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FORBES: Cody Wilson keeps his Promise; The Liberator, the World's 1st 100% 3D Printed FireArm!


This Is The World's First Entirely 3D-Printed Gun (Photos)

The 3D-printed gun that Cody Wilson calls the "Liberator." (Credit: Michael Thad Carter for Forbes)

To Liberty!

** Except for the firing pin and barrel (as to comply w/1988 Undetectable Firearms Act), it's 100% 3D-printed polymer. Looks aside, the point is the proof of concept. To that end, it's a success:

All sixteen pieces of the Liberator prototype were printed in ABS plastic with a Dimension SST printer from 3D printing company Stratasys, with the exception of a single nail that’s used as a firing pin. The gun is designed to fire standard handgun rounds, using interchangeable barrels for different calibers of ammunition.

And predictably, it already has a traitorous Constitutionally clueless public servant 'up in arms:'

Update: Defense Distributed’s political opponents aren’t waiting around for its printable gun to be finished and uploaded before calling for it to be banned. Congressman Steve Israel issued a press release Friday responding to this story: “Security checkpoints, background checks, and gun regulations will do little good if criminals can print plastic firearms at home and bring those firearms through metal detectors with no one the wiser,” his statement reads. “When I started talking about the issue of plastic firearms months ago, I was told the idea of a plastic gun is science-fiction. Now that this technology is proven, we need to act now to extend the ban [on] plastic firearms.”


This Is The World's First Entirely 3D-Printed Gun (Photos)

Andy Greenberg, Forbes Staff
5/03/2013 @ 7:00AM |112,931 views

Eight months ago, Cody Wilson set out to create the world’s first entirely 3D-printable handgun.

Now he has.

Early next week, Wilson, a 25-year University of Texas law student and founder of the non-profit group Defense Distributed, plans to release the 3D-printable CAD files for a gun he calls “the Liberator,” pictured in its initial form above. He’s agreed to let me document the process of the gun’s creation, so long as I don’t publish details of its mechanics or its testing until it’s been proven to work reliably and the file has been uploaded to Defense Distributed’s online collection of printable gun blueprints at Defcad.org.

** For those who may not be familiar, the name "Liberator" is an homage to the stamped steel, single shot .45ACP pistol manufactured by GM's lamp division for OSS; they airdropped these to WWII Resistance fighters in occupied territories. The intended use was for the freedom fighter to get up close and personal with a Nazi scum, shoot them from behind, and to arm themselves with more significant firepower by taking their Mausers, assault rifles & SMGs as battlefield pickups.

UPDATE 1: Chucky Schumer whines

Courtesy of DeMolay:

Schumer: U.S. needs to block 3D plastic guns like ‘The Liberator’ from Defense Distributed
Nonprofit group is about to release blueprints on web. Schumer says the ramifications of untraceable guns is 'stomach-churning.'

By Edgar Sandoval / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 2:27 PM

Photo: Norman Y. Lono

The future just got a lot scarier.

A Texas company is set to release blueprints online that could be used to make a plastic gun with a 3D printer, Sen. Charles Schumer warned Sunday.

The non-profit, Defense Distributed, announced last week it made a working plastic gun using a 3D printer - and said it plans to post the blueprints for “The Liberator” online this week.

UPDATE 2: It's Here. It's Ready. Download, TODAY!

Liberator - Dawn of the Wiki Weapons


http://youtu.be/drPz6n6UXQY

DownLoad HERE: http://defcad.org/defcad-mega-pack/
** As of Sunday May 5, 2013 11pm PST, the file has not been uploaded yet. Check back soon.
http://defcad.org/liberator/
Download: http://defcad.org/wp-content/download.php?id=193

DXLiberty
Published on May 5, 2013

3D Printing's First Killer App. Download at DEFCAD.org

UPDATE 3:

World's First 3D Printed Gun Successfully Fired In The US

http://youtu.be/6QTp363DoIY
** Man shaking Cody's hand is his father.

selfownership1
Published on May 6, 2013

May 6th
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22421185

This video may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes only. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law.
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Working gun made with 3D printer

By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service, Texas
6 May 2013 Last updated at 02:38 ET

The BBC's Rebecca Morelle saw the 3D-printed gun's first test in Austin, Texas

The world's first gun made with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in the US.

The controversial group which created the firearm, Defense Distributed, plans to make the blueprints available online.

The group has spent a year trying to create the firearm, which was successfully tested on Saturday at a firing range south of Austin, Texas.

Anti-gun campaigners have criticised the project.

UPDATE 4: DOWNLOAD, TODAY!!!

** Correction: Looks like the Barrel itself is plastic, as well!

http://defcad.org/liberator/
Download: http://defcad.org/wp-content/download.php?id=193

LIBERATOR

Author: Defense Distributed

UPDATE 5:

The first ever hand-firing of the world's first fully 3D-printed gun

http://youtu.be/k_wfF9pZZlo
Meet The 'Liberator': Test-Firing The World's First Fully 3D-Printed Gun

Andy Greenberg, Forbes Staff
5/05/2013 @ 5:30PM |171,061 views

http://b-i.forbesimg.com/andygreenberg/files/2013/05/liberat...
Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson, holding the world's first fully 3D-printed gun. (Credit: Michael Thad Carter for Forbes)

“Alright. One…two…”

Before “three” arrives, a shot reverberates across the overcast central Texas landscape. A tall, sandy blond engineer named John has just pulled a twenty-foot length of yellow string tied to a trigger, which has successfully fired the world’s first entirely 3D-printed gun for the very first time, rocketing a .380 caliber bullet into a berm of dirt and prairie brush.

“Fuckin’ A!” yells John, who has asked me not to publish his full name. He hurries over to examine the firearm bolted to an aluminum frame. But the first to get there is Cody Wilson, a square-jawed and stubbled 25 year-old in a polo shirt and baseball cap. John may have pulled the trigger, but the gun is Wilson’s brainchild. He’s spent more than a year dreaming of its creation, and dubbed it “the Liberator” in an homage to the cheap, one-shot pistols designed to be air-dropped by the Allies over France during its Nazi occupation in World War II.

Unlike the original, steel Liberator, though, Wilson’s weapon is almost entirely plastic: Fifteen of its 16 pieces have been created inside an $8,000 second-hand Stratasys Dimension SST 3D printer, a machine that lays down threads of melted polymer that add up to precisely-shaped solid objects just as easily as a traditional printer lays ink on a page. The only non-printed piece is a common hardware store nail used as its firing pin.

Remote test-firing the world's first fully 3D-printed gun

http://youtu.be/qbKJYmTJkEU
Andy Greenberg
Published on May 6, 2013


100% Polymer Barrel: The Liberator's barrel after firing.

TestFiring1

http://youtu.be/f27upu8eqkE

Andy Greenberg
Published on May 6, 2013


CAD Rendering: The screen of a Defense Distributed laptop showing the printable blueprint for the Liberator's body.


The second-hand Stratasys Dimension SST that Defense Distributed used to print the Liberator. It fills close to half of the group's tiny 38-square-foot workshop space (Note: The 3D Printer is a StrataSys, the same company that pulled the lease, and confiscated 3D Printer from Cody.)

Additional Media Coverage:

Mashable.com: Is Downloading and Manufacturing a 3D-Printed Gun Illegal?
GEEK.com: 3D printed gun gets test fired, but is far from safe
NewsRoom NJ: Will 3D Printer-Made Guns Be Part Of The Next Gun Legislation That Gets Shot Down?
ARS Technica.com: 3D printed handgun available for download after successful test-firings

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UPDATE 6:

The Liberator, WikiWeapons DeveloperBlog on Tumblr:

I’ll be annotating this post throughout the day. Anyone may use these photos for any purpose. Please attribute to Defense Distributed.

Notable Pix:

Swappable barrels in switchable calibers:

Polymer 'springs' & Trigger Group/Block:

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UPDATE 7: Additional The Tech Feed & CNN Coverage

The 3D-Printed Gun is Here to Stay

http://youtu.be/FG0fJWqtvpk
Tech Feed
Published on May 6, 2013

Defense Distributed has released blueprints for the first fully functional 3D-printed gun, named, "The Liberator." Annie explores the legality of producing firearms at home. She also takes a look at both the creators and opponents of these 3D printed weapons.

Host: Annie Gaus
Producer: Lauren Rudser
Associate Producers: Todd Boudreaux, Chastity Vicencio
Editor: Frank Knight

CNN Explains: 3-D printing

http://youtu.be/e0rYO5YI7kA
CNN
Published on May 6, 2013

CNN's Laurie Segall explains what 3-D printing is and why it matters.

3-D printer makes working gun

http://youtu.be/9ReYUgKrJs4
CNN
Published on May 6, 2013

CNN's Emily Schmidt explains how a 3-D printer was used to make a plastic gun that fires real bullets.

3D gun printed and fired

http://youtu.be/rej9n3CDtRY
CNN
Published on May 6, 2013

Group successfully prints and fires 3D gun, Rep. Steve Israel, D-New York, introduces legislation restricting 3D guns.

Sen. Schumer takes aim at 3-D-printed guns

http://youtu.be/y8bSOyXKbsQ
CNN
Published on May 6, 2013

Sen. Charles Schumer wants to extend the law that prohibits the manufacture of guns that can slip past metal detectors.

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UPDATE 8:

Separate Thread: Cody Wilson's 100% 3D-Printed Liberator HandGun: 50,000+ Downloads in ONE Day!

“The U.S. government puts guns in the hands of terrorists — then waxes about the children” - Cody Wilson, Co-Founder of Defense Distributed/DefCAD.org

Gun lovers download printable gun 50,000 times on its first day — and NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly is alarmed
Untraceable gun alarms lawmakers and law enforcers. 'The Liberator' can be sneaked onto planes.

By Christina Boyle AND Bill Hutchinson
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 2:31 AM

The first downloadable gun has gone viral.

The plastic firearm that can be churned out on a 3-D printer and easily assembled was downloaded at least 50,000 times Monday, according to the self-described anarchist who made it available for free online.

Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed, a collective of gun advocates, said the most downloads were done in Spain followed by the United States.

Download Yours Today, here: http://defcad.org/liberator/
http://defcad.org/wp-content/download.php?id=193

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UPDATE 9:

Cody Wilson on Lou Dobbs, yesterday, May 7, 2013, and WH/Soros' Media Matters in a full freak-out mode, vs. Cody & Co.:

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/05/08/amazing-foxs-dobbs-p...

Direct .mp4 download: http://cloudfront.mediamatters.org/static/clips/2013/05/07/3...

The GE WarMachine's Propagandist-whore Rachel Maddow feigning indignance and pathetically smearing Cody & Co as "publicity stunt guys" as if her ACTING and working for GE...isn't? Then again, there isn't a single example of living hypocrisy that statists don't love:

http://youtu.be/RGQicFgcBWY

Additional Coverage:

Andy Greenberg of FORBES mag who was there from prototype to first firing of the Liberator interviewed on PBS:

http://youtu.be/dsV9_CjP2yI

New Yorker, not exactly a hitpiece, not a praise, but sorta, kinda...just, blah:

A Gun, a Printer, an Ideology

May 7, 2013
Posted by Jacob Silverman

Last summer, Cody Wilson, a law student at the University of Texas at Austin, announced plans to design and print a working gun using a 3-D printer, a device that can quickly produce simple, solid objects out of melted plastic from digital schematics. Last weekend, Wilson accomplished his dream: he successfully fired his self-designed plastic handgun, called the Liberator, at a private gun range north of Austin. You can now download the design on the Web site of Defense Distributed, the nonprofit organization that Wilson established with some like-minded compatriots.

In a technology industry notorious for unearned epochal pronouncements, it’s tempting to say that this development doesn’t mean much. After all, the United States is already awash in firearms, and it’s relatively easy and affordable to procure a gun far more powerful than the one that Wilson demonstrated. But Wilson’s project is significant—and not only because 3-D printing hobbyists all over the world will now be able to modify and manufacture their own cheap, virtually untraceable guns. More important is what Wilson’s work and the “Wiki Weapon” community at large represent: the fusion of ultra-libertarian politics and a prophesied manufacturing revolution fuelled by 3-D printing.

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Yes, I don't see a material

Yes, I don't see a material difference in the philosophies that came out of the "post Marxist experience" as Cody puts it, and no liberty lover should.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Love how I am marked down by 4 or 5 posters over socialism

I love how I am marked down by 4 or 5 posters as against all types of socialism or anything that emerges from Marxism.

On a libertarian site!

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

You'd have a better chance with spud guns.

Just what do these Anarchists think they're going to do with their Lego-guns anyway? I can go out and buy better guns right now.

Are you going to start killing people because you think you finally have a weapon?

I just don't understand the logic behind promoting this unless the whole point is to regulate 3D printing and make sure it stays out of an Anarchists (Closet Marxists) violent little hands. Are Anarchists their own worst enemies or ours?

Pick up the Lego-gun Anarchist. I dare you...

The point is

This is something regular people can make at home if they do confiscate guns.

They were used in ww2 in Europe so people could assassinate soldiers and take their arms. This isn't a combat pistol, it just allows you to arm yourself with the enemies weapon.

Saying all Anarchists are Marxists is just a plain ignorant statement.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."

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You are speaking with the most consistently idiotic poster here.

He has had the difference between Anarcho-Capitalism and Anarcho-Communism explained to him in great detail, too many times by too many people, and he never learns.

I don't even waste my time with him anymore.

He is a lost cause, doomed to wallow in his own ignorance for the rest of his natural life.

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"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard

This is all Anarchists can offer people:

Pointless ridicule and slogans.

It's all just Anarcho-Bullshit from a bunch of two faced liars and frauds like you who can't defend their ideology because it doesn't represent their true agenda.

There's no legitimate way to defend Anarcho-"Communism"-Syndicalism, just as there's no way to defend Anarcho-"Capitalism". They're both just just euphemisms used to hide behind, and those who hide behind them can't tell you what they actually are. All they can tell you is that they want destruction and chaos.

I'm telling people what you are Anarchist, a fraud and liar, and I love that all you can do is run your pathetic Anarchist mouth.

Pick up that plastic Lego-Gun Anarchist. Become the Sovereign ruler you were meant to be! Do it COWARD!!!

This is all an Asshole can offer people:

Pointless ridicule and slogans.

It's all just Asshole-Bullshit from a bunch of two faced liars and frauds like you who can't defend their ideology because it doesn't represent their true agenda.

There's no legitimate way to defend Asshole-Syndicalism, just as there's no way to defend Dickhead-Assholism. They're both just just euphemisms used to hide behind, and those who hide behind them can't tell you what they actually are. All they can tell you is that they want destruction and chaos.

I'm telling people what you are Asshole, a fraud and liar, and I love that all you can do is run your pathetic Asshole mouth.

Pick up that plastic Lego-Gun Asshole. Become the Sovereign ruler you were meant to be! Do it COWARD!!!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

So if a gun can be confiscated, why not your 3D printer?

So if a gun can be confiscated, why not your 3D printer?

Do you think you're going to arm a mob of monkey dunces who'll protect you while you print weapons for them? We'll stomp their asses into jelly while they cling to their Lego-Guns for salvation.

I wouldn't let an Anarchist own a 3D printer at this point. What are you going to do with your Lego-Gun? Defend yourself? You can buy better guns right now. With a small scale machine shop you could make far better guns, faster and cheaper.

The problem isn't that we lack weapons, it's we lack people who know how to use a weapon to defend liberty.

I don't trust an Anarchist with a gun, because in their mind there's no legitimate purpose for government, but they want to replace government with their own wallets. They want to buy collective force in a free market of violence yet condemn collectivism as evil. They are self aware servants to what they define as evil. They're two faced frauds. They covet power, and here they are promoting Lego-Guns.

They want to sit at the levers of power while telling people the levers of power can only be used to serve evil purposes. Power can only serve evil purposes in the hands of an Anarchist, and they want that power.

dude...you've so missed the

dude...you've so missed the point. You'll have to figure this one out on your own.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

What point? You can make better weapons in your garage.

"You'll have to figure this one out on your own."

Why, because you can't make a point? I'd be afraid to make the point behind printing weapons too. It will blow up in your face.

I could make far better weapons in my garage. The point behind 3D printing is Anarchists think they're going to arm a mob of two faced Communists along with the people they view as useful dunces.

If your gun can be confiscated, why not your 3D printer?

The only legitimate answer to that is Anarchists think they have a weapon they can use to "liberate" themselves by arming a mob to protect them.

Yet, the mob is already armed to the teeth. Americans have plenty of guns and far superior to the Lego-Nator.

Again. What do you think you're going to do with your Lego-Gun, because that's where things get complicated?

is it me or does the trigger look broken

Anyway, this is good news.

you were/are right:

looking at the parts pix, the trigger was clearly broken:

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

yeah, I thought so too, but IF it's not a broken prototype,

the trigger design could be one of "press-up" more than "pull-toward you"-design.

suppose the design itself could've been crowd-sourced, like this one:

though, I kinda remember hearing him in an interview that the one depicted in the Forbes article is mostly the DEFCAD team's own design.

It's a great proof of concept though.

Still, I'd have preferred it, had the grip-design not looked like they simply lifted it off a stock AR Grip, and modified it ever so lightly. but that's just me. lol.

PS. I cannot get over nerd-laughing over the cross-section cut of the barrel profile: it's a dang penis with balls! LOL

ach heck, with all these things as long as 'cycling a next round'-loading system isn't the purpose of a given design, all you need is a tube that will stay intact for at least a single firing cycle, with a 'breech' that will hold the cartridge steady enough to strike it with some pin.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

hemp plastic over dupont

hemp plastic over dupont plastic!!

Ron Paul 2016

YES!

how lovely would it be to be able use domestically made hemp-based plastics to 3D print your custom parts, items and projects!

but alas... the 'wonders' and 'magic' of corporatist govt regulations preventing individual prosperity....

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

3D printing is an amazing

3D printing is an amazing technology. It will be the biggest technical revolution since the internet once it achieves mass consumer status. I have family heavily involved with this stuff, and we're almost to that point. 15 years from now, anybody who can own a computer will be able to own a pretty good 3D printer. Plates, utensils, tools and even gun parts can be printed off in your home on a mass scale in just over a decade.

Cody has invented - A zip gun! (and plastic).

So Cody, the self proclaimed Marxist on the Alex Jones show, has re-invented a zip gun, and a really useless looking plastic one at that.

Meanwhile, the self proclaimed marxist will argue with congressman Steve Israel over this scary new (useless plastic making) technology, over something that has been doable for hundreds of years, since guns aren't a new technology, and zip guns aren't new, - hoping to get it outlawed.

Standard procedure. Create inflammatory rhetoric, argue both sides, introduce new solution.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

If you think Cody, a Market-Anarchist (AnCap), is a "Marxist,"

then you clearly don't know what/whom Murray Rothbard, Walter Block, or Tom Woods is.

Please, watch the interview, again:

Printable 3D Gun Creator Meets Alex Jones

http://youtu.be/XK6EeSooo7k
TheAlexJonesChannel
Published on Mar 20, 2013

Alex welcomes crypto-anarchist and law student Cody Wilson who developed and published open source gun designs suitable for 3D printing. Cody will join Alex in-studio.
http://defensedistributed.com/

The specific purposes for which this corporation is organized are: To defend the civil liberty of popular access to arms as guaranteed by the United States Constitution and affirmed by the United States Supreme Court, through facilitating global access to, and the collaborative production of, information and knowledge related to the 3D printing of arms; and to publish and distribute, at no cost to the public, such information and knowledge in promotion of the public interest.

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Cody's educational and philosophic background story discussion start around 10:30, but the relevant portion to your "Marxist" accusation start around 10:52 mark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=XK6...

TRANSCRIPT:

AJ: Who are your political Heroes? I mean, what woke you up?

CW: Ha ha ha. I like Camus**, man. I like... Michel Foucault I like...ah...French Social Theorists; the people that aren't typically named by Americans, I guess.

But ah...I like people who..who just tried to radicalize [as in: of or pertaining to the root of a word or matter] students and conservatives and say: 'You know what? Things are about liberty. They're not about politics. They're not about Democrats...

(interrupted)

AJ: I agree.

(overtalk)

CW: (Continuing) ...and Republicans. It's about Liberty.' And...

(interrupt)

AJ: It's about 'Are you for freedom, or are you not?'

CW: Yes, 'are you gonna resist? or...'

(interrupt, overtalk)

AJ: They want to make it about 'Left' and 'Right' to confuse it and muddle it.

CW: Precisely, so...I'm an anarchist [Cody can't get any more clearer than that!] and the anarchist tradition is something I read a lot about, lately. So, you 'could say' anarchism is the school that I subscribe to. But, I believe that, that's a very rich school and a neglected school, ESPECIALLY POST-Marxist experience.

There's a lot of cool things happening in the world on the internet, right now, that's...you're gonna make Marxism *scoffs* not irrelevant, but anarchism VERY RELEVANT.

AJ: Well, I mean as you know Marx and others actually talked about total manufacturing, you know private factories and how that would empower everybody, but the Globalists have actually used it, as a way to control the means of production, with the cheap production, but then have...sell our souls for baubels...and so they've kinda reversed that whole paradigm.

CW: This is the problem with "Progressivism," which tries to identify itself as "Leftist." And, I don't think it is! Because all they love is MONOPOLY capitalism; they say: 'Well, we're all about "equality"...but let's control it with corporations and the govt!'

You know...right? It's RIDICULOUS to me! You know, so I think in many meaningful ways, I'm a REAL 'Leftist' [Classical Liberal, ie. libertarian in contemporary parlance], and these "Progressives" aren't, and these "Liberals" aren't! They're all...N..Neither parties in America challenges...

(interrupted)

AJ: Well...a [Classical] "liberal" would want the individual to be totally empowered. Instead, these people are the opposite; they're more like Borg, or space aliens.

CW: Right! They [the fake liberals/Progressives/Marxists/Socialists/Statists] believe: 'I can empower you the best...by empowering you at the end of a barrel of some institutional gun.'

(Cody, now fingering a 'gun gesture,' jokingly) You know: 'you're gonna be, you're gonna be "equal," or else!' LOL Ha ha ha! You know?

AJ: (agreeing) But then, they don't; all they create is division: turn on MSNBC.

CW: Yeah, it's lazy...it's lazy moralisms disguised as meaningful politics.

AJ: Exactly! They 'claim' they're all these nice thing, when they're monsters.

CW: Yeah for...probable... Well, and they believe: 'Well, the most efficient way we can get things done, is to uh...centralize power, and force you to do things!'

Because it's just ah... it's just...(gesturing like a God's hand is throwing candies down to the humans below) Socialism from above. You know?

** A note on Camus: Too long of a discussion on the overlap and separation between Anarcho-Capitalists and Anarcho-Syndicalists, but it is history, and it is what it is. However, it's a common mistake in the simpleton-accommodating 2sec attention-span pigsty that pass for political discussion these days, it's easy to say 'Look! Look! He's got that author's book on his shelf, so he must worship him. So he must be a _____!' So, it'd be a moot point to discern the nuances to those who've never read given authors' works in question; just because one reads an author, does not make one his automatic 'disciple.' It's like if you read the Communist Manifesto for research, and had it on your bookshelf, and someone saw you with it, would they be correct to assume that you're a Marxist commie? Right, no Shiite.

Camus joined the French Communist Party in the spring of 1935, seeing it as a way to "fight inequalities between Europeans and 'natives' in Algeria." He did not suggest he was a Marxist or that he had read Das Kapital, but did write that "[w]e might see communism as a springboard and asceticism that prepares the ground for more spiritual activities."[9] In 1936, the independence-minded Algerian Communist Party (PCA) was founded. Camus joined the activities of the Algerian People's Party (Le Parti du Peuple Algérien), which got him into trouble with his Communist party comrades. As a result, in 1937 he was denounced as a Trotskyite and expelled from the party. Camus went on to be associated with the French anarchist movement.

The anarchist André Prudhommeaux first introduced him at a meeting in 1948 of the Cercle des Étudiants Anarchistes (Anarchist Student Circle) as a sympathiser familiar with anarchist thought. Camus wrote for anarchist publications such as Le Libertaire, La révolution Proletarienne and Solidaridad Obrera (Workers' Solidarity, the organ of the anarcho-syndicalist CNT (National Confederation of Labor)). Camus stood with the anarchists when they expressed support for the uprising of 1953 in East Germany. He again allied with the anarchists in 1956, first in support of the workers’ uprising in Poznań, Poland, and then later in the year with the Hungarian Revolution.

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So, in what universe does any of that comport to your following assertion:

So Cody, the self proclaimed Marxist on the Alex Jones show

Where or when does Cody Wilson ever "self-proclaim" to be a "Marxist," especially when Cody clearly stated this?

I'm an anarchist and the anarchist tradition is something I read a lot about, lately. So, you 'could say' anarchism is the school that I subscribe to.

EPIC Fail.

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If you do want to explore more, or at least argue with some proficiency against those whom you find to be disdainful (LOL), ie those who find French social theorists to be intellectually interesting, check out some of the following links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-structuralist
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antihumanism

Post-structuralism and deconstruction

[Some overlap and similarities to the Misesian Praxeology/human action and nature, with individual primacy, and decentralization as preferable mode of interaction]

Post-structuralists such as Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida rejected structuralism's insistence on fixed meaning, its privileging of a meta-linguistic standpoint;[24] but continued all the more to problematize the human subject, favouring the term "the decentered subject" which implies the absence of human agency. Derrida, arguing that the fundamentally ambiguous nature of language makes intention unknowable, attacked Enlightenment perfectionism, and condemned as futile the existentialist quest for authenticity in the face of the all-embracing network of signs.[25] He stressed repeatedly that "the subject is not some meta-linguistic substance or identity, some pure cogito of self-presence; it is always inscribed in language".[26]

Foucault challenged the foundational aspects of Enlightenment humanism,[27] as well as their strategic implications, arguing that they either produced counter-emancipatory results directly, or matched increased 'freedom' with increased and disciplinary normatization.[28]

His anti-humanist scepticism extended to attempts to ground theory in human feeling, as much as in human reason, maintaining that both were historically contingent constructs, rather than the universals humanism maintained.[29]

So, in closing, just because someone subscribes to, academically studies, reads, researches, comprehends intellectual nuances and can discern, compare and contrast ideas, philosophies, and authors that may not be familiar to you, or even simply dislike, does not automatically make him a "Marxist."

Now, I would agree with you, that at this specific juncture, to those who've never worked in manufacturing or industrial design, of course, they'd say: 'What's the big deal, when we already have cheap complete, reliable guns for less than $250, like SCCY, or many ComBloc guns on the market like Makarov, CZ52, and Tokarev, etc. in similar or cheaper price range? Not to mention, DIY 1-shot throwaway zipgun can be had for less than $20 for anyone with an internet connection, and a ride to the local Home Depot.'

But, like I said, it's a "proof of concept."

That's the whole point: the technology is here. This is what can already be done with this particular technology. It's as IF to say: 'Dear Statists control-freaks, dare to extrapolate this technological trajectory, against your feckless control-freak regulatory urge?'

Agreed, ABS is crap. But, polymers are 'recipes.' With further 3D-printhead refinements/temperature control, binder recipe; better balance between right amount of elastomer mix/'recipe,' anyone who understands polymers or manufacturing/industrial design in general, can see plainly where this is headed: no limits.

Wait until you see a 3D Graphene/Carbon-Nanotube 'Printer,' now, from the out-of-reach-for-most $100,000~$5 Million specialized kilns, to somewhere in the near future, less than $6,000 'desktop' versions, at this current trajectory.

Then, all this discussion about how 'It's useless! It's a Lego-Gun!' blah blah blah, will be moot and irrelevant.

The Genie's already out of the bottle. Once Graphenes/Carbon NanoTube tech becomes ubiquitous like desktop inkjet printers, let alone the $300~$20,000 3D-Printers of today, it's gonna be a different world, altogether.

The only limit is time and imagination.

Frankly, aside from the fact that you don't think 3D-printed guns or the 3D-print technology itself for that matter, at this juncture, is that 'big' of a deal, would you really characterize Cody Wilson with such equal disdain, if you knew he were some paleo-conservative and not a self-described Crypto-Anarchist?

I doubt it.

So, would it be safe to say that your real qualm is your automatic stereotype of Cody, as your imaginary Marxist, not the technology itself?

3D printing tech is fast evolving and developing and improving as we speak. It's not gonna give a fcuk whether you or even I like it or not.

Ride the surf or ignore it, my friend. Makes no difference to me, or it.

But, do care to understand other philosophies, especially if you're gonna be so vested in mis-characterizing someone who is an ally to the r3VOLution, as a "Marxist," when it's laughably clear that you utterly imagined the very interview you pointed to, as a 'proof' that he "self-proclaimed" to be a "Marxist."

Alex never once thought Cody was or is a Marxist. Want more proof? Watch their earlier conversation:

Breaking Gamechanger: Printable Gun Magazines


http://youtu.be/XKAaO26FAvA

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Published on Jan 15, 2013

What just a few months ago was dismissed as a pipe dream or wishful thinking has today become a reality that will no doubt take the gun control debate, not just nationally but worldwide, to a whole new level.

Infowars.com has been reporting on this 3D printing innovator's amazing work over the last few months. As Infowars breaks this story online, we wonder if the dinosaur press will realize the incredible significance of this -- this technological development will circumvent unconstitutional magazine bans and could end the huge shortages we're seeing. The future is now.

In November's issue of Infowars Magazine, we wrote about Defense Distributed, a non-profit thinktank experimenting with the revolutionary technology of desktop 3D printing.

Defense Distributed's goal is to provide a website that anyone in the world could visit to download the files needed to literally print out a working firearm, aptly dubbed a "wiki weapon," using a 3D printer, a technology that's already available to the average citizen and is also becoming increasingly affordable.

http://www.infowars.com/ar-30-round-magazines-now-available-...

PS. Here, in the meantime, to ease the 'It's an F'ng LegoGun'-dismissives, you can borrow your friend's or local "HackerSpace" workshop's 3D printer and print yourself your very own AK mag for around, or less than the cost of a price of a stock 'windowless' Pmag, even with the cost of separate left over spring and non-tilt follower, if you have one hanging around:


http://youtu.be/0tVwhmfV1bU

Oh right. But, seeing as how it seems like you don't like anything Commie related, you could just stick to Eugene Stoner's AR; if it's good enough for a registered NFA full-auto sear-ed lower, it should be good enough for any M4gery:


http://youtu.be/dGTriDDUpUk

But...but...but... I thought he was some Marxist asshole who only made useless zipguns! LOL!!

I'm sorry, have you made available a printable AR lower, a reliably feeding AK AND an AR mag design digital files, for free, to the entire world?

http://defcad.org/defcad-mega-pack/

No? Right. Thought so.O)

Cody's actually pretty brilliant kid. Check out his interview with Vice.com crew, his presentation at the 2012 London BitCoin Conferenece, and a local YAL sponsored event:

Cody Wilson interviewed by Vice.com; Debut Podcast - 3D Printed Guns - April 9, 2013

Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 11:08

Cody Wilson on 3D-Printed Guns: VICE Podcast 001


http://youtu.be/aTYWGrfo-ao

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Published on Apr 9, 2013

The VICE Podcast is a weekly unedited discussion where we go inside the minds of some of the most interesting, creative, and bizarre people we come across in the VICE universe. This week, Vice's Eddy Moretti sits down with Cody Wilson, the focus of the Motherboard documentary "Click, Print, Gun." Listen as they discuss the recent press coverage of his 3D printable gun, as well as the controversy surrounding the piece.

Watch the full MOTHERBOARD documentary on Cody here: http://bit.ly/3D-Printed-Guns

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Some additional info on Cody Wilson & his thinking process:

Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 15:52. Permalink

Cody is actually a BRILLIANT communicator of complex and nuanced voluntaryist ideas and liberty/freedom philosophies, as exhibited in this recent Alex Jones' InfoWars Nightly News interview; quite the intellectual lyricist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKAaO26FAvA

And, check him out at last year's London BitCoin Conference, also attended by Max Keiser and "Free Software" pioneer Richard Stallman:

Cody Wilson "gun printing as a humanism" Bitcoin Conference 2012
London Bitcoin Conference Q&A
Cody Wilson Talks about Defence Distributed

Cody did express a bit of dismay at the typical sheepish European attitude toward guns, even at a BitCoin conference, where proponents of 'disruptive' technologies in the very much tech/crypto-anarchist traditions were convening to discuss.

AVTM: Cody Wilson - Pioneering 3D printing guns

At a 2012 Young Americans for Liberty meeting:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3zx8kyVtGM
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTTbkcj3JA4

With more Cody Wilsons of the world, the liberty movement and the world will be in a good shape, for years to come.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Hes not a self confessed

Hes not a self confessed marxist stop trolling with this shit. And yeah the plastic is not the great its just proof of concept however it is functional. Wait till carbon fiber printers become the norm and they will this technology for the average person is just in its infancy..

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BS he's not.

All Anarchists are closet Communists selling Communism as voluntary. He let it slip out during the Alex Jones clip. He is what he is. Anarchists are two faced liars and frauds trying to use people. They need a mob to hide in and think liberty minded people are a mob of "monkey dunces" here to dance to their tune.

Apparently the Lego-Nator is their weapon of choice.

If I see one, I know I'll be looking at an Anarchist (a Closet-Communist) who thinks they're going to arm a mob of monkey dunces. What are you going to do with your Lego-Gun Anarchist? Start murdering Americans? Are you Anarchists really just the warlord wannabes I've been warning people about?

Anarchism is indefensible and fails for the same reasons voluntary Communism fails. The reason it fails is connected to the reason Anarchists aren't willing to pay for justice. They don't know why Governments are created in the first place. They're blind to the consequences of failure. Ultimately Communism only serves two purposes, to destroy a society, or put a Communist jack boot on societies neck.

I don't have any interest in turning a blind eye to these frauds.

Eventually you have to see people for what they are when they don't have the ability to recognize the consequences of their agenda; Judas Goats. Those unforeseen consequences need to be recognized as their true purpose. Anarchists aren't blind or stupid. They're two faced frauds.

Like I've said many times: Being an Anarchist requires a total commitment to denying objective reality.

What objective reality does promoting Lego-Guns serve: liberation or regulation?

In fact, perhaps you shouldn't call it "The Liberator", but rather "The Regulator".

This is a good posts for

This is a good post for thought. I'm sorry to see it downmarked, as were my links showing what *REAL* homemade weapons look like.

That they are downvoting practical alternatives to make real guns tells you that that is not their motive. Plastic is the motive.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

I tend to agree with you on this.

That printed gun looks like a joke. It says he used a nail for a firing pin which is OK but how did he acquire a barrel. I know the barrel doesn't have to be perfect and/or rifled for an up close shot but it does have to be close or it will have no velocity or it will jam and explode in your face.

I want to see this gun fire. If it does fire successfully, how many times will it before it falls apart in your hand?

Gun parts from 3D printers

Gun parts from 3D printers are no joke. They're just as functional and strong as other polymer guns made by gun manufacturers.

Prove it. I've looked into

Prove it.

I've looked into this technology and CNC for years. No, the plastic isn't that good. Or are you talking about something that would cost $100,000 to buy - well out of the price range of build it yourself makerbots.

You're better of building your own zip gun. You can build a really nice shotgun for about $20.

For instance, check out this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Va87gB_4AI

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Look at the documentary on

Look at the documentary on youtube where they've got an ar lower functioning for a hundred rounds. Or the magazines that now work just as good as manufactured mags.

It's true that the good printing tech is highly expensive. But the tech is being streamlined to the public as fast as possible. You'll probably see "toy" 3d printers for kids later this year. 10-15 years from now, it will be very affordable to print off very sound gun parts.

The only reason Marxists ever

The only reason Marxists ever make this much noise is when they want to outlaw something.

The plastic guns (lego gun), are not at all practical now. The amount of noise that is being generated by the self confessed Marxist Cody is not to provide a real solution - but to help his brothers in Congress.

They've pulled this same tactic HUNDREDS of times in the past. It's fake discussion.

Yes, exactly what I want. A plastic gun that might fire once.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Ok....

"Yes, exactly what I want. A plastic gun that might fire once."

As opposed to a stick, I guess?

I'm guessing bolt action firearms are something you wouldn't want as well.

Only semi or full auto for you, eh? The others just won't do. Make sure everyone knows that if shit hits the fan. Free up a weapon for someone who appreciates it.

You don't read well, do?

You don't read well, do you?

I said you could make a far better zip gun for $20, and posted a link showing one in action.

Guns have never been hard to make. They've been around hundreds of years. This Cody gun "I am a Marxist (from Alex Jones interview)", is a useless pile of plastic junk.

This is a Marxist technique to start a debate - action, reaction, solution. The plastic gun itself is worthless. It's the fiery debate they want.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

what interview does cody claim he is a marxist?

url please. I have only ever heard him call himself an Anarchist.

I don't think Cody is trying to make the end all be all plastic gun. lol It's just a proof of concept and to help spread a message. Pretty sure he said the same on the glenn beck interview he did. Obviously far better plastic guns can and will be created, as he has said so himself. Maybe in the same interview you say he claims he's a marxist.

yup, he NEVER "self-proclaimed" to be one, in the AJ interview.

if interested, my rather verbose rebuttal, lol: http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/3066088

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul