Defense Distributed Launches The “Netflix of Guns”
By John Crump
Houston, TX –-(Ammoland.com)- The company that started the 3D gun craze a few years back with its single fire pistol, the Liberator, is back online. Defense Distributed has rolled out a new version of its Defcad website. Defcad is the non-profit’s online repository of files that lets users print firearms using 3D printers.
The Obama administration shut down the Defcad website by claiming that the file repository violated the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) rules against exporting firearms outside the country. The State Department argued that there was no difference in exporting a gun and sharing a file on the internet since anyone anywhere in the world can download a file.
Under the Trump administration, Defense Distributed was allowed to start sharing their files online again. Still, New Jersey and several other states sued the company in federal court to prevent the blueprints from being distributed through the Defcad website. They claimed the Texas-based organization was making their states more dangerous by giving criminals the ability to print guns at home.