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Apparently a minimally functional firearm can now be printed on a 3D printer.

The file is just more than 2 MB. The format is STL, a common file used in 3D Printing.


The Liberator, as this has been named, may not be much right now. But if we expect the pace of technology for auto-fabrication to come close to the pace of technological improvement for related technologies, then I think we need to conclude that the gun control debate is now practically moot.


This is an image of 3D shape files that were released into the public domain. This image is also in the public domain. I wish this were an option for labeling uploads to Flickr, instead of having to choose which creative commons license best fit.


as posted by DakotaSmith on The Pirate Bay:

The Defense Distributed "Liberator" .380 single shot pistol is a fully 3D-printable firearm.


In abject violation of the Second Amendment, American lawmakers have for decades willfully, intentionally, and traitorously violated their Oaths of Office. In particular, they have destroyed the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which reads:


"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."


The Militia is not the National Guard. As is clear from any knowledge of history, the Militia is any able-bodied citizen.


The intent of the Second Amendment is not to protect hunting nor self-defense. It is to empower the governed to overthrow the government should it become tyrannical.


There is no question as to this intent, and any argument to the contrary betrays only a shocking ignorance on the part of the person making the argument.


Over the course of the 20th Century, successive generations of would-be tyrants masquerading as Congressmen, Senators, Presidents, and Judges have sought to pull the teeth of the Second Amendment. Today, in abject violation of it, the United States has over 20,000 victim disarmament laws.


We can no longer defend ourselves: neither from tyrants in government, nor terrorists, nor street thugs.


This is about to change.


The Liberator is the first 3D-printable gun. You may freely download these plans and print your own. You will have available to you a gun capable of firing a .380 caliber bullet.


And no one -- not your next door neighbor, nor your mayor, nor your Congressman -- will know that you have it.


This is the first in what will become an avalanche of undetectable, untraceable, easy-to-manufacture weapons that will turn the tables on evil-doers the world over.


Share and enjoy.


end quote.


I should additionally note for clarity that the best examination of the language of the Second Amendment I am aware of was written by J. Neil Schulman who sought the best expert on grammar and English usage he could find to parse the text of ammendment 2.

Here's a link to that:


Additionally, the meaning is elucidated by similar amendments to state constitutions with varying, but related wording, many were written at a point in history very close to the drafting of the Ammendments to the US constitution.


But all that is moot now. Being right didn't ever neccisarily count for much. All words on paper diminish in importance when they compete for attention with what you can actually do, I guess.

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