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3D Gun Pioneer Cody Wilson Resigned As Head Of Defense Distributed

Paloma Heindorff assumed the role of director of the controversial company after Wilson stepped down on Friday. "I'm a different person. I'm not trying to replace him as a character," she said.

Even as he was making plans to rent a Taipei apartment last week, it appears that Cody Wilson had already severed all ties with the controversial 3D gun printing company he founded in 2012.

The DIY gun pioneer resigned from Defense Distributed as of Friday to address "some personal legal effects," Paloma Heindorff on Tuesday, before announcing that she was stepping into Wilson's role.

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