How gun control advocates are trying to stop a Texas man from distributing files for 3-D printing guns

How gun control advocates are trying to stop a Texas man from distributing files for 3-D printing guns

Cody Wilson/Defense Distributed Play Video Play Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Remaining Time -0:00 This is a modal window. Foreground — White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan — Opaque Semi-Opaque Background — White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan — Opaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Window — White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan — Opaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Font Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400% Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform Dropshadow Font Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small Caps Defaults Done Gun control advocates are trying to stop an Austin-based nonprofit from posting gun schematics for 3-D printers online. Three of the largest gun violence prevention groups in the country filed a motion in a Texas federal court Thursday asking a judge to intervene and block Defense Distributed from being able to publish the files. Cody Wilson got the green light to publish files for 3-D printed guns in the form of a settlement agreement with the U.S. government earlier this month. He’d sued the Department of State after he was ordered in 2013 to take down files he’d put online that could be downloaded and used to print off guns. The settlement agreement gave Wilson’s nonprofit, Defense Distributed, government permission to distribute such files — which has gun safety advocacy groups worried. “For years — years — our federal government thought that having foreign actors being able to access these blueprints would endanger public […]

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