Cody Wilson Leaves Defense Distributed, But 3-D Printed Guns Roll On

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For over half a decade, Cody Wilson has been a hooked thorn in the side of anyone who advocates even the most minimal form of gun control. More than any person else on the planet, the creator of the world’s first 3-D printed gun has advanced the dangerous idea that with digital DIY tools, anyone can make a deadly weapon at home. Now with Wilson removed from that fight, the community of DIY gunmakers he inspired (along with the anarchist gun-making machine that formed around him for years) has no intention of slowing down.

On Tuesday, Defense Distributed announced in an Austin press conference that Wilson has resigned from his role as director of the company, which he founded

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