right now the most rounds a 3D printed weapon has been able to shot is 6. After that it falls apart. I do believe someone will come along and design a firearm that will overcome that in the near future.
    I also believe that the only reason the Feds don't want people to have it is so that people can't just start printing guns to fight them with. I know some people will call me crazy and that's ok I don't care. But the rash of "accidents" happening to pro-gun advocates is pretty alarming to say the least. So something definitively is going on right now.
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    Default Re: Pentagon scrubs 3D gun plans from Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by CYBERFX1024 View Post
    You both are correct. Why take it down now if so many had already got out? All it is going to do is be recirculated around different forums. Right now the most rounds a 3D printed weapon has been able to shot is 6. After that it falls apart. I do believe someone will come along and design a firearm that will overcome that in the near future.
    I also believe that the only reason the Feds don't want people to have it is so that people can't just start printing guns to fight them with. I know some people will call me crazy and that's ok I don't care. But the rash of "accidents" happening to pro-gun advocates is pretty alarming to say the least. So something definitively going on right now.
    All I have to say is that it sure seems strange that the NRA did not step up and block this. Actually wait a minute no it doesn't. The NRA is funded by gun manufacturers who depend on being the only source of producing guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeRandomGuy View Post
    All I have to say is that it sure seems strange that the NRA did not step up and block this. Actually wait a minute no it doesn't. The NRA is funded by gun manufacturers who depend on being the only source of producing guns.
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