When the Liberator first made its way onto the internet, many people bemoaned the fact that a dangerous weapon could be easily made using a 3D printer. What they didn’t realize was that the 3D printer that was used to create the original Liberator costs around $8,000 — well out of reach for your crazy irresponsible gunman.…Read More »
After revealing the world’s first 3D-printed gun, it was only a matter of time before the authorities got involved. Now the files that Defense Distributed has been hosting on its site for anyone to download and print out have been taken down due to a request by the US State Department, due to concerns that it may not comply with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR):
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“Until the Department provides Defense Distributed with final [commodity jurisdiction] determinations, Defense Distributed should treat the above technical data as ITAR-controlled.