Deirdre Shesgreen and Josh Hafner USA TODAY Published 5:04 p.m. UTC Jul 31, 2018 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Tuesday he's "looking into" easy access to blueprints for 3D-printable guns, saying in a tweet that "doesn't seem to make much sense." Trump's tweet comes less than 24 hours before that technology becomes widely available under a legal settlement his own administration reached earlier this year with Defense Distributed, a Texas-based nonprofit that will release blueprints for guns online starting Wednesday. "The age of the downloadable gun begins," Defense Distributed stated on its site after its settlement with the State Department. Its founder, Cody Wilson, tweeted a photograph of a grave marked "American gun control." Under the legal agreement, the company will be able to post downloadable instructions for 3D-printable guns starting Wednesday, making such firearms available to anyone with the right … [Read more...] about Trump tweets skepticism about 3D-printed guns. But his administration cleared the way for them.
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News / World by Press Association 31/07/2018, 2:03 pm Updated: 31/07/2018, 2:05 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter US president Donald Trump has said he is consulting with the National Rifle Association (NRA) over whether it makes sense for a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun. Mr Trump tweeted he is “looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public,” adding that he “already spoke to NRA”. The president expressed doubt, saying the move “doesn’t seem to make much sense!” He spoke after eight states filed suit against the administration, contending the hard-to-trace plastic weapons are a boon to terrorists and criminals and a threat to public safety. The suit, filed in Seattle, asks a judge to block the federal government’s late June settlement with Defense Distributed, which allowed the company to make the plans available online. … [Read more...] about Trump looking at 3D-printed guns blueprints issue
Starting Aug. 1, Americans will be able to download untraceable plastic 3D-printed guns. It follows a long legal battle between a self-described anarchist and the State Department. "The Liberator" is a 3D-printed gun designed by 30-year-old Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed, a pro-gun group. The plastic weapon is made with a 3D printer, internet connection and a free online guide. Wilson's other blueprints include AR-15-style rifles. The State Department demanded Wilson take down his blueprints five years ago. He complied, but fired back with a lawsuit, citing "free speech" rights. After a legal battle, a settlement was recently reached. Starting Wednesday, the State Department will allow Wilson to start posting his 3D gun blueprints on his website. "What I'm opposed to is technology unchecked," said David Chipman, a retired Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives special agent. He says 3D-printed guns present a real and present danger because they're both … [Read more...] about Blueprints for 3D-printed guns will soon be available following legal battle
Josh Hafner USA TODAY Published 11:24 p.m. UTC Jul 23, 2018 Americans will soon be able to make 3D-printed guns from their home, widening the door to do-it-yourself versions of firearms including the AR-15 — the gun of choice in American mass shootings — that are untraceable with no background check required. A settlement earlier this year between the State Department and Texas-based Defense Distributed will let the nonprofit release blueprints for guns online starting Aug. 1, a development hailed by the group as the death of gun control in the United States. "The age of the downloadable gun begins," Defense Distributed stated on its site. Its founder, Cody Wilson, tweeted a photograph of a grave marked "American gun control." The plans freely available next month put firearms clicks away from anyone with the right machine and materials. That reality has startled gun control advocates, who say it makes untraceable … [Read more...] about An AR-15 made at home? With 3D printing, ‘the downloadable gun’ becomes available August 1
Starting next month, US citizens will be legally allowed to find the blueprints for a gun online, download them onto a 3D-printer and then create that firearm from scratch. These often plastic-based weapons are not registered which can make them virtually untraceable, often resulting in them being called ‘ghost guns’. Unsurprisingly, the idea of lawfully allowing the public to do this has caused quite a fair amount of controversy. In fact the reason it’s being allowed at all is because of a lengthy court case involving the US Department of State. In 2013 the State Department ordered that the blueprints for a 3D printed gun created by Texas-based firm Defense Distributed be taken off the internet. The gun, called the ’Liberator’, consisted of 16 parts, 15 of which could be made with a 3D printer. The final part was a simple everyday nail to use as the firing pin. Defense Distributed designs and sells both the blueprints for 3D-printed weapons … [Read more...] about The US Will Allow 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints Next Month