The Illusion of Power does not mean The Reality of Control.

This has to be the most naive declaration that has come out of any administration in recent history:

“DEFCAD.org files are being removed from public access at the request of the US Department of Defense Trade Controls.
Until further notice, the United States government claims control of the information.”

One week and one hundred thousand downloads of the Wiki Weapon later somebody in the government thinks the issue is solved and can prance around like you did something important to keep their little world safe?

History tells us that they tried to pull something similar on Johannes Gutenberg but somehow it did not work either. One does not stop the flow of the Mighty Mississippi with a box of maxi-pads.

 

 

4 Replies to “The Illusion of Power does not mean The Reality of Control.”

  1. Oh, they “Claim” control? Well so do I. Means at least as much coming from me as some moronic stuffed suit.

    Step 1: go to Pirate Bay
    step 2: search “liberator pistol”
    step 3: laugh

    Ironically, I wasn’t going to bother with it, but now I’mma download them files!




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    1. True enough.

      Barring that, take a quick trip to Ace for the right size galvanized pipe, a finishing nail and some other bits and pieces. The springs from a couple of ball point pens will be handy, too.

      Amazing how .gov and the media are able to control the discussion. “Yeah. 3D printers. THERE’s your problem right there.”




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      1. That’s what I would do if I actually wanted to make a gun. I don’t really trust the (printable) Liberator, which is why I wasn’t going to bother with it.

        But no, they decided to push, and I decided to push back.




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