Skip to comments.Trump Administration signs agreement making major blow to gun control
Posted on 07/20/2018 3:13:27 PM PDT by richardb72
The federal government has finally recognized the obvious that sharing instructions on how to make guns with 3D printers counts as constitutionally protected speech. Despite little fanfare, this is an important victory for First Amendment rights. It also represents a real blow to the increasingly futile cause of gun control.
The U.S. Justice Department announced a legal settlement and its surrender to the First Amendment arguments July 10 made in a case brought by Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed. Wilson, 25, created a ruckus in May 2013 when he announced his successful design of a plastic gun. In just two days, 100,000 copies of the handgun blueprint were downloaded from Wilsons website.
The most downloads came from Spain, followed by the U.S., Brazil and Germany. The heavy downloading in Spain, Brazil and Germany likely reflected attempts to evade extremely restrictive handgun regulations in those countries.
People are going to download these files whether they're legal or not. As we've seen with movies, file sharing is unstoppable. The most pirated TV program in 2017 was the seventh season of Game of Thrones, with well over 10 million illegal downloads in most weeks.
Within days of the gun file being uploaded, the Obama State Department served Wilson with a letter threatening criminal prosecution for violating federal export controls. Wilson immediately complied with the order, but there was no way to stop further downloading.
Within a week of the initial uploading, the file could be downloaded on the Internet from over 4,000 different computers around the world.
The Justice Departments recent settlement with Wilson is very favorable to him, allowing Wilson to provide the printing instructions for public release (meaning unlimited distribution) in any form. The government also compensated $40,000 of Wilsons legal costs.
Someone has just as much right to release the.....
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A little bit more of 0bama gets erased.
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Uh oh. Liberals gonna have ‘splody heads in 3, 2, 1.....
The Disappearance of Odumdo...
Those ears will take awhile.
Lasts just as long as the next Democrat or RINO president. Need to get codified as law or judicial opinion.
This will compromise the public safety of despots. Oh no. Thanks richardb72.
Reminiscent of the Cheshire Cat, someday that is all that will be left of him.
“Reminiscent of the Cheshire Cat, someday that is all that will be left of him.”
And his ears. His mother must have beee a “Loving Cup!” Or a close relative of Dumbo the Elephant.
Anyone can make a zip gun with about $3 in hardware. The instructions for how to do it have been in the public domain since the 1940s.
In the new Lost in Space series (ep 3) the 3d printer refuses to print a gun because they are starting a new civilzation out there and don’t want to experience gun violence out there. Even if they really need a gun.
I like that!!!!!!
Significantly, the government expressly acknowledges that non-automatic firearms up to .50-caliber including modern semi-auto sporting rifles such as the popular AR-15 and similar firearms are not inherently military.
Trump just officially and legally removed the term "Assault weapon" from the liberal dictionary.
If this were truly a major blow for gun control, then why doesn’t Trump issue a similar document for AR-15s and 30 round magazines?
the same libtards that have their own copies of the anarchist cookbook...
It is, of course, illegal to manufacture firearms, and so nobody will do it. If that seems a bit naive, remember that it's the fundamental basis of all gun control laws.
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