People, we need to visit politics and guns again. I know most of you don’t like to, but I need to. Once you read this, you will realize why. Well, let’s get right down to the meat and potatoes of this thing, shall we?
This could be a blog post of its own. Basically, 3-D Printers are really cool machines that are forcing their way to the mainstream. Nomatter how much gets pushed back, I am pretty sure it will win and could end up in many homes.
All you have to do is have a composite stock to place into the machine. Design what you want to build using CAD style software, and tell the thing when to print. We aren’t printing drawings of our design to give to a machinist, we are printing the actual usable part.
Benefits of this is the ability to print real objects that we can use like broken plastic pieces from other items, cogs, valves, cups, bowls, and just about anything else… including gun parts and guns (everything is basically plastic.)
Cody Wilson and 3D Gun Printing
Now, enter Cody Wilson. Cody Wilson is a law student that has founded the websites Defense Distributed and DEFCAD. The object of Defense Distributed is to make a printable gun and to adjust the files to the home 3D Printer. It is meant to just give away. DEFCAD is the website that people such as yourselves could go to to download the files. DEFCAD is owned by… Defense Distributed. The main mission of DEFCAD was to host 3D printer files, and that includes NOT CENSORING things such as guns and other objects. Cody really pushed the parts online, showing videos and doing interviews when possible. He would show each printed part in action.
One of the most popular files on DEFCAD was the Liberator, fully printed handgun. The only thing on the gun that wasn’t printed was a small nail that was used for the firing pin. This gun had gotten past security checks.
Dept of Defense
I bet you can guess where I am going with this now can’t you? Once again the government had to do what they can to stop people from getting their hands on weapons that aren’t fully registered… the whole reason they wanted background checks for private sales. It is all about trackability, and Cody’s files and 3-D Gun Printing were a huge obstical for trackability. The DOD, told Cody to take down the files from his site, he refused, they pressed in on him, and he finally caved. The Liberator files and his DEFCAD Mega Pack files disappeared from his website with the following verbage in it’s place:
This file has been removed from public access at the request of the US Department of Defense Trade Controls. Until further notice, the United States government claims control of the information.”
So, a fellow blogger decided to give directions on how people could get these files anyways. Fighting for the 1st and 2nd Amendment Rights, the Humble Libertarian, decided to explain exactly what his readers should do to achieve this. It was an important political move on his part, but I think it is a little bit of a Survivalist issue as well. It could be extremely helpful to be able to create your own firearm.
It would be great for defense and hunting. The issue with the Liberator is that the barrel has no rifling and is also plastic. It would be better if the inner lining of the barrel was at least a steel tube, and better if rifled. But these files are just the beginning of what is to come with these awesome printers.
These are the specific directions given by the Humble Libertarian:
“You can do it in under five minutes.
1. Download uTorrent and install on your computer.
2. Then visit the following link. https://thepiratebay.org/search/defcad/0/99/0
That’s where all the gun files are.
3. Click the magnet icons under the Liberator printable gun link and the most
recent version of the DefCad Mega Pack link. Use uTorrent to download BOTH of
This is important! This is urgent!”
So, do you like the idea of these files and printers for Liberty value, or for survival value? I know I could see a few.
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