Saturday, May 10, 2014

Japanese arrested for producing 3D-printed guns

3D printing is a revolutionary technology, but never mind the hype – it will make its impact in unexpected ways. YAY! The second Industrial Revolution is under way

3D Printed Guns (Documentary). Here more about Cody's postmodern anarchist philosophy. 

UPDATE: Japanese authorities arrested a 27-year-old man Thursday for allegedly possessing 3D-printed handguns, some of which had the capability of firing and killing. Local media ANN News said the authorities found as many as five handguns made of plastic at the home of the suspect, Yoshitomo Imura, who lives south of Tokyo. The guns were yellow, blue, and white plastic according to images from the report. Kanagawa Prefectural Police also discovered blueprints downloaded from the Internet for producing the weapons, ANN News reported. "I made the guns by the 3D printer at home. I did not think it was illegal," the suspect was quoted as saying. The suspect later said on Twitter that "[g]un restrictions are a violation of human rights." The rate of Japanese gun violence is among the lowest in industrialized nations. Guns are not illegal in the country, but buyers face several background checks and other impediments. One of the first 3D-printed handguns, the "Liberator" pistol, was licensed last year from Austin-based Defense Distributed. (Source)

May 9, 2013


Infowars is reporting today that Defense Distributed is complying with the demand of the US Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, Enforcement Division (DTCC/END) to remove all data from public access. Screen capture of the letter on Infowars.

3D Handgun for Mass Liberation

Defense Distributed’s Wiki-Weapons project fired the 'Liberator', a .380 handgun produced with a 3D printer. Fifteen of the sixteen parts created using the technology took just 24 hours to print. The blueprint for the Liberator has been posted online, free for anyone to download. 

The Wiki-Weapons project by Defense Distributed, has succeeded in the first tests of a firearm created using only a 3D printer. Although much of the project up until now has been touting plastic printed components for rifles and magazines, the gun tested last week was a veritable .380 handgun. Now that's progress for the 'democratization' of liberty!