Wilson sparked controversy after creating the world's first fully 3D-printed gun and sharing the blueprint online.
Cody Wilson left Defense Distributed in the wake of charges involving a 16-year-old girl and SugarDaddyMeet.com.
Wilson, 30, fled to Taiwan to avoid being charged with sexual assault. The Taiwanese authorities sent him back to America.
He'll likely be deported to the U.S., where he'll face a charge of sexually assaulting a minor.
Here's everything you don't know about Cody Wilson.
The Defense Distributed founder texted the girl photos of his penis and described himself as a "big deal," according to an arrest affidavit.
U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle said the blueprints’ publication could cause irreparable harm to U.S. citizens.
Amid a last-minute bid by states to prevent the spread of untraceable firearms, a company has released plans for seven 3D-printed guns, including an AR-15.
They're making a last-ditch effort to stop a Texas-based company from releasing downloadable models for plastic guns on Aug. 1.
The judge said he was sympathetic to the gun control groups’ concerns but questioned their legal standing to intervene in the case.
On Aug. 1, Defense Distributed will release online blueprints for 3D-printed guns that are virtually untraceable.
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On another side, Solce's interviews with Cody Wilson, who is working to make 3D-printed semi-automatic weapons readily available
I thought John Sarik was trying to shake my hand when we met last Spring at the Columbia Laboratory for Unconventional Electronics (CLUE). Instead he was trying to hand me a small tan-colored plastic figurine of smuggler and rouge Han Solo, of Star Wars fame, frozen in carbonite.
Colbert pointed out that defense distributors are calling the 3D printed guns "wiki-weapons," referring to their accessibility
We need to level the playing field, and to do that we need to open the door and let everyone into the library. The question becomes how far to open that door, and where to draw the line on what is necessary and what is dangerous information.
That may be a prudent approach, considering the nihilistic plan laid out on Defense Distributed's website. "This project
The 3-D printing story -- accompanied by its biggest character, Cody Wilson - has received some attention, but is only in its beginning stages. That's likely why it is not the top story of the day.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but when your opinion is incorrect on such a scale that you are being backed by people to print automatic weapons for free without any government background checks, then it's an issue.
"I think the real utopia is the idea that we can go back to the 1990s and everything will be perfect forever," Wilson says
Wilson, a University of Texas law student, has also been an outspoken critic of gun control laws. His company made the first