3-D Printed Gun Lawsuit Starts the War Between Arms Control and Free Speech

May 6, 2015 in News by Slad

Source: Wired

5:08 PM

Cody Wilson holds what he calls a Liberator pistol made on a 3-D-printer at his home in Austin, Texas, May 10, 2013.

Cody Wilson holds what he calls a Liberator pistol made on a 3-D-printer at his home in Austin, Texas, May 10, 2013. JAY JANNER/AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN/AP

THIS WEEK MARKS the two-year anniversary since Cody Wilson, the inventor of the world’s first 3-D printable gun, received a letter from the State Department demanding that he remove the blueprints for his plastic-printed firearm from the internet. The alternative: face possible prosecution for violating regulations that forbid the international export of unapproved arms.