Defense Distributed Gets Federal License To Make 3D Printed FirearmsMon, Mar 18, 2013 - 8:07 AM
Defense Distributed, a project for open-sourced 3D-printable guns, obtained a federal license to manufacture and sell firearms. The organization made the announcement on its Facebook page Saturday with a picture of the license and a caption saying, “The work begins!” The company plans on developing a fully printable firearm and then to adapt the design down to lower cost 3D printers. The company’s stated plan ends with this statement, “How do governments behave if they must one day operate on the assumption that any and every citizen has near instant access to a firearm through the Internet? Let’s find out.” This will be interesting!