Now Reading
A Scary Look at the World’s First 3D-Printed Gun

A Scary Look at the World’s First 3D-Printed Gun

Forbes magazine recently got a behind-the-scenes look [warning, the article contains some explicit language] at the world’s first fully 3D-printed gun in action. “The Liberator” is the brainchild of self-described “radical libertarian and anarchist” Cody Wilson, who designed the single shot weapon with the help of some volunteers of his non-profit group “Defense Distributed.” What’s even more terrifying than the prospect of a firearm that can be made by anyone with a relatively cheap 3D printer in secrecy, is Wilson’s own personal mission. Though he isn’t advocating for an organized revolt against the government, according to Forbes, “he argues that his goal is to demonstrate how technology can circumvent laws until governments simply become irrelevant.”

Wilson’s other goal is to create the plans for a Wiki Weapon that anyone can download and use to make their own 3D-printed firearm. “Anywhere there’s a computer and an Internet connection, there would be the promise of a gun.” Read that sentence again …

View Comments (2)

Leave a Reply

© 2023 RELEVANT Media Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Scroll To Top

You’re reading our ad-supported experience

For our premium ad-free experience, including exclusive podcasts, issues and more, subscribe to

Plans start as low as $2.50/mo