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US Government Orders Removal of Defcad 3D-Gun Designs

The US government has demanded designs for a 3D-printed gun be taken offline.

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The order to remove the blueprints for the plastic gun comes after they were downloaded more than 100,000 times.

The US State Department wrote to the gun's designer, Defense Distributed, suggesting publishing them online may breach arms-control regulations.

Although the files have been removed from the company's Defcad site, it is not clear whether this will stop people accessing the blueprints.

They were being hosted by the Mega online service and may still reside on its servers.

Also, many links to copies of the blueprints have been uploaded to file-sharing site the Pirate Bay, making them widely available.

The Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance wrote to Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson demanding the designs be "removed from public access" until he could prove he had not broken laws governing shipping weapons overseas by putting the files online and letting people outside the US download them.

"We have to comply," Mr Wilson told news magazine Forbes in an interview.

But he added the State Department's fears were ungrounded, as Defense Distributed had been set up specifically to meet requirements that exempted it from the arms-control regulations.

And he welcomed the US government's intervention, saying it would highlight the issue of whether it was possible to stop the spread of 3D-printed weapons.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22478310
http://defcad.org/

3D-Printed Gun's Blueprints Downloaded 100,000 Times In Two Days - Forbes
'Pirate Bay' for 3D printing launched - BBC


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Re: US Government Orders Removal of Defcad 3D-Gun Designs

Shut the stable door after the horse has bolted.

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Re: US Government Orders Removal of Defcad 3D-Gun Designs

A minute late & a dollar short on that one U.S. Gov.______

good job.

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Re: US Government Orders Removal of Defcad 3D-Gun Designs

too late for that

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Re: US Government Orders Removal of Defcad 3D-Gun Designs

I lost it at the first quoted paragraph!

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until he could prove he had not broken laws governing shipping weapons overseas by putting the files online
This is great!

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Re: US Government Orders Removal of Defcad 3D-Gun Designs

Nobody should be able to "print" guns in their own home. If you want to make your own guns go to Home Depot or take gunsmith lessons and use fucking metal.

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Re: US Government Orders Removal of Defcad 3D-Gun Designs

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Nobody should be able to "print" guns in their own home. If you want to make your own guns go to Home Depot or take gunsmith lessons and use fucking metal.
While I agree to an extent, the govt has only themselves to blame for this. Next time don't try to fuck with our 2nd amendment. I find their gun control failure hilarious. Take that!

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Re: US Government Orders Removal of Defcad 3D-Gun Designs

How far are we from replicator technology really...?

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How far are we from replicator technology really...?
Pretty far it seems.

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Re: US Government Orders Removal of Defcad 3D-Gun Designs

Kind of pointless...

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