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Bigcountry02 04-01-2013 03:31 PM

Feds Seize 3-D Printed Gun Website
FYI! WTF! They can take defense distributed site, they can go after any site! :mad:

According to a notice posted on the Defense Distributed website, Homeland Security Investigations and the Justice Department have taken the site down.

“This domain name associated with the website or has been seized pursuant to an order issued by a U.S. District Court,” the home page of the website states. A federal grand jury has indicted several individuals associated with the website and charged them with violating the Arms Control Act, the Undetectable Firearms Act, and other crimes.

Defense Distributed is on open source organization that designed the Wiki Weapon, a firearm that can be downloaded over the internet and printed with a 3-D printer. The project was co-founded by University of Texas law student Cody Wilson “and a group of like-minded friends with strong libertarian leanings – a mix of Ron Paul fans, hunting enthusiasts, and tech-savvy revolutionaries who see the availability of a “printable gun” as potentially upending power structures across the globe,” reported last August.

In October, Wilson and Defense Distributed launched the “Wiki Weapon Project,” an effort to raise $20,000 through crowd-funding to design and release blueprints for an open source firearm. They planned to buy or rent a $10,000 Stratasys 3-D printer. 3-D printers extrude melted plastic objects from CAD designs. Defense Distributed planned to eventually use a less expensive and more widely distributed RepRap printer to print firearms.

In September, Stratasys threatened legal action and demanded the return of the 3-D printer it leased to Wilson. The company said Wilson and Defense Distributed were using the printer for “illegal purposes.” Following the incident, Wilson was questioned by the ATF.

Wilson talked with Alex Jones in-studio about the printable gun project on two separate occasions – on January 15 and March 20 of this year.

Website have the seized pursuant to an order by a U.S. District Court

Gizord1 04-01-2013 04:45 PM

They didn't do anything illegal!

Stupid ATF shut em down.

Bigcountry02 04-01-2013 05:02 PM


Originally Posted by Gizord1 (Post 1199323)
They didn't do anything illegal!

Stupid ATF shut em down.

Someone was saying it was an Aprils Fools Day prank; but, I will wait until 2 April.

This site is up and running:

The following is a dead link on that site: Access 3D printable firearms. And more section.

I highly doubt this is a prank. This is not the country we once knew!

c3shooter 04-01-2013 05:04 PM

And today's date is.......................:rolleyes:

Bigcountry02 04-01-2013 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 1199339)
And today's date is.......................:rolleyes:

I know, the one give away is the DHS seizure logo is centered! I checked other sites that were seized and the logo is not centered.

Let's see 2 April!

Tackleberry1 04-01-2013 05:16 PM


has anyone downloaded these blue prints? And why aren't they posted everywhere?


kbd512 04-01-2013 09:11 PM

If this is not a joke, I will do everything I can to find the CAD files and repost them for all the world to see.

Whether the government wants this information controlled or not, that's not gonna happen.

I was actually on their website last night and I'm still kicking myself (I should probably receive a good beating for the lapse in judgement) for not downloading the CAD files. I already have CAD files for regular AR-15 receivers and didn't see the necessity for a printable plastic receiver. If having this information upsets the government, then we need to make sure everyone has it. I saw the site awhile back and just didn't think much of it because it's not illegal.

On that note, if it is not possible to repost the files, we need to start working on a substitute.

Freedom of speech and information is one of the hallmarks of democracy and personal liberty and this administration has done more than Bush ever thought about doing to attempt to deprive us of our liberties.

kbd512 04-01-2013 09:36 PM

So... that was a lot easier than I thought... but I want to make sure the mods are square with posting the files here first. If not, can we post links? If posting of links is not permissible, can we explain where to go to get the information?

kbd512 04-01-2013 09:39 PM

I'm trying to get my paws on the v4.0 mega pack, though, as that was the last posted file by Defense Distributed. I have v3.7 and probably v3.9. I just can't believe I didn't download last night, WTF was I thinking!?

John_Deer 04-01-2013 09:52 PM

You can store the files in shell accounts. Geezz I am kind of dumb about these newfangled computers and I can think of a hundred ways to distribute the files.

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