Dear Patriots,

After much agonizing deliberation, I have decided of my own volition to cease hosting the design files for the Survival Pistol.

My reasons for doing this are complex and I would rather not air them publicly.  Suffice to say that these reasons include:

* Concerns over the Survival Pistol's potential misuse.

* Fear of being targeted for politically-motivated backlash.

* My desire to build a reputation as a bona fide engineer, not merely a rebel who supports the right to bear arms.

I am sorry if this change of heart on my part destroys your impression of my character.  Sometimes I am driven to build things by an all-consuming compulsion, and this was the case with the SP.  I think a very large part of it was a need to prove to myself and others that I could do it.  Well I did.  Now that the compulsive urge has subsided, I've had some time to think.  I don't regret what I did, but... it's time to move on to other projects.  I hope you can find it in your heart to understand.

~ Peter