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3D-printed gun files downloaded 100,000 times, files taken down

A blueprint that can be used to produce a 3D-printed plastic gun called the Liberator, uploaded online by Defense Distributed, has been banned by the US government after it was downloaded about 100,000 times.

Liberator: First 3D-printed gun sparks gun control controversy

Defense Distributed, a Texas-based group, has produced the world's first 3D-printed handgun. The group has made the blueprints available online and opened a new front in the ongoing gun control debate following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre .

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Liberator: 3D-printed gun
Liberator: 3D-printed gun
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Defense Distributed s Liberator undergoing testing
Defense Distributed's Liberator undergoing testing
Portrait of Cody Wilson in Austin  Texas in 2012
Portrait of Cody Wilson in Austin, Texas in 2012
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