I think the title pretty much says it all, but here we go — the State Department’s Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance demanded Cody Wilson and the website Defcad.org take down the 3D-printable files of the “Liberator” handgun released Monday, along with nine other 3D-printable firearms components, while it “reviews” the files for compliance with export control laws under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR.)
Unfortunately for the
Benghazi Bullshiters State Department, Pirate Bay is already hosting the plans, as are several other torrent sites. Ooops! Welcome to the 21st Century, Foggy Bottom!
So, maybe we can ban you making 3D printable guns, thinks Steven “Behind the Times” Israel. That oughta do it! I know when we banned marijuana and other drugs usage dropped…oh, wait…. Maybe ban the 3D printers themselves! What about those printers whose parts are already printed by 3D printers..? Or, hey, the plans for making your own RepRap machine…aren’t those online, too?
To quote Mr. Universe in Serenity, “You can’t stop the signal, Mal…”