Facing stiff opposition, 3-D gun designer from Arkansas pushes for right to print plans

Posted: August 12, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.
Updated: August 13, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Former Arkansan Cody Wilson holds an assault rifle recently at the library of his Austin nonprofit, Defense Distributed. “Anyone can walk out of my office holding a blueprint. That does not make it a weapon,” Wilson says.

The summertime streets are nearly deserted as Cody Wilson, a University of Texas graduate, walks through the school's Victorian-Gothic buildings toward the main research library.

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