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US Government Demands Removal of Online 3D-Gun Blueprints

Defense Distributed, an open source, nonprofit firearms designer, has removed from its website blueprints for a gun that can be made with high-density plastic on an industrial 3D printer, after receiving pressure to do so from the US State Department. However, the plans reportedly have already been downloaded 100,000 times and are being hosted on other servers, including those belonging to The Pirate Bay file-sharing site. US officials indicate that publication of the blueprints so that they would be available internationally may have breached arms-control regulations regarding the shipping of weapons overseas. Defense Distributed claims it is in compliance with the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations. (BBC)(CNET)

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