Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday October 02, 2012

Company Seizes 3-D Printer From Desktop Gunsmith

I want to say that I am surprised that this happened but, honestly, I think we all saw this coming. frown Thanks to Philip Dias for the heads up.

"They came for it straight up," Cody Wilson, director of Defense Distributed, the online collective that oversees the Wiki project, tells Danger Room. "I didn’t even have it out of the box." Wilson, who is a second-year law student at the University of Texas at Austin, had leased the printer earlier in September after his group raised $20,000 online. As well as using the funds to build a pistol, the Wiki Weapon project aimed to eventually provide a platform for anyone to share 3-D weapons schematics online. Eventually, the group hoped, anyone could download the open source blueprints and build weapons at home.

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