Defense Distributed Victory for First and Second Amendments!

Defense Distributed Victory for First and Second Amendments!

3D Printed Guns Confiscated In Japan Arizona -( Ammoland.com )- Elections have consequences. One of the levers of power in the executive branch is the ability to settle lawsuits. Trump era officials in the Department of Justice have agreed to settle a lawsuit meant to stop an egregious violation of First and Second Amendment rights. Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed published computer code that enabled people with 3D printers to print a crude single shot pistol and parts of semi-automatic rifles. The Federal government ordered Defense Distributed to stop distribution of the computer code. Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed complied, and filed a lawsuit, with the help of the Second Amendment Foundation. They contended the order violated their First and Second Amendment rights. The lawsuit has been settled to the satisfaction of Cody Wilson, Defense Distributed, and the Second Amendment Foundation. From prnewswire.com : BELLEVUE, Wash., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire–USNewswire/ — The Department of Justice and Second Amendment Foundation have reached a settlement in SAF’s lawsuit on behalf of Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed over free speech issues related to 3-D files and other information that may be used to manufacture lawful firearms. SAF and Defense Distributed had filed suit against the State Department under the Obama administration, challenging a May 2013 attempt to control public speech as an export under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), a Cold War-era law intended to control exports of military articles. Under terms of the settlement, the government has agreed to […]

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