Washington: The US has ordered the removal of controversial online files which allowed users to 3D-print their own unregistered plastic handgun at home.
The order from the State Department to Defense Distributed to remove the blueprints for the plastic gun comes after they were downloaded more than 100,000 times.
The department sent a three-page cease and desist letter dated Wednesday to Cody Wilson, Defense Distributed's 25-year-old founder, demanding that the group remove instructions for printing a handgun with a 3-D printer from its website.
Earlier this week Wilson, a self-described "crypto- anarchist" who believes everyone has a right to a gun, posted a video online showing a single shot being fired from "The Liberator," a plastic handgun that was assembled entirely from parts made with a 3-D printer....more
06:40 PM, May 10, 2013
San Francisco: Downloading a gun's design plans to your computer, building it on a three-dimensional printer and firing it minutes later. No background checks, no questions asked. Sound far-fetched? It's not. And that is disquieting for gun control advocates. US Representative Steven Israel, said the prospect of such guns becoming reality is reason enough for the renewal of the Undetectable Firearms Act, which makes illegal the building of guns that...
06:40 PM, Dec 21, 2012