“We’re ready,” said Cody Wilson, a spokesman for Defense Distributed, the company that hopes to manufacture the “Wiki Weapon”. “We’re sitting on the logistics, time, resources and money. We’re just waiting on a little piece of paper.”
That little piece of paper is a federal firearms license , the permit that is needed to legally make and manufacture firearms in the United States. Barring an unexpected issue, Wilson expects the license will be granted within the next two or three weeks. Initially, the group planned to create prototypes without a license, but after the media discovered the Wiki Weapon, the group has been under increased scrutiny and several problems have threatened to derail the project.