Gun Control and weapons made at home
With all the blather about gun control that got shot down in the Senate, you would figure that the Obama administration would have gotten the message: Disarming the public is impossible, no matter how many laws you create. Nothing short of prison camps, jack booted thugs with badges and assault rifles on every corner, and unlawful searches are even going to come close, and by then, you've already lost any legitimacy as a government.
Now the US government, like all of our allies who have made criminals of their citizens for gun ownership (the UK, France, Australia), is freaking out about printable weapons. So much so, in fact, that the State Department has ordered the closure of an internet site for disseminating the printable plans. This is exactly the type of application of authoritarian/dictatorial uses of the DNS seizures people feared when the government first started doing them, supposedly in the name of preventing internet piracy.
Too late. The cat is out of the bag, and now, possession of information is a crime. Notice the 503s coming up from the site.
Of course it is impossible to truly stop the spread of information, so Pirate Bay has taken over the dissemination of the plans.
Pirate Bay Takes Over Distribution of Censored 3D Printable Gun | TorrentFreak
Perhaps next our government will shut down the internet for our own safety. What a bunch of asshats. These plans are right now making their way through England, France, Australia, and all the rest of the supposedly "Gun free" zones on the planet. Now we will get a chance to see the benevolence of our kind hearted, liberal representatives in government.