It is a fact. The first fully 3D printed gun is here. In this video you can see Cody Wilson from Defence Distributed firing a fully 3D printed gun for the first time.
The weapon is called “the Liberator”, as a homage to cheap pistols distributed by the Allies in France during World War II. The Liberator was printed on a Stratasys Dimension SST 3D printer. It consists of 16 parts, 15 of which are 3D-printed. The last part, the firing pin, is a simple nail, found in any hardware store.
This being such a controversial topic, the news coverage on this 3D printing “succes” has been enormous. Anti-gun campaigners have criticised the project and Americas and Europe’s law enforcement agencies said they are monitoring developments.
Take a look at this BBC coverage on the topic
Cody Wilson said he is not out to spread violence with his project. He says this is about freedom; “This is about enabling individuals to create their own sovereign space,”. What is your opinion? Do you think 3D printed guns should be banned or do you think that would be a violation of freedom? Let us know.