3D printing, when it works, is a remarkably easy way to turn a very complicated design file into a physical object.
Open source, when it works, is a great way to innovate on and distribute an idea quickly.
What if that idea was a design for a gun?
The Defense Distributed project seems to be coming to open source 3D printing from a philosophical perspective. They assert that designing a 3D printable personal defensive weapon system is a challenge to numerous entities that they either disagree with or believe don’t go far enough in their beliefs.
More after the jump.