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    US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    The revolutionary concept of 3-D printed firearms has been building momentum for months now. Online observers, innovators, investors and the generally curious celebrated as the first completely 3-D printed handgun became a reality. Since the blueprint for “The Liberator” hit the web, the file was downloaded thousands of times in just a few days.Today, the government shut it down.


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    Looks like your not gonna be able to get that file to make your own gun from this guy anymore..


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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Looks like your not gonna be able to get that file to make your own gun from this guy anymore.. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    It's already out there on the web. That means it will be available forever, you just have to know where to look.


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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    The wheel turns. This was a part of Mr. Wilson's plan all along. This was the point he was trying to make all along.

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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    People who think this is going to do anything are clueless about the internet.

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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    People who think this is going to do anything are clueless about the internet.
    I agree 100%. I was just stating that you wont be able to get the file to make this from that guy anymore. Its out there on the net forever nwo.


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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Wow, the government shows how much it sucks once again. I guess the only bright spot is that its oppressive bull**** is fail.

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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Since they were hosting the file in NZ (IIRC) I wonder how that will effect things considering which law they're using?
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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    I wonder what the barrel life is for this thing?

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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I wonder what the barrel life is for this thing?
    About one to two shots. And it's apparently very inaccurate. Also, apparently it's not the barrel though, the inherent stress that discharge forces upon the receivers is what is causing plastic firearms, even ABS ones to fail.

    Honestly, firing a gun where its upper receiver is made of ABS plastic scares me. And given their early tests, it scared them too.
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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Looks like your not gonna be able to get that file to make your own gun from this guy anymore.. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Considering the cost of a printer, the material to make it and the possibility of personal injury in firing this thing, it's just easier and cheaper to go buy a real firearm.

    3D printing has a long way to go before we're going to get reliable, safe 3D printed guns. The Democrats are seriously overreacting to this thing.

    Wonder if the file has a disclaimer about risk of personal injury from firing the weapon. I wouldn't be surprised if more people end up hurting themselves when the firearm malfunctions then people injured by intentional usage.
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