3D-printed gun pioneer accused of sexually assaulting a child

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/09/20/3d-printed-gun-pioneer-charged.html


Here’s where the two realities diverge. On one side, we have the narrative of this guy with libertarian ideals whose plan to 3D print firearms seems a little alarming, and who also is suspected of sexually assaulting a child. On the other side, we have a hero of the 2nd Amendment and a true patriot brought down by a liberal/communist/internationalist conspiracy.

How long until the 16 year old girl is identified and receiving death threats?


The irony of this is that he’ll probably end up somewhere where he can enjoy a normal English-speaking life, but which won’t extradict him because what he did isn’t a crime there.

Which basically means he’s going to end up in the UK or some other ultra European place with extremely restrictive gun controls but extremely lax penis controls.



Theres a moral to the story whether or not you agree with the guys politics. If you get on the bad side of the Feds, you better watch your step!!! they’ll take you down anyway they can.

All Capone - Income Tax

Aaron Schwarz - Computer Fraud Abuse Act.

This guy - should have checked the hooker’s ID.

Also - what kind of “Crypto Anarchist” makes arrangements online with a hooker in a careless enough fashion that the Feds know All the details?


Woudln’t he just get a hold of a 3D printer and continue his determined quest to blow off his fingers?

I mean, this is someone who thinks it’s a good idea to make firearms (controlled explosions that propel bits of metal) out of extruded plastic. I don’t think we’re dealing with a brain trust here.


:joy: Yeah, he should change his title to " Backfire Expert"


Are you sure that the moral isn’t don’t sexually abuse minors?

Maybe we should highlight that.


The sex worker told a counselor who told the authorities who are required to react. This isn’t an attempt to force charges of an unrelated crime onto a Teflon Don.


Some Marxists can be very pro 2nd amendment, but I don’t think the American far-right are aware of that.

  1. To be able forcefully and threateningly to oppose this party, whose betrayal of the workers will begin with the very first hour of victory, the workers must be armed and organized. The whole proletariat must be armed at once with muskets, rifles, cannon and ammunition, and the revival of the old-style citizens’ militia, directed against the workers, must be opposed. Where the formation of this militia cannot be prevented, the workers must try to organize themselves independently as a proletarian guard, with elected leaders and with their own elected general staff; they must try to place themselves not under the orders of the state authority but of the revolutionary local councils set up by the workers. Where the workers are employed by the state, they must arm and organize themselves into special corps with elected leaders, or as a part of the proletarian guard. Under no pretext should arms and ammunition be surrendered; any attempt to disarm the workers must be frustrated, by force if necessary. The destruction of the bourgeois democrats’ influence over the workers, and the enforcement of conditions which will compromise the rule of bourgeois democracy, which is for the moment inevitable, and make it as difficult as possible – these are the main points which the proletariat and therefore the League must keep in mind during and after the approaching uprising.

Karl Marx and Frederick Engels - Address of the Central Committee to the Communist League, London, March 1850


The lesson I learned from this regarding the government here - it’s that libertarians can take their views that laws don’t apply to them quite literally.


Also, the feds went after Aaron Swartz directly for his “crime”. His memory doesn’t have to be sullied by lumping him in with these two Libertarian “heroes”.


Didn’t the same kind of thing happen with the guy sticking guns and flamethrowers on drones in Clinton CT?

Honestly, what is it with these don’t tread on me nuts and children?

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It is also worth remembering that Aaron Swartz was more interested in libertarian-socialism, which does things very differently to what the propertarians on the right do.


He would have been better off 3D printing a Fleshlight.


That’s what happens when the starting point of one’s libertarianism isn’t a horny and entitled and selfish 12-year-old boy who wants to let mommy know she won’t be taking away his toys, nosiree!


If anyone is interested, here are Swartz’s thoughts on Understanding Power by Noam Chomsky


Reading the book, I felt as if my mind was rocked by explosions. At times the ideas were too much that I literally had to lie down. (I’m not the only one to feel this way — Norman Finkelstein noted that when he went through a similar experience, “It was a totally crushing experience for me. … My world literally caved in. And there were quite a number of weeks where … I just was in bed, totally devastated.”) I remember vividly clutching at the door to my room, trying to hold on to something while the world spun around.

For weeks afterwards, everything I saw was in a different light. Every time I saw a newspaper or magazine or person on TV, I questioned what I thought knew about them, wondered how they fit into this new picture. Questions that had puzzled me for years suddenly began making sense in this new world. I reconsidered everyone I knew, everything I thought I’d learned. And I found I didn’t have much company.

It’s taken me two years to write about this experience, not without reason. One terrifying side effect of learning the world isn’t the way you think is that it leaves you all alone. And when you try to describe your new worldview to people, it either comes out sounding unsurprising (“yeah, sure, everyone knows the media’s got problems”) or like pure lunacy and people slowly back away.

Ever since then, I’ve realized that I need to spend my life working to fix the shocking brokenness I’d discovered. And the best way to do that, I concluded, was to try to share what I’d discovered with others.


They’ll use whatever they got, related or not. That was my whole point.

The Aaron Schwartz case the law that applied was technically related to the crime, but it’s written in such a vague way that it didn’t matter that he had the right to access the data that was on the system he hacked. ( Again WATCH YOUR STEP!, who knows what Aaron would be up to today if he’d have used a slower scrape script instead of going into the closet )

Here’s two more I remembered…

John Lennon was kept out of the country for I think a weed possession charge.

Yasin Bey ( mos def ) - was kept out on some technicality.


Quite a contrast with the standard Libertarian epiphany of an arrogant teenaged nerd reading “Atlas Shrugged” and concluding “I knew it! I’m a special and superior being and all those moochers are just trying to keep me down. I’ll build my own gun and show them all!”


Sigh - what a shit show.

  1. Prostitution should be legal.

  2. If you are under aged you shouldn’t be engaged in prostitution.

  3. You shouldn’t be seeking under aged prostitutes.

  4. If you engage in prostitution you run the risk of running into under aged prostitute and better CYA.

  5. Legalizing prostitution would help eliminate points 2-4.