The cat is so very out of the bag now

Thanks to the Streisand effect, the Defense Distributed Liberator is getting more publicity than ever. You would think that someone at the State Department would remember the PGP T-Shirt.

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Knowing something can be done is usually all it takes to recreate it. That a working pistol CAN be printed is all it takes for anyone with a 3D printer and the right feedstock to make another.

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The Defense Distributed Liberator is a very simple design, like the original Liberator.

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“The weapon was valued as much for its psychological warfare effect as its actual field performance. It was believed that if vast quantities of these weapons could be delivered into Axis-occupied territory, it would have a devastating effect on the morale of occupying troops. The plan was to drop the weapon in such great quantities that occupying forces could never capture or recover all the weapons. It was hoped that the thought of thousands of these unrecovered weapons potentially in the hands of the citizens of occupied countries would have a deleterious effect on enemy morale.”

The modern Liberator has the exact same purpose. The US Government couldn’t have done a better job of both popularizing the Liberator or demonstrating the reason for its existence.

People are hosting the files on their own servers and there are bittorrents as well.

You can’t stop the signal.

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The cat is so very out of the bag now — 4 Comments

  1. Alan, I’m sad to say Joe and I both pulled our files. When your lawyer recommends that you do it you probably should lest you find your self in that “Federal Pound Me In The Ass Prison”.