As we reported earlier, a federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order preventing Cody Wilson’s Defense Distributed from making their CAD files for 3D-printed firearms public. As National Review’s David French correctly notes,
Let’s be clear about what has just happened. A federal court has issued a prior restraint on speech (it’s attempting to block the spread of information; it is not blocking the lawful home manufacture of firearms) that is already thoroughly and completely moot. The files are out. They’re all over the internet. They’ve been copied and reproduced. The judge’s order can’t change that fact.
Moreover, Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation are hardly the only sources for online files or blueprints that enable a home manufacturer with a 3D printer to make a gun.
True enough. The files are, in fact, out there. And because they’re out there, no one — not an impotent federal judge, or the ignorant attorneys general in New Jersey, Oregon, New York, Washington state or anywhere else — can do a damned thing about it.
So, at least for now, Defense Distributed can’t distribute their files. But today’s order has zero effect on anyone else with access to those files, which have already been downloaded by thousand of people. So we’d like to do our part in helping to ensure that the signal reaches as many more people as possible.
Here’s a collection of various FOSSCAD CAD files including a photo album of each design.
This album shows off some of the wonderful parts in the newest FOSSCAD Megapack 4.8 (Ishikawa). This pack is a collection of the newest FOSSCAD CAD files including all previous Megapacks. This pack hence replaces all previous Megapacks. These files are not being released by Defense Distributed or DEFCAD Incorporated. In this Megapack (4.8), changes include some reorganization of file and folder names. See the changelog for other significant additions. The FOSSCAD community is releasing the NEWEST pack sharing the datalove.
And here’s a Dropbox folder of the Defense Distributed files including the Liberator, an AR-15 lower and four more for your viewing and printing pleasure. Please share freely.
UPDATE: Here’s another source.
The Firearms Policy Coalition has set up codeisfreespeech.com to distribute plans here.