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Feds demand 3D printed gun blueprints removed from Internet

The State Department has ordered ultra-libertarian group Defense Distributed to remove the files that provide instructions for building a 3D printed gun, until it has examined them for legality, says a report from BetaBeat. A red banner appeared atop the group’s website Thursday noting that the US government now controls the files. Defense Distributed, the brainchild of 25-year old University of Texas law student Cody Wilson, has made a name in the past year by pushing the limits of what a 3-D printer can create: an assault rifle. Wired listed Wilson as one of the most dangerous people in the world in 2012 and earlier this week Forbes broke that the group had successfully built a gun printed entirely (except the firing pin) on a 3D printer.


3-D-printed gun fires real bullets

3D Printed Handgun

A Texas group run by a self-described anarchist has posted what appears to be the first video of the live firing of a handgun created with a 3-D printer. The 53-second video shows a single shot being fired from The Liberator, a plastic handgun that, with the exception of its metal firing pin, was assembled from parts made with a 3-D printer, according to Defense Distributed. The gun appears unscathed after the test firing, although the brief clip does not reveal anything about its range or accuracy.


Maine town rejects mandatory gun ownership

Maine Gun Control

Voters in a small Maine town unanimously rejected a proposal on Monday that would have required every household to own a firearm and ammunition.


Divided Senate panel votes for gun background checks

A divided Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday backed President Barack Obama's call to require criminal background checks for all gun buyers, yet it remained uncertain if it would become law.


South Dakota Law Will Allow Guns in Classrooms

Gov. Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota on Friday signed into law a bill that would allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom.


Record number of anti-government militias in USA

Militia - USA Today

The rhetoric and threat of domestic terrorist plots mirror the mood observed in the six months before the Oklahoma City bombing, the Southern Poverty Law Center says. The number of militias and radical anti-government "patriot" groups operating in the USA reached an all-time high in 2012, a report Tuesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center finds.


Pistorius' dad accused of racism over gun comments

The father of "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius – the Olympic star accused of murdering his girlfriend – has been accused of racism after he claimed the family needed guns to protect themselves because they could not rely on South Africa's police.


Video: Bring a gun? Get cheap pizza

Piers Morgan interviews the owner of a pizza shop who's offering discounts for customers with guns


Biden: 'You Don't Need 30 Rounds. Buy a Shotgun'

Vice President Joe Biden said people don’t need high-capacity weapons to protect themselves and that the Obama administration’s efforts to reduce gun violence amount to gun safety, not gun control.


Budget cuts may weaken gun background checks, feds say

Budget cuts could thwart efforts to strengthen the gun background check system.


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