3D ‘printable gun’ plans come a cropper in US

London, Oct. 4: A US project to create a printable gun has been halted after the company supplying the 3D printer withdrew it.

In a letter to Defense Distributed, the group behind the project, founder Cody Wilson, Stratasys said that it did not allow its printers ‘to be used for illegal purposes’.

“It is the policy of Stratasys not to knowingly allow its printers to be used for illegal purposes. Therefore please be advised that your lease of the Stratasys uPrint SE is cancelled at this time,” it said.

“This project could very well change the way we think about gun control and consumption,” the letter read.

“How do governments behave if they must one day operate on the assumption that any and every citizen has near instant access to a firearm through the Internet?” it added.

According to the BBC, Defense Distributed had planned to share 3D weapon blueprints online.

Currently, it is legal in the US to manufacture a gun at home without a licence.

According to the report, Defense Distributed had raised 20,000 dollars online to get the Wiki Weapon project started. (ANI)