Defense Distributed licensed to 3D-printing weapons




Defense Distributed licensed to 3D-printing weapons

Company Defense Distributed, popularized by the development of firearms, which can be printed on the 3D-printer, received the official license for the production of weapons. Companies now officially allowed to distribute as part drawings of firearms, and to produce it.


During the interview with the resource Ars Technica founder Defense Distributed Cody Wilson said License Type 7 gives the company the same rights as other arms manufacturers, but it will not sell printed on the 3D-printer parts until it receives another license (Class 2 Special Occupational Taxpayer).

The history of arms printed on the 3D-printer , began with the release of the first prototype last year, but even it is too early to talk about the production of weapons entirely of plastic. On 3D-printer can print individual parts: handles, stores, and other receiver. 3D-model of the receiver AR-15, Mr. Cody posted a public directory Thingiverse, but soon removed the drawings of the site and prohibited to place any other 3D-models of parts of weapons.

In the near future, Defense Distributed going to create a search engine DEFCAD, that makes available drawings of parts of firearms for everyone. At the moment is to raise funds for the opening of the searcher.

It’s no secret that in many countries the right to arms is one of the fundamental human rights. Let us hope for the loyalty of the government and industry development in the right direction. Of course, there will always be haters, who will scream loudly about the growth in the crime rate and mortality, but the statistics tell another. Resource Data Wiki, which can be found here and here , they say that the association between the number of weapons in the hands of the population and the number of murders is very weak.

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