Come and Take It: The Gun Printer’s Guide to Thinking Free by Cody Wilson

By Cody Wilson

A startling philosophical manifesto for the twenty-first century on freedom of knowledge, Come and Take It is the arguable but exciting tale of the 1st ever-3D printable gun, built via self-described crypto-anarchist and rogue philosopher Cody Wilson.

In safety dispensed, Cody Wilson’s staff labored opposed to all odds to guard liberty and definitely the right to entry palms during the construction of 3D revealed firearms. Now, Wilson crafts a distinct and important advisor in the course of the electronic revolution and follows a gaggle of electronic radicals as they navigate political subterfuge—deflecting interference from the nation division and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—to create a technological miracle, opposed to all odds.

Harkening to either Zen and the paintings of bike Maintenance and The Anarchist Cookbook, Come and Take It combines parts of a modern day mystery with a desirable philosophical treatise, and Wilson paints a scathing and well timed portrait of an ideologically polarized the USA and his personal fight within the struggle for liberty.

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Reminds me of another scofflaw, a guy fresh out of undergrad. ” “I still think going public about our activities, our intent, is the only way we could have dared to get away with it,” I said. “But, you know, so many companies are building the infernal machine and just not admitting it. ” I grunted my acknowledgment. We just admitted what we wanted to do. ” In the first week of October 2012, when the story was freshly dead, I was contacted by the New York Times. His name was Nick Bilton, and he asked me his list of questions with that breezy kind of disrespect we reserve for charlatans.

I traced every backlink and screed. The 3D printing world intersected with a group of self-identified “Makers,” modern successors of the backpage DIY culture, who loaded online comment sections and forums with the liturgy of their movement, which as far as I could tell was mostly about the rediscovery of the personal use of tools and industrial equipment. Just what did any of them really believe? ’ ” “That’s really it, isn’t it,” Ben said. “Yeah, keeping your head down. Reminds me of another scofflaw, a guy fresh out of undergrad.

He bounced his right leg as he spoke. He’d get it going tonight and report back in the morning. Of course I never saw him again. He wanted to connect me with members of the Austin “Liberty scene,” and I believed that meant their money. I was introduced to plenty of names by email. Apparently I had to see it for myself. At the bottom of this passage is Brave New Books. Just before turning through the shop’s glass-pane threshold, I stood agog before a cinder-block wall festooned with every species of flyer and circular.

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