Breaking: US Government Takes Down 3D Printed Gun Plans
War on 3D Printed Guns
“DEFCAD files are being 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.”
That’s the notice on Cody Wilson’s DEFCAD website, a self-proclaimed “makeshift response” that was created when MakerBot took 3D printed gun designs off of its marketplace Thingiverse so that Defense Distributed could provide plans to 3D printed guns online.
This comes just days after the launch of the Liberator 3D printed gun.
The announcement of the takedown is trending on Reddit and designs have been replicated to torrent networks.
More as this develops…