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3D-Printed Gun Blueprints Downloaded 100,000 Times Already


That unstoppable “tide” I referred to the other day? Here it comes:

The blueprint used to produce a 3D-printed plastic gun has been downloaded about 100,000 times since going online earlier this week, according to Forbes.

Defense Distributed told the news site it was surprised by the amount of interest its Liberator gun had generated.

Earlier in the week, the company demonstrated the firearm being fired

But even before any more guns come off the DIY printing presses, there are moves afoot to ban it.

In other news, analysts are surprised by the interest that free downloadable music is generating and are beginning to think that this online pornography thing is really going to take off.

Legislators, if it makes you feel good, by all means try to close the barn door after the horse has bolted. Just don’t expect it to do anything particularly constructive.

The BBC has the rest here.


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