3D Printable Gun Design Downloaded 100,000 Times in Two Days

May 9, 2013 - 12:45 PM

Blueprints for creating the 3D printable gun known as the "Liberator" have been downloaded 100,000 times in just two days.

According to a report by Forbes, the controversial gun-printing shop, Defense Distributed, has experienced 100,000 downloads for its Computer-Aided Design (CAD) files in just two days.

This volume makes the "Liberator" ten times more popular than any other component previously made available by the company.

Haroon Khalid, a developer working with Defense Distributed tells Forbes:

"This has definitely been our most well-received download.  I don't think any of us predicted it would be this much."

The 3D printable technology has added yet another element to an already heated debate on gun control.

This past weekend, a video showing the successful test-firing of the 3D gun was released before the files were published online.

California State-Senator Leland Yee wasted no time in responding by announcing plans to introduce a bill that would ban the technology used to create the printable gun.

New York Senator, Charles Schumer has also called for outlawing the technology saying, the ability for making an untraceable and undetectable gun with a 3D printer is "stomach-churning."

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