Cody Wilson, founder and Director of Defense Distributed (DD) has resigned, according to a press conference held Tuesday, September 25th in Austin, Texas. Paloma Heindorff, an operations executive with the company for three years, has been named Director. Mr. Wilson tendered his formal resignation Friday, September 21st in the wake of criminal allegations and charges unrelated to his work with DD and his advocacy for First and Second Amendment issues.
3D Gun File Company Appoints New Director After its Former Head, Cody Wilson, Resigns to Face Criminal Charges
“My name is Paloma Heindorff,” DD’s new Director spoke in distinctly British English. Flanked by the company’s legal team, Ms. Heindorff tersely announced particulars, thanked her team for not missing a beat during their founder’s being charged, arrested, deported, arraigned, and released on bond to face criminal charges having nothing to do with their mission.
Paloma Heindorff, center
“I am extremely proud to say,” Ms. Heindorff continued, reading from prepared remarks, “that over the past few days, the entire team at defense distributed has recommitted to enabling the sharing and publication of CAD and 3D printed files. This resilience I truly believe to not only be characteristic of our company as a whole, but also the ideas that we have worked so hard to promote.”
Sterling Event Center in Austin, Texas is a campus of salons for joyous occasions, weddings, receptions. Tuesday morning, September 25th, it was a lot less than that, as four employees of the nonprofit Defense Distributed stood, wearing DD swag near a nondescript room’s entrance,