3D Printed Gun Blueprints Available Online Aug 1
AMERICANS CAN LEGALLY DOWNLOAD 3-D PRINTED GUNS STARTING AUGUST 1ST
(CNN) – It will soon be legal to post plans for 3D printable guns online.
This month, the government reached an agreement with a gun-rights activist allowing the plans to be made public as of August 1st.
In 2013, a man named Cody Wilson posted plans for a 3D printable gun.
The government ordered him to remove it, arguing that the plans could violate international arms traffic regulations.
Wilson complied, but sued the federal government in 2015.
Now, Wilson will be able to re-post schematics for what he calls “The Liberator.”
It’s a gun made almost entirely out of ABS plastic, the same material used to make Lego bricks.
The settlement exempts Wilson and his organization from export restrictions and pays a portion of his legal fees.
On Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo committed to reviewing 3D printed gun policy.