Entries with tag weapons.

British Art Museum Set to Display Guns Made by 3D Printers

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum of art and design will be purchasing and displaying prototypes of two of the controversial Liberator guns that people could produce themselves with 3D printers. The museum will buy the weapons from Defense Distributed, which distributed open source blueprints for the guns online before the US government demanded that it stop the practice. The museum will show the weapons during its London Design Festival from 14-22 September. (SlashDot)(Forbes)(BBC)

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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