There’s a new product that you’re helping to launch?
We’ve got our latest platform added to Ghost Gunner: a Glock 19–compatible frame able to be made [into a working gun] in 30 minutes. People have been waiting a long time for that. It’s the first time we’ve done a polymer frame rather than an aluminum one. So it’s moving into a new space. It’s also the first time we’ve involved the community in our [research and development] flow. I believe it’s going to lead to quicker product rollouts than we’ve seen in the past.
Making Glock-style weapons available to be essentially manufactured at home in half an hour seems likely to spark a whole new shitstorm. Does it make you nervous to be releasing a product like this when you’re under attack from multiple angles?
Most of our lawsuits are centered around DefCad [the now—dormant software-sharing part of the business, distinct from the Ghost Gunner machine]. Still, everything makes you nervous. You know, Shopify kicked us off without notice over the summer. A lot of random stuff happens to us, which makes me lose sleep. I don’t mind the problems that I see coming, but we’ll see.
– Zach Weissmueller and Paloma Heindorff in When Gun Control is Censorship