August 1, 2018
Before I even read the article, I knew that it had something to do with Cody Wilson and his plastic guns.
A federal judge in Seattle has blocked the release of downloadable plans for 3D-printed guns, hours before a Second Amendment activist was due to release them to the world. US District Judge Robert Lasnik issued the temporary injunction on Tuesday, after eight Democratic attorneys general filed a lawsuit on Monday.
“These downloadable guns are unregistered and very difficult to detect, even with metal detectors, and will be available to anyone regardless of age, mental health or criminal history,” Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement. “If the Trump Administration won’t keep us safe, we will.”
Hear that? They mentioned Trump. They can use all the poopy-talk legalese that they want in the preamble, but they really let the cat out of the bag by mentioning DRUMPFFF.
We should be on our hands and knees thanking Drumpf every single fucking day for being so infuriating and lulzy that libs literally lose their minds and say shit that they really shouldn’t be revealing at this critical stage.
Trump Derangement syndrome is shining a light on these cockroaches.
Anyways, Cody already had this thing in the bag, it turns out.
The plans were due to be made public after the federal government reached a settlement with Defense Distributed, a Texas company that hosts and distributes the blueprints from its online depository, DEFCAD. Defense Distributed and DEFCAD are the creation of Cody Wilson, a pro-gun, libertarian activist.
The government had ordered Wilson to take down plans for a 3D-printed handgun in 2013. Wilson complied, but sued the government in 2015 and won the case in late June, with the Justice Department ruling that Americans may “access, discuss, use and reproduce” the plans.
Wilson, a self-described ‘crypto-anarchist’ hailed the victory as the death of American gun control.
Trump has waded in and left a cryptic comment on the whole debate. I hope that his natural-born Boomer suspicion of the internet and new technology doesn’t get the better of him.
I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to NRA, doesn’t seem to make much sense!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2018
Turns out Cody’s guns actually work.
During World War II, the US military manufactured the FP-45 Liberator, a single-shot pistol that could be mass-produced from stamped steel at a cost of $2.10 per unit. Dropped behind enemy lines to resistance fighters and partisans, the US intended these fighters to use the gun to kill Nazi occupiers at close range, before retrieving their weapons and carrying on the fight.
Drawing inspiration from this, Wilson posted plans for a 3D-printed ‘Liberator’ online in 2013. The single-shot, 3D-printed pistol could be manufactured with any commercially available 3D printer. While made entirely from plastic, the addition of a crude metal firing pin turned the Liberator into a viable weapon.
Honestly, the right to own weapons and to cap a nigga if he talkin’ smack should be considered human rights.
Free men eat meat and own weapons, slaves eat beans and can’t defend themselves. They’re easy pickings for thugs and wild animals.
Armed men can defend their honor. Armed men can be pushed around…but only so far.
Eventually they snap.
But wait, it gets better.
It turns out that Cody is a fuckin’ mad scientist tier genius.
Undetectable plastic guns are illegal in the US, and become unsafe to use after firing a few rounds. To that end, Defense Distributed sells a milling machine called ‘Ghost Gunner,’ that allows inexperienced hobbyist millwrights to put the finishing touches to an 80 percent complete lower portion of a gun – which due to its unfinished nature can be sold as a lump of metal and not a firearm.
The finished lower is now considered a firearm. However, as it was home-machined from a chunk of unfinished metal, it has no serial number and its user did not have to pass a background check to get it. Making such a weapon for yourself is legal in every state except California, as long as you are not a prohibited person. The same rules apply for less durable 3D printed lowers.
So-called "80 percent lower receiver" rifle parts have to be machined to fit a firing mechanism, so the ATF doesn't consider them firearms pic.twitter.com/XWnfd3HWAQ
— The Trace (@teamtrace) July 31, 2017
Dis nigga’ gon’ end up overthrowing the gubmint someday lol, no doubt about it.
I mean, idk about the US government. But you could probably take over a Caribbean nation with these plastic guns, no sweat. I need to get me a 3D printer, this shit is incredible.