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3D-Printed Gun Pioneer Resigns Amid Sex Charges

Defense Distributed has a new CEO after Cody Wilson quits

(Newser) - Defense Distributed says CEO Cody Wilson resigned Friday—the same day the 3D-printed gun pioneer was arrested in Taiwan after apparently fleeing sex charges in the US. Paloma Heindorff, the company's former head of product development, announced Tuesday that she is now leading the company because Wilson has "...

Fugitive 3D-Gun Advocate Is Busted Overseas

Cody Wilson arrested in Taiwan, faces charges he paid a 16-year-old girl for sex in Texas

(Newser) - A Texan who made his name as an activist for DIY guns has been arrested in Taiwan and will now face sex charges back in the US. Cody Wilson, who previously courted controversy by selling plans to make 3D-printed guns , was arrested in Taipei on Friday, reports Taiwan News . It...

Guy Behind 3D-Printed Guns Accused of Paying 16-Year-Old for Sex

Cody Wilson has not yet been arrested, was last known to be in Taiwan

(Newser) - Cody Wilson, the Texas man who runs a controversial 3D-printed gun company at the center of a legal fight, is accused of paying an underage girl $500 to have sex with her. According to an arrest affidavit filed in Travis County district court on Wednesday, the 16-year-old told a counselor...

Despite Ruling, 3D-Printed Gun Plans Are Being Sold

Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed says he believes judge's ruling allows for that

(Newser) - The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns said Tuesday that he has begun selling the blueprints through his website to anyone who wants to make one, despite a federal court order barring him from posting the plans online. Cody Wilson said at a news conference that...

House's Plastic-Gun Ban Has a Dangerous Loophole

It doesn't take into account 3D technology: Eleanor Clift

(Newser) - The good news is that the House yesterday passed in bipartisan fashion a 10-year extension of a law that requires guns to include metal parts, writes Eleanor Clift at the Daily Beast . In theory, then, the measure makes it a lot tougher to smuggle weapons through the metal detectors of,...

Philadelphia Is First City to Ban 3D Guns

'It's all pre-emptive,' says aide to legislator who authored the bill

(Newser) - With the idea of 3D-printed guns already causing controversy, the city of Philadelphia apparently doesn't want to take any chances. The city council this week voted to make such guns illegal, reports NBC Philadelphia . Once Mayor Michael Nutter signs off, that will make Philadelphia the first city in the...

Feds: These Plastic Guns We Printed Are a Menace

3D-printable guns lethal, hard to detect, ATF warns

(Newser) - After months of creating plastic guns with 3D printers, ATF agents have confirmed that they work—a lot of the time—and can be both lethal and very hard to detect. "We downloaded files, we created firearms from those files, and we tested those firearms," said the chief...

Feds Order 3D Gun Blueprints Taken Offline

Defense Distributed will comply after 100K downloads in first 2 days

(Newser) - When a company run by a Texas law student posted blueprints online this week for a 3D-printed gun, it logged more than 100,000 downloads in its first two days. Now, the State Department also has taken notice of the gambit by Cody Wilson at Defense Distributed , reports Forbes . It...

Schumer Wants to Outlaw 3D-Printed Guns

After company unveils blueprints for one that actually fires

(Newser) - Chuck Schumer is pushing for legislation banning guns made with 3D-printers, in the wake of a Texas organization's announcement that such things now actually exist . Defense Distributed, a nonprofit run by self-proclaimed "free-market anarchist" Cody Wilson, turned quite a few heads last week by announcing that it would...

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