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
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