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Thursday, May 09, 2013

The Genie Is Out of the Bottle: 3D-Printed Gun's Blueprints Downloaded 100,000 Times In Two Days

By Susan Duclos

[Update- 5/11/13] Pirate Bay takes over distribution and refuses to remove the the "Liberator" download from their site.

[Update] Links to torrent and download sites listed below

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[Update] As we see the image above on one site, another dozen pop up online... no way to prevent people from getting their copy. All the Obama admin is doing now is showing 1) they are willing to violate First and Second Amendment rights of Americans and 2) exactly how impotent they really are as more and more torrents and mirror sites are created:

 [MAJOR UPDATE] Obama administration's Department of Defense Trade Controls just shut them down, violating their First Amendment rights.

[Update] The files are still available on, the New Zealand-based site Defense Distributed used for distribution.

[Update] Screen shot of Defense Distributed website header on May 9, 2013, below:  

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[Update] As I said below, Genie is out, and other methods are available.

MirrorCreator link-

Pirate Bay Link:  

MegaPak can be downloaded  at 

[Update] Here is the link to the letter sent from the Obama administration.

Letter embedded below:

Original post below:

No putting this particular genie back in the bottle.

Via Forbes:

If gun control advocates hoped to prevent blueprints for the world’s first fully 3D-printable gun from spreading online, that horse has now left the barn about a hundred thousand times.

That’s the number of downloads of the 3D-printable file for the so-called “Liberator” gun that the high-tech gunsmithing group Defense Distributed has seen in just the last two days, a member of the group tells me. The gun’s CAD files have been ten times more popular than any component the group has previously made available, parts that have included the body of an AR-15 and the magazine for an AK-47.”This has definitely been our most well-received download,” says Haroon Khalid, a developer working with Defense Distributed. “I don’t think any of us predicted it would be this much.”

Defense Distributed founder and "Liberator" creator's goal:

But Defense Distributed’s real goal hasn’t been to create an undetectable gun so much as an uncensorable, digital one. As the group’s founder radical libertarian founder Cody Wilson sees it, firearms can be made into a printable file that blurs the line between gun control and information censorship, blending the First Amendent and the Second and demonstrating how technology can render the government irrelevant.

Goal met. Point made.

Suck on that gun-grabbers.