Defense Distributed gets license to make and sell 3D printed guns

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Cody Wilson, who heads 3D printed firearms group Defense Distributed, has apparently received a federal firearms license officially allowing him to manufacture or sell the group’s guns. Defense Distributed posted a Facebook photo of the license with a note reading “The work begins!” Wilson tells Ars Technica that his Type 7 license will allow him the same rights as other manufacturers: “I can sell some of the pieces that we’ve been making. I can do firearms transactions and transport.” He’ll be required to keep records on what he makes and sells, and he’s not planning to sell anything at all until he receives a supplemental license to make a broader range of firearms.

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