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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
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/

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:


Additional Coverage:

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:

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.



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:

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

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


Bob Levine
SRA International
Senior Director


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who the fk said "on a

who the fk said "on a national level" about anything or any laws or etc etc etc lol! calm down, take what i said literally not like im some neocrat geez!

Of Course

In your comment, you said "only problem is...keeping it out of the hands of children."

That has been the battle cry of "gun grabbers", and I go on alert to see it. ;)

Your comment goes on to speak of specific parents, and yes, they might have some problem, and should consider the scenario you describe if they do buy a 3d printer.

I seized the opportunity to broaden the scope of my response. Thanks. :)

I was not one of the down voters, btw. Seems I'm not the only one who fears that battle cry. ;)

Just open the box and see

or... he'll steal the car keys, pick her up and drive into a...

wall. Another scenario. There are many more I'm sure, but the printable gun is great!

true, i guess he can print

true, i guess he can print out a set of car keys and do that too.

Or maybe the kid could..

..grab a knife from the kitchen and go on a killing spree

..grab a bat from the garage and go bash some peoples heads in

..take the person to a high building and toss them off it

There are an infinite number of ways someone can harm another.

What? Do you advocate just keeping people in padded rooms for their whole lives so no one gets hurt?

The 'what about the children' sheeple are the worst kind of idiots out there.

Why do so many of the people here on DP with 'liberty' in their name know nothing of liberty and/or freedom?

i dont know anything about

i dont know anything about liberty 'cause of me saying "the ONLY problem". take whatever you want out of context and run with it as if i said anything about making a law or anything of that sort... amazing. btw, the "what about the children" can come in all shapes sizes, colors and characters, i for one am a great parent and it's usually my first reaction. sorry for that.

You said "the only problem is

You said "the only problem is keeping out of the hands of children".

Well I don't see that as a problem at all! I couldn't care less if every child in America had easy access to a 3D printer to print whatever they wanted. Some kid printing out 500 of these guns doesn't infringe on anyones life, LIBERTY, or property one bit, so who cares!

Like I said before there's virtually an unlimited way for someone to hurt another if they want to, so do you keep your kids locked in a padded room all day and night so they don't hurt themselves or get hurt by another? You are a concerned parent right? What do you think should be done about automobiles, sports, falls, medications, diets, and all the many many things out there that hurt kids more than plastic guns? Should the force of Gov't be used keep all these unsafe things away from kids?

no but can you please show me

no but can you please show me where i ever said "the force of Gov't be used keep all these unsafe things away from kids?" go ahead, i'll wait.

Well how else does someone

Well how else does someone plan on keeping these out of the hands of children if not through Gov't force?

"Think about the children" is how many asinine laws come about. Don't play stupid! You came on this thread with a lame appeal to emotion fake story about a kid hurting another with their plastic gun.

Can you please show me where I ever said that you said the force of Gov't be used keep all these unsafe things away from kids? I'll be waiting... lol

Ya man..

Maybe a law could fix that?

or maybe..

Parents could be parents and not let their kids operate a 3d printer without supervision? «« Bingo?


I try to change people every day. Do You?

oh jackbot...

didn't mean that, i meant in literal terms what i said sport.

there are people like me (maybe you??) who know better, i'm speaking of the vast majority of sheep who will buy it... you know these same people we waste our breathes on as far as politics etc go. the irresponsible ones. nice try though.

Nice try?

What does that mean?


I try to change people every day. Do You?

if the parents treat the printer like its as dangerous as the gu

than the child will learn to treat it like a gun. Should we keep all of our kitchen knives locked up too?


Do you have kids?

Is it wise to give a child access to a gun on their own, whenever they want, even if you are not around, while he or she is still learning about how dangerous they can be to operate?

I asked if you had kids because I would like to have access to your teaching techniques, where you manage (presumably) to get them to follow every instruction you give them. I would love that.

One more question if you don't mind.. lets forget about guns for a moment and mention the Internet.

Are you OK with giving unrestricted access to a 6 year old child of yours to use the Internet? Do you think that child will have a positive Internet experience if he or she happens to land on a pornographic website, or a website dedicated to morbid photos for example?

Freedom is not given, it must first be understood and only then will it be earned in my opinion. Trust needs to be earned and until it is earned, parents need to realize that they need to keep both eyes wide open.



I try to change people every day. Do You?


I am a 26 year old, proud father of three. My children who are 11, 8, and, 5 have consistently tested in the 99.9th% on every standardized test they have ever taken. They all learned to read, do arithmetic, tell time and tie their shoes by age 5. My oldest is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of roman history, 18th century naval history, early american history, and theoretical physics. Each one is out pacing their elder in terms of intellectual development. My 8 year old declared to her mother today that she would like to be home schooled.

Check out my YouTube channel for some footage of my 11 year old wrestling an 8th grader or doing jiu jutsu with high schoolers and adults. Or my daughter playing conertina with her mother. She's becoming proficient in algebra as we speak. Its better than that though, I have never EVER been on a plane without being complimented with how awesome my kids are. Nor have I ever not been told by their teachers what a joy they are to have in the class. Ever. Do I sound like a pathological liar. Sometimes I feel like I do. Because we have been conditioned to accept that we cannot correct or develop our children certain ways without hindering their individuality. News flash buddy, someone is going to raise your kids. Either you can, or you can let the TV (of which we have non), or their peers.


If everything you said is true..

Your achievements are an exception and not "the rule".
I think it's great that you are doing so well with your kids, congratulations, I mean it.

I continue to stand by my opinion and hope that your achievements become the norm in the future.


I try to change people every day. Do You?

Gotta love this shit.

I wonder how many models there will be 5 years from now? LMAO

What's next? 3D printable armed drones?

What happens if 50.000 people get their hands on those? How do you stop 5000 armed drones from attacking anything?

Wow the world is becoming interesting at an alarming rate.


I try to change people every day. Do You?

Yeah it is!

It's dizzying to think of how much this world is going to change in the next few years.

The comments section is

The comments section is awesome.

Southern Agrarian

Download your own Liberator, today, Here:



Predictions in due Time...

"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


those links dont work for me...

yeah, I initially had problems with it, too

I think they may have gotten over-loaded or something.

I've been able to get through.

their servers are with Kim DotCom's Mega.co.nz

in good hands.o)

Predictions in due Time...

"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