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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

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!

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UPDATE 1:

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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UPDATE 2:

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 schmoozing dining 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:

Cody
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

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Bob Levine
SRA International
Senior Director

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

From: Cody Wilson
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 2:03 PM
To: Levine, Bob
Subject: Re: liberator- TSA requirement

Bob,
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”
Cc:

Cody
Thank you for the quick response.

Have forwarded your response to the PM- will let you know if there is anything we will need

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Bob Levine
SRA International
Senior Director

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

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National Security > everything under the sun

= were fuhked

Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford

Another File Source

After witnessing that travesty of justice, I decided to do something about it. Earlier today I bought DefensePrinted.com. And uploaded the files for the Liberator, and so far the 30 Round Magazines for the AK-47 and AR-15.

I'm currently uploaded the rest of the files to the server and will have more added to public download later tomorrow.

Please visit the site!

lol, I didn't see this one, before I replied with this,

MIRROR Link, by a DailyPaul Member!

Thanks, for mirroring!

UPDATE 7: a DailyPaul Member created Mirror/Backup Download site!

Courtesy of dherik

http://DefensePrinted.com/

Check out his thread, here: Launched a website to backup the DefCad Files

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

BREAKING: DefCAD.org is COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN!!!

ALERT: Cody Wilson's DefCAD.org Shut Down! Gets State Dept/DoD's ITAR Restriction Notice!

Cody Wilson is on AJ show, LIVE. As of 11:07am PST, Thurs, May 9, 2013, while other pages at DefCAD.org seems to be working, the Liberator Page is SHUT DOWN the entire DefCAD.org is SHUT DOWN!!!

Cody's saying he WILL comply with the shut down, for the time being, as he consults with his legal team.

The Statist thugs are 'requesting' specifically, either he 'opts in, to their jurisdiction' (he is a licensee, so technically that is exactly what he 'agreed' to) or DefCAD.org is being SHUT DOWN, with the caveat that as long as 'those' specific files aren't made publicly available.

At the time of this post, DefCAD.com, the no take-down 3D print file search engine site, is still up, but busy.

Cody on the AJ show, was reading off the direct notice sent to him from State Dept arm in charge of ITAR 'regulations.'

If successful, this can have a far reaching precedence for ALL global internet and file exchanges, IP, and 'thought' freedoms in general.

http://defcad.org/liberator/

Here's a Wiki Summary on ITAR:

International Traffic in Arms Regulations

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of United States government regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List (USML).[1] These regulations implement the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), and are described in Title 22 (Foreign Relations), Chapter I (Department of State), Subchapter M of the Code of Federal Regulations. The Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) interprets and enforces ITAR. Its goal is to safeguard U.S. national security and further U.S. foreign policy objectives.[2] The related Export Administration Regulations (Code of Federal Regulations Title 15 chapter VII, subchapter C) are enforced and interpreted by the Bureau of Industry and Security in the Commerce Department. The Department of Defense is also involved in the review and approval process. Physical enforcement of import and export laws at border crossings is performed by Customs and Border Protection, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security.

For practical purposes, ITAR regulations dictate that information and material pertaining to defense and military related technologies (for items listed on the U.S. Munitions List) may only be shared with U.S. Persons unless authorization from the Department of State is received or a special exemption is used.[3] U.S. Persons (including organizations) can face heavy fines if they have, without authorization or the use of an exemption, provided foreign (non-US) persons with access to ITAR-protected defense articles, services or technical data.[4]

The U.S. Munitions List changes over time. Until 1996–1997, ITAR classified strong cryptography as arms and prohibited their export from the U.S.[5] Another change occurred as a result of Space Systems/Loral's conduct after the February 1996 failed launch of the Intelsat 708 satellite. The Department of State charged Space Systems/Loral with violating the Arms Export Control Act and the ITAR.[6][7] As a result, technology pertaining to satellites and launch vehicles became more carefully protected.

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

Article on the Shut Down

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/05/09/dod-forces-3d-gun-pri...

Gene Louis
http://www.survivaloftheslickest.com/
Supporting a Needed Tool for Government Feedback:
A Citizen-Operated Legal System.

Update

UPDATE 2:

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 schmoozing dining 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:

Cody
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

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Bob Levine
SRA International
Senior Director

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

From: Cody Wilson
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 2:03 PM
To: Levine, Bob
Subject: Re: liberator- TSA requirement

Bob,
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”
Cc:

Cody
Thank you for the quick response.

Have forwarded your response to the PM- will let you know if there is anything we will need

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Bob Levine
SRA International
Senior Director

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

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

IT'S A TRAP!

We have been instructed find out what the cost to purchase this gun would be along with time frame for delivery.

It's a trap! What keeps this legal is that it's not for sale. If Bob doesn't have appropriate licensing to manufacture it, offering it for sale puts him right in BATF's hands.

I’ll lend or make you one of you like, ...

He may already be in trouble for that line alone.

I'm glad the CAD files are already released - because if what I suspect is the government's next move occurs, it will be a long time before Cody is released.

= = = =
"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

possibly...

regardless any corporatist outfit purporting to be a DHS contractor would give me the heebie jeebies.

plus, NO ONE should do anything to ever help those UnConstitutional bastards, period. lol.

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

Alternate mirrors need to be

Alternate mirrors need to be used which do NOT require Adobe's Flash plug-in for a web browser. I can't download the file from the Mega site in New Zealand. I use a proxy as well.

Here you

thanks for the link, Adam.

updated.

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

I'll try and print it on my

I'll try and print it on my first generation Cupcake, but I doubt it comes out very well...

Unfortunately, the print is

Unfortunately, the print is way too large for my printer. There is no way I could print it other than making a tiny replica

Yes, Please!

are you planning on the same .380ACP barrel or a barrel spec-ed for .22LR??

does the DefCAD posted file include other caliber barrels?

I was actually surprised that they decided to do it for a centerfire .380ACP, and not a .22LR.

who knew ABS could hold up to at least 10shots of a centerfire round?

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

center vs. rimfire.

I was actually surprised that they decided to do it for a centerfire .380ACP, and not a .22LR.

I'm not.

It should be a lot easier on the firing pin to ding-in the center of a primer than crush the rim of a rimfire cartridge.

= = = =
"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

nope, I would actually disagree;

centerfire is a material problem.

For Cody & Co to produce 100% ABS (literally Lego plastic that was never designed to withstand high explosive temperature change) barrels that can withstand the typically higher chamber pressure required/produced by centerfire ammo, if the material/temp/process couldn't be resolved, this would never work. Though I suppose if he made an ABS barrel with a two inch sectional wall, it'd probably survive any pistol caliber. but then, the already clunky looking Liberator would more resemble the 'brick' 'cellphone' from the 1980's! LOL.

Rimfire, on the other hand, really is more of a math/geometry problem: 'spring' mass/velocity of hammer, properly aligned pin position = problem solved.

If you're familiar with Geissele triggers, you'll clearly see what I mean: the 'Mil-spec' 2-stage triggers have HUGE mass (relatively speaking) on the head of the hammer vs. a Geissele SSA.


http://youtu.be/ypb5HXdDJhc

The Geissele hammer is 'tiny' in comparison. But he solved the problem of the velocity of the 'striking mass' via geometry change. So he was able to lighten the physical mass of the hammer/trigger-group, while retaining the same amount of force required to strike/successfully ignite variety of primer manufacturers' specs.

don't know if you're into AR but check out their products at a local store or from a friend. I too were like, 'what's all this big hoopla over this guy, when there's a Timney??' Then... viola.

plus, it does not require that much force to 'crush' a rim on .22LR, especially when he's using a common Home Depot nail; all he needed to do was calculate how much force is needed to crush it, involving mass/velocity of the moving nail+force applied by the spring and hammer. Frankly, if it weren't for the 1988 Undetectable Firearms Act compliance, the design wouldn't even have the nail firing pin. From the looks of it, the design as it is now, doesn't seem to require that the nail even be made of metal. I would assume the geometry is such, one probably doesn't need a metal nail firing pin to set off a rimfire, either.

But I'm only speculating, as I'd have to see others successfully 3D print the Liberator on their own printers, to see whehter Cody & co designed it to accept different calibers in mind, seeing as how the barrels are simple 'friction fit' which would make replacing/swapping them a breeze.

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

I'm just going to print the

I'm just going to print the designs as they are. There are 16 .stl files within the .zip file. So basically, 16 different prints.

Cody's 3D printer is much nicer than mine. My build platform is only about 4"x4" so I'll have to check to see if they even fit on my platform.

yeah, until the videos came out,

I had no idea how 'big' the pistol's receiver was; suppose as separate parts, it's probably smaller, but it definitely seems to be pushing the 4"x4" boundary.

would love to see how your print out comes out!

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

WH/Soros' Media Matters in a FULL FreakOut Mode vs.Cody:

Here's Cody Wilson on Lou Dobbs, yesterday, May 7, 2013:

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

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

Here's the GE WarMachine's Propagandist WHORE Rachel Madcow 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.

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

Technology is Terrorism

This was a quote by Donny Deutsch on the Today Show this morning during the Today's Professionals segment featuring Wendy Williams, Star Jones and of course Matt Lauer.
http://www.today.com/video/today/51815507#51815507

"Liberty is the soul's right to breathe, and when it cannot take a long breath laws are girded too tight. Without liberty, man is a syncope." -Henry Ward Beecher

how much does it cost

to make these things? like nothing except for the cost of the printer, which are out way out of my price range. these guns should be available to buy cheap soon, yes?

End The Fed!
BTC: 1A3JAJwLVG2pz8GLfdgWhcePMtc3ozgWtz

the one Cody used was a used second-hand $8000 StrataSys

industrial-3D Printer; StrataSys is the same company that initially seized his 3D printer lease, in fear he was 'intent on doing something illegal,' which even prior to his ATF-mfr. license, DIY homemade guns were and are, STILL 'legal' in America, provided you use it strictly for private personal use, and you don't sell it to anyone, and NOT violate the NFA of 1934: no full auto/select-fire, no suppressors, no Short Barrel Rifle or Shotgun, etc.

there is an issue with the mini-barrel being a smooth-bore (no rifling), which MAY put it under NFA's AOW (Any/All other Weapons) prohibitive category without taxstamp, etc. So one should still check.

that said, Cody also said that he had to keep the temp. in the 3D printing chamber in some 170F range and either liquid or acetone fumes to 'smooth out' the barrel portion of the print to keep the printed layers consistent.

but since I haven't had an experience with a 3D printer in almost a decade, I have no frame of reference, personally, but suppose in theory, you can print the barrel (suppose one can't be sure if you NEED to do all the acetone stuff Cody did with his barrel printing process, until you test your version; though since any poorly speced barrel can go kaboom, I'm sure he did all that for a reason; his was for a .380ACP, perhaps a .22LR 3D-printed ABS barrel won't need the acetone process, but of course, people should do that at their own risk) in a MakerBot or RepRap or any consumer grade printer from used to new in the $300~2000 range; the rest of the Liberator can be printed now, in any 3D Printer:

http://www.dailypaul.com/255575/first-3-d-printing-store-ope...

Here's a listing for used 3D printers: http://www.3ders.org/pricecompare/3dprinters/

For more general discussion on the price range and functionality, etc. check out the comment section on this thread: http://www.dailypaul.com/277838/defcadcom-cody-strikes-back-...

Adam1MC from DailyPaul actually built his own 3D Printer!

How cool is that?

Should ask him for any additional advice. He's made his R/C plane project with 3D-printed components, public, on his YT page: http://www.youtube.com/user/adam1mc/videos

Here's another well-known OathKeeper-supporting YouTube gunnie, Artisan Tony, starting the Liberator project:

3D Printing the Liberator - Part 1 - The Trigger Spring - By Defense Distributed

http://youtu.be/AypvcGYJb-c
ArtisanTony
Published on May 6, 2013

I was so excited I had to share this. I know it is short but I hope it is cool. I will be printing the entire project and probably come up with my own version for .22 powderless ammo. I think the barrels will last longer and it will be something easier to shoot at home in a garage or shop.

Thanks to Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed for his vision and sharing it online. Credits for the CAD files can be found here http://defdist.org/ and http://defcad.org/

hope that helps, somewhat.

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

The original (WWII) Liberator

Probably this has been mentioned somewhere, but
for those who might have missed it - during WWII
a single shot pistol with a similar profile was produced
with the intention of dropping them in large numbers
into enemy occupied territory for use by local
resistance.

Few were actually distributed - production cost per
unit in WWII era dollars was $2.10:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FP-45_Liberator

yup: here are more background info and pix & the WWII homage

http://www.dailypaul.com/284391/forbes-cody-wilson-keeps-his...

my constant updates in the above link were becoming a visual clutter. lol. so had to start a new thread.)

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

over 800,000 downloads of the Liberator

When I went to download it, the message says there have been over 800,000 downloads so far.

Claire Wolfe: Can't Stop the Signal, Mal! (BrownCoats Unite! .o)

On unstoppable signals and other sunny-day thoughts

Monday, May 6th, 2013

I think this makes me the 3,456th gunblogger to “announce” Defense Distributed’s proudest new achievement, The Liberator. Although their video pairs it with images of the Liberator bomber, we know which WWII equipment they really named it after.

I believe I’m also the 1,274th blogger to immediately think (if not immediately say), “You can’t stop the signal!”

And you can’t, you know. Nobody can.

I think Cody Wilson is a brave genius — who’s cruising for a terrible fed-bruising and who’ll deserve our ardent support (and contributions to his legal defense fund) when it comes.

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

Cody Wilson...

...belongs in Rand Paul's cabinet.

man, this is old

man, this is old technology...

We saw this in 'In the Line of Fire' with Eastwood 20 years ago. :)

“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

only problem is...

keeping it out of the hands of children. Somewhere there will be a family who purchases their kid a 3d printer, kid has a grudge over a girl or getting picked on, prints this out and kills other kid unbeknownst to his parents who purchased the 3d printer so little johnny could make his own toys and science projects etc.

Indeed

Though, I see that as the parents problem exclusively. I fail to see how that effects any human over the age of 18. NO decision should be made on national level "for the kids". It's highly unfair to curtail my rights because parents choose to abscond from their parental duties.

Kids are kids for 18 years(less, but that's another argument). Adults are adults for 60+. Should we do everything for that minute time period, and destroy the 60+ years?

Kindle now offers a timer, so the kids use of kindle can be limited, "so you don't have to". Really? Am I the only one offended by that?

My advise to those who don't want to monitor their children. "Don't have kids" ;)

Just open the box and see