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In 2013, Cody Wilson, a self-described anarchist, made headlines when he posted plans for a 3D printable pistol called “The Liberator” online. The state department intervened and shut down the site, but not before the plans for the weapon were downloaded over a million times. Wilson promptly sued the government. This week, the government reached a settlement with Wilson. The settlement is quite favorable to Wilson and other gun rights advocates—it allows Wilson and others to proceed with their mission to post the instructions online. Continue reading “Debating the Permissibility of Printable Guns”