State Department Steps in to Block Access to 3D-Printed Liberator Gun Blueprints

May 10, 2013 by  
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It has only been a couple of days since the Liberator 3D-printed gun was successfully fired in Texas by Defense Distributed . But after the gun was downloaded over 100,000 times in just two days, the State Department told founder Cody Wilson to take down the blueprints from the company’s servers immediately. The sheer number of downloads is not what is causing concern for the federal government – they are concerned as to who is doing the downloading. The web-based plans are subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations that do not allow the “export [of] any defense article or technical data for which a license or written approval is required without first obtaining the required authorization from the DDTC (Directorate of Defense Trade Controls).” Read the rest of State Department Steps in to Block Access to 3D-Printed Liberator Gun Blueprints Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D-printed gun , blueprints , Brazil , California , Chuck Schumer , Cody Wilson , ddtc , Defense Distributed , directorate of defense trade controls , download , germany , international traffic in arms regulations , leland yee , liberator gun , mega , New York. , server , Spain , steve israel , texas , UK , US , us state department        

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State Department Steps in to Block Access to 3D-Printed Liberator Gun Blueprints

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