Cody Wilson's 100% 3D-Printed Liberator HandGun: 50,000+ Downloads in ONE Day!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 16:42
“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.
MIRROR, Non-Flash Prompt, courtesy of Adam1MC: https://www.yousendit.com/download/UVJoK2VzNnk0b0ROTzhUQw
For more in-depth coverage & DP Thread:
FORBES: Cody Wilson keeps his Promise; The Liberator, the World's 1st 100% 3D Printed FireArm!
Cody Wilson on Lou Dobbs, yesterday, May 7, 2013, and WH/Soros' Media Matters in a full freak-out mode, vs. Cody & Co.:
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:
Andy Greenberg of FORBES mag who was there from prototype to first firing of the Liberator interviewed on PBS:
New Yorker, not exactly a hitpiece, not a praise, but sorta, kinda...just, blah:
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.
According to soon-to-be Austin, TX resident Robert Farago, the proprietor of world's most popular gun blog The Truth About Guns.com, the DHS/corporatist contractor actually emailed Cody about obtaining a few...for what? Who knows...
DHS Wants Defense Distributed’s Plastic Gun
Posted on May 8, 2013 by Dan Zimmerman
RF and Nick did their best to keep Austin weird last night by
schmoozingdining with Defense Distributed’s main brain, Cody Wilson. Among the interesting tidbits they pried out of him thanks to the liberal application of great food and French wine is that Big Sis wants one of his guns. That’s right, DHS wants to give a Liberator the full going over, no doubt to see how well the TSA’s blue-gloved gropers who man airport security operations can ID a printed plastic handgun. Here’s their email exchange . . .
On May 7, 2013 12:58 PM, “Levine, Bob” wrote:
We are contractors for a government agency and hold an FFL license for them. We have been instructed find out what the cost to purchase this gun would be along with time frame for delivery.
Hopefully you can respond asap as we have a presentation to give
From: Cody Wilson
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 2:03 PM
To: Levine, Bob
Subject: Re: liberator- TSA requirement
The gun is not for sale. It is an experimental prototype. I’ll lend or make you one of you like, but better to put them in contact with me.
From: “Levine, Bob”
Date: May 7, 2013 1:24 PM
Subject: RE: liberator- TSA requirement
To: “Cody Wilson”
Thank you for the quick response.
Have forwarded your response to the PM- will let you know if there is anything we will need