At home engineering triples the speed of firearm and ammo innovation.
“Suck Boy Tony” might have the funniest pseudonym in 3D printed guns, but he’s deadly serious when it comes to firearms. As a combat engineer in the army, he searched for and blew up IEDs. Now he’s combining that experience with his college civil engineering courses to produce the largest known caliber 3D printed gun. Tony’s .50 Caliber Bolter pistol solves the pressure and stress challenges through an innovative hybrid cartridge-chamber, upper receiver engineering, and novel components. This episode will double your gun design IQ.
How ridiculous can you make a gun with 3d printing?
Innovators are creating all sorts of Frankenstein guns with 3d printing, and today’s guest has some notable ones. Vinh Nguyen is a designer and programmer who combines a passion for absurdity with sound engineering. He took a Heritage Rough Rider revolver with a 16″ barrel and added a 3D printed shroud and buffer tube adapter for the grip, turning it into a cyberpunk rifle. We discuss Vinh’s other projects such as the HP22 frame, possibly the smallest 3D printed frame. We finish the episode with Vinh sharing his thoughts as a Vietnamese American on hoplophobes using racism to push gun control.
What do Bitcoin and guns have in common that makes them a tool for asymmetric defense?
“Come and take it” is the mantra of free men. But is it just an idea? How do we make it real? Today we speak with Jameson Lopp, a self-described “professional cypherpunk” and the Co-founder and CTO of Bitcoin protection company Casa. Using real world examples, we discuss how cryptography and firearms can fail or succeed to protect our digital and physical property. For digital property, we delve into the story of Larry Harmon, the CEO of Coin Ninja who was arrested for allegedly laundering $300 million with a bitcoin mixer, and subsequently had all of his bitcoin hardware wallets seized by the Department of Justice. For physical property, we analyze the 2014 Bundy standoff, an armed confrontation between federal law enforcement and militia member supporters of cattle rancher Cliven Bundy. We close the episode discussing how 3D printed guns meld cryptography with firearms – the apotheosis of “Come and take it”.
Today we speak with Jeff Rodriguez, who aims to be the Linus Torvalds of the 3d gun printing world. By putting his designs into the public domain and using the Linux style distribution model, he’s adding fuel to the fire of distributed manufacturing. Jeff is best known for a 3D printed shotgun, built on his 12k Liberator platform. This design platform offers various calibers such as .357 and .44 Magnum rounds in a pump action zigzag revolver. We also speak with Jeff about the risks of him not being pseudonymous, his 3D printed shotgun shells, and the progress of DIY ammo. Jeff is a presenter at the Bear Arms N’ Bitcoin 2020 conference.
Jeff Rodriguez home page including links to his projects with tooling, weapons, ammunition, and software
If a lawyer says it, it must be true! Today we speak with Matthew Larosiere, the Director of Legal Policy at the Firearms Policy Coalition. We discuss why 3D printed guns are protected free speech and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is unconstitutional against individuals. Matt explains how Heller and McDonald incorporated the 2nd Amendment against the states. We also dive into 3D printed guns and the legal and personal stratagies to defend the production of DIY weapons.
Today’s guest is CTRL+Pew, can you figure out the meaning of his pseudonym? If so, you’ll understand his humor and zest for spreading freedom and fun with 3D printing and bitcoin. We sit down with CTRL Pew to discuss a few of his projects and also dip into some commentary, including:
CTRL + Pew’s HiPoint 3D printed pistol and 3D Printable AR15/AR9 80% receiver milling jigs. How 3d gun printing lowers the cost of guns, and thus allows more people to exercise their right to bear arms
Designing a 3D printed narwhal tusk as a political statement and a tool for Londoners to defend themselves from future Jihadist terrorism
Using a bitcoin bounty to motivate people to make a DIY gun barrel using ECM
How some Bitcoiners are out of touch with the poor and and can harm bitcoin usage by using it only for speculation
Selling 3D printed gun accessories to fund development
CTRL+Pew’s homepage, with links to all of gun projects, social media, and more
We continue to defy what’s possible with 3D gun printing
3D gun printing is hard work, and our guest today is one of the hardest working gun printers. Incarbonite has built or tested just about every 3D printed gun and part that the Deterrence Dispensed team has produced since its inception. In this episode we discuss Incarbonite’s experience, starting from building DIY guns at home as a kid to today’s most recent and cutting edge 3D printed creations.
Advantages of 3D printed receivers over 80% complete receivers
The evolution and process of developing, testing, and marketing new designs
Using LBRY and Spee.ch to get around file hosting and sharing censorship
How the lower cost of using parts kits and 3D printed lowers the barrier of entry to gun ownership
What’s coming to 3D gun printing in 2020 and defying what’s possible
Mobs, the State, and private enterprise partner to censor thought dissidents
Financial censorship is a powerful new tool to suppress free speech by threatening, and sometimes ruining, people’s financial lives. While governments have varying restraints on censoring speech, private enterprises and outrage mobs do not. When two of these three groups work together to silence dissidents, individuals have few defenses. In this episode we speak with Preston Byrne, an attorney focused on cryptocurrency and tech, who has written and spoken on this trinity of financial censorship.
Sides of the trinity: The State + mobs, private enterprise + the State, mobs + the State, with examples of each
“Mob-driven, extra-judicial denial of service”
Specific strategies to defeat each censor combination
Using bitcoin, alternative tech applications, and free speech supporting service providers
In an age of risk aversion and talkers, JStark1809 stands out as a man taking big risks, working tirelessly to build a gun that can be made at home, almost anywhere in the world, regardless of gun control laws. He calls it the FGC-9. Can you guess what those three letters stand for? JStark is a modern European in an American Revolutionary War general’s body.
The story and meaning of “Live free or die – Death is not the worst of evils” said by General John Stark in 1809
Europe has an anti-gun culture because of its historically hierarchical society and the emigration of “free men” to America
Overview of JStark’s project gun, the FGC-9, “Fuck Gun Control – 9mm”
DIY guns are made of a combination of 3D printed components, off the shelf items, and standard gun parts
Prospects and importance of DIY ammunition
Making a gun barrel with a steel tube and ECM
The design and testing process of 3D printed guns, and collaboration using Keybase
We are living with Nazi gun laws in the United States
Today’s guest is Jeff Kelman, who is writing his master’s
thesis at Gratz College on the role of guns in the holocaust and other
genocides. We delve into the strongest argument for the right to bear arms and
the undeniable evil of the state using asymmetric armament to slaughter
millions of civilians. There’s a saying, “Those who forget history are
condemned to repeat it. Jeff’s scholarship provides the historical facts and rigorous
analysis to remember the past to prevent future genocides.
How the Gun Control Act of 1968 was based on the German Weimer Republic Gun Control Act of 1928
Why registration and subjective licensing are the key starting points for gun control laws that preceded numerous genocides. And how they lead to armament asymmetry
How governments seize the wealth of their citizens to fund their violence and how bitcoin offers protection against that theft
Historical summary of the Armenian, Khmer Rouge, Rwandan, and Chinese genocides, and the gun control acts preceding them
How 3D printed guns might reduce the risk of gun confiscation because 3D guns aren’t registered
We compare current how US red flag laws compare to similar ones in Nazi Germany and Communist Russia, and how they’re used to disarm members of oppositional political groups
Jessica Solce is the Director, Producer, and Co-Editor of No Control, a highly acclaimed documentary about Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed’s efforts to unleash 3D printed guns upon the world. In this episode we discuss the film and connect to the present state of 3D printed guns and the various hydras that have spawned from the government clampdown on Defense Distributed.
Backstory and reactions to the film
The wisdom and dangers of Cody Wilson’s tactics
The Wiki Weapon as a political instrument
Why the two sides of the gun debate will never agree
Distribution of knowledge of how to build a gun – not the physical object
Financial deplatforming of Defense Distributed and other gun organizations
Legal strategies to prevent bad guys from seizing your bitcoin
In part II of the BitcoinGun Lawyer episode we start with a quick discussion on 3D gun printing and the 2nd Amendment. We then spend the remainder of time delving into the criminal, civil, and tax issues with bitcoin. We discuss the legal strategies and pitfalls as well as services to reduce your risks and improve your privacy.
How 3D printed guns fit into existing laws
When does the 1st and 2nd Amendments protect and not protect software and sharing 3D gun files
How Satoshi Nakamoto protected himself from potential legal issues
How your bitcoin can be seized if you lose a lawsuit, starting with a Debtor’s Examination
Civil versus criminal contempt of court if you refuse to give up your bitcoin private keys
Strategies to protect your bitcoin using trusts, LLCs, and pre-nuptial agreements
Power of the government to seize your bitcoin
Pros and cons of acquiring bitcoin via buying it on exchange, versus from a friend versus earning it in your business
Reducing legal risks by using peer to peer, non-custodial bitcoin services
We will obsolete regimes of control with technology.
Today’s guest is the Nicola Tesla of ammunition. Austin Jones is the Cofounder and Chief Engineer at the non-profit research organization Atlas Arms. Their first concept in development is the Dagny Dagger project – a new type of legally-unrestricted handgun ammunition which in 9mm Luger is able to penetrate all soft armor and some rifle-rated hard armor. This will allow citizens the first legal access to armor-penetrating ammunition since 1986. The projectiles are intended to be more readily home-manufactured than traditional AP ammo, and all research and data including Ghost Gunner code will be released open-source. The work will begin on 9mm Luger with future plans for Dagny Dagger loadings in 10mm/.40SW, 5.56, .308, and possibly 5.7. The Dagger will also debut APHP (Armor-Penetrating Hollow Point) bullets, a novel projectile design which boasts superior armor penetration while expanding and fragmenting on soft, unarmored targets for multirole performance.
Austin’s reasons for developing armor piercing ammunition
What if people use his ammo to kill cops wearing body armor?
Why ammunition is protected by the 2nd Amendment
When and why armor piercing ammo became illegal
Obsoleting regimes of control out of existence through engineering and technology
The space age technology of the Dagny Dagger bullet
3D printing makes it cheaper and easier to make your own gun.
This episode is one a lot of our gun listeners have been waiting for. Today we speak with a man known only as “Ivan The Troll”. He has emerged as one of the most prolific, innovative, and controversial members of Deterrence Dispensed, a decentralized 3D gun printing group built in the image of Cody Wilson’s Defense Distributed. Multiple social media companies have banned him from their platforms including Twitter, Reddit, Youtube, and Facebook. In response, he and other members of Deterrence Dispensed have migrated to encrypted chat and file sharing applications. Ironically, these apps have enabled greater innovation, testing, and sharing of 3D printed guns and files.
Free speech protects 3D gun printing files, 1st Amendment protects the 2nd Amendment
History of homemade and DIY weapons
How 3D printing can accelerate total gun control and why that’s a good thing
Three categories of 3D printed guns
Making 3D printed gun plans for Europeans and Californians
Our guest today is “Anti-Gunner Leaks”. He’s goes behind enemy lines to expose and sometimes stop the dirty secret tricks of anti-gun extremists in the media, government, and tech companies. He’s funny, passionate, and loves to fight. If you ever meet him in a bar, buy him a beer. First we talk about “Facebook Gate” when an international group coordinated to take down gun related Facebook groups through click fraud, until A.G. Leaks stopped them. Second, we go inside “The Trace” who claim to be a “non-profit newsroom” but in fact, are a radical left group funded by billionaires. The Trace bullies large tech companies into suppressing free speech about the 2nd amendment. Third, A.G. Leaks recounts the development of 3D gun printing groups in the post – Cody Wilson era. He shares the high tech tactics they use to route around Silicon Valley’s attempt to sharing files of 3D printed guns. We end with A.G. sharing inside information on an ATF controversy, and criticism of what he sees as corruption and incompetence.