This sculpture is a Parkland father's plea to voters
- They worked with the Giffords Organization, a gun-reform nonprofit started by former US representative and mass shooting survivor Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords of Arizona.
- The project will include nine other identical sculptures that will be featured across 10 cities in the United States.
- Some of the locations include the Center for Social Justice in Las Vegas, Houston's City Hall and Philadelphia's Museum of Art. Some of the statues are being strategically placed in districts where hotly contested midterm elections are to take place.
- "They're in districts that are represented by members of Congress who receive a significant amount of money from the gun lobby," Crumrine told CNN.
- As far as cities such as Parkland, Florida, and Las Vegas, the statues act as more of a reminder, as these two cities were subject to two of the worst mass shootings in American history.
3D-printed gun maker Cody Wilson has been arrested in Taiwan
- The controversial 3D-printed gun maker Cody Wilson has been arrested in Taiwan after authorities in Texas announced he was wanted on charges that he sexually assaulted a minor.
- On Wednesday, Texas law enforcement announced that the 30-year-old Wilson was wanted for allegedly paying a girl under the age of 17 for sex, but was believed to be in Taiwan.
- BuzzFeed News reports that immigration authorities in the country say they are searching for travel documents for Wilson so he can be deported to the United States.
- As the head of the start-up Defense Distributed, Wilson waged a years-long legal battle over the distribution of 3-D-printed gun blueprints.
- While the Trump administration initially came to an agreement that would have allowed Wilson to continue distributing the blueprints, state attorneys general recently intervened with a new legal challenge, which was working its way through court as the Texas charges were announced.
US working on 1150 mile range supergun
- The US Strategic Long Range Cannon (SLRC) will have a range of up to 1,150 miles.
- The Strategic Long Range Cannon could be a follow-up to supergun work that Gerard Bull started for Iraq from 1988-1990.
- The Army’s M109A7 Paladin self-propelled howitzer and the M777 towed howitzer are 155-millimeter guns with a maximum range of 18.6 miles.
- In 1967, Canadian artillery engineer Gerald Bull built the High Altitude Research Project which had a range of 111 miles.
- The full-size Big Babylon barrel would have been 156m in length with a one metre bore.
- Gerard was building the Baby Babylon gun for Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
- It had a bore diameter of 330-millimeters and was one hundred feet long.
- Big Babylon would have had a bore diameter of 914 millimeters and could launch a 1,322 pound projectile up to 528 miles.
3D Gun Printing Entrepreneur Cody Wilson Is on the Run From Police Over Child Sexual Assault Charge
- A gun-rights advocate known for his quest to help Americans manufacture firearms at home using 3-D printers may be on the run in Taiwan, after police in Texas charged him for paying to have sex with a 16-year-old girl.
- The Austin Police Department is working with national and international authorities to locate Cody Wilson, 30, and “bring him to justice” after he became aware of the investigation and missed a flight home from Taipei, Commander Troy Officer said at a press conference on Wednesday.
- Wilson, who has described himself as a “crypto-anarchist,” was charged by Austin police with sexually assaulting the unidentified girl by paying $500 to have sex with her at a hotel.
- In August, a Seattle judge blocked Defense Distributed from posting the 3-D printing gun templates to its website.
Facing sexual assault charges, 3D-printed gun advocate Cody Wilson evades US authorities
- The gun rights activist who waged a very public legal war over the right to freely distribute 3D-printed gun schematics over the internet is facing serious charges that have nothing to do with firearms.
- According to a law enforcement press conference today, Cody Wilson, 30, is believed to have traveled to Taipei after learning that he was under investigation for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old.
- The two continued talking via iMessage and Wilson allegedly identified himself to the victim and mentioned that he was a “big deal,” prompting her to find his name featured in recent news stories.
- The affidavit, published in full on Ars Technica, details how the two met in person on August 15 at a local coffee shop and Wilson then took the victim to a hotel in a vehicle registered to his company, Defense Distributed.
- The victim alleges that the sexual assault took place at Austin’s Archer hotel, after which Wilson paid her $500.
Uber driver sues Jameis Winston over alleged groping incident and hires an attorney involved in one of his previous scandals
- The driver — referred to as "Kate P." in federal court documents — hired attorney John Clune, who represented Erica Kinsman when she accused Winston of raping her in December 2012.
- An eight-month NFL investigation into the incident found that Winston violated the NFL's personal conduct policy by touching the driver "in an inappropriate and sexual manner without her consent and that disciplinary action was necessary and appropriate." Winston was suspended by the league for the first three games of the season, and given backup Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's impressive play in Tampa Bay's contests against the Saints and the Eagles, it is looking increasingly likely that the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback will not return to his starting role when his suspension ends next week.
- Florida State settled Kinsman's rape case against Winston in 2016 by awarding her $950,000 and enacting new policies and education initiatives on campus.
DIY Gun Activist Cody Wilson Accused of Child Sexual Assault
- On Wednesday, the District Court in Travis County, Texas, issued an arrest warrant for Wilson on charges of sexual assault, a second-degree felony.
- According to the affidavit, which was obtained by WIRED, a juvenile female under the age of 17 alleges that Wilson, age 30, sexually assaulted her in a hotel on August 15 and then paid her $500.
- In an interview with investigators at the Center for Child Protection on August 27, the unnamed accuser said she met Wilson through the website SugarDaddyMeet.com.
- She told investigators that Wilson arrived in a black Ford Edge SUV—the same make and model as a vehicle registered to Wilson’s 3-D-printed gun company, according to police.
- In August, after a district court judge in Seattle ordered an injunction against the sharing of 3-D-printed gun blueprints online, Wilson announced he would begin selling the blueprints instead.
3D-printed gun maker Cody Wilson charged with sexually assaulting underage girl
- Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson — known for his fight with the US government over 3D-printed guns — has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor, according to The Austin American-Statesman.
- The Statesman reports that police filed an arrest warrant for Wilson today in Travis County, Texas, alleging that a girl under 17 years old (the state’s age of consent) said Wilson paid her for sex after meeting on a site called SugarDaddyMeet.com.
- The girl later told a counselor that she had been paid $500 for sex with a 30-year-old man, and the counselor reported the incident to police, who interviewed the girl in late August and identified Wilson from his account profile pictures.
- Wilson, who describes himself as a crypto-anarchist, has fought a years-long battle to distribute blueprints for 3D-printed firearms in an attempt to make American gun regulations unenforceable.
3D-printed gun pioneer Cody Wilson accused of having sex with underage girl
- Cody Wilson, the 3D-printed gun rights activist, has a warrant out for his arrest, according to an affidavit partially published Wednesday by an Austin-based reporter, Tony Plohetski.
- Further ReadingJudge allows temporary ban on 3D-printed gun files to continueLast month, Wilson convened a press conference at a hotel in Austin where he announced that he would be selling CAD files of firearms for the first time—previously he had given them away on the Internet, until his legal troubles began.
- As Ars has reported, Wilson's company, Defense Distributed, has been involved in a years-long lawsuit with the Department of State over publication of those files and making them available to foreigners.
- None of Defense Distributed's attorneys involved in the Washington case immediately responded to Ars' request for comment.