Texan’s blueprints for homemade guns get government OK, and he says that spells doom for gun control

Texan's blueprints for homemade guns get government OK, and he says that spells doom for gun control

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 The "come and take it" mantra of gun-rights activists has taken on new meaning thanks to an Austin resident’s recent settlement with the U.S. government. With a green light from the State Department, Cody Wilson is inviting anyone who wants access to his code to create firearms using a 3-D printer to, well, come and take it. But don’t mistake this for a Second Amendment triumph, one of Wilson’s lawyers says. It’s more about the First. "I know people make it about guns, but it’s about free speech," said Josh Blackman, who fought the government over the prior restraint of the files on First Amendment grounds. Cody Wilson with a 3-D printed gun The settlement with Wilson’s nonprofit, Defense Distributed, as well as the Second Amendment Foundation, was announced Tuesday. Plaintiffs claimed it as a victory in part because it’s a way to circumvent laws regulating how guns can be purchased. It started in 2013, […]

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