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Plans For 3D-Printable Firearms Available To Download Starting Next Week

Cody Wilson of the Texas-based company Defense Distributed tells Houston Matters he has mixed feelings about the court settlement allowing his plans for 3D-printable firearms to be shared online.


In this 2013 photo, Austinite Cody Wilson shows the first completely 3D-printed handgun, The Liberator.


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A Texas-based company will make plans for 3D-printable guns available to download starting next week after a court settlement between the federal government and Cody Wilson in Austin. Wilson's the director of the company Defense Distributed. Wilson sued the government for blocking his online tutorials on how to make a 3D-printable handgun.

In the audio above, Wilson tells Houston Matters he has mixed feelings about the settlement.