Defense Distributed: Open Source Firearms

Original author: Eric Stephen Raymond
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I believe that this was inevitable in a good way. Some friends of freedom started a project whose goal is to develop and distribute open source drawings of such firearms that can be printed with a 3D printer. You can read about it on the Defense Distributed website .

I approve of this, of course. I welcome any development that makes it difficult for governments and for crime to have their monopoly on the use of force. As 3D printers become cheaper and ubiquitous, this project could be a major step in the right direction.