Skip to comments.Breaking: Defense Distributed website seized, Cody Wilson arrested on conspiracy charges!
Posted on 04/01/2013 7:47:44 AM PDT by marktwain
Unknown details at this time. Defense Distributed website now displays the logos of Department of Justice and Homeland Security Investigations, and the following information:
This domain name associated with the website DefenseDistributed.com or Defcad.org has been seized pursuant to an order issued by a U.S. District Court.
The webpage goes on to say that several individuals and entities have been indicted and charged with federal crimes including conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act, the Undetectable Firearms Act, and others.
At this time, I have no other confirmation of these arrests or actions.
There is some doubt about this action as the word "entities" is mispelled as "entitites" on the page.
If this is confirmed, it is a major chilling of free speech and net freedom. Defense Distributed had just obtained a federal license to make firearms.
Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed have been primary promoters of the concept of 3D printed firearms and magazines. There are obvious political motivations for the Obama administration to stop their activities, which have often been cited as showing how it would be impossible to enforce a federal magazine ban or ban on semi-automatic modern sporting rifles.
Cody Wilson had always said that they would be careful to follow federal law.
This may be a case of "three felonies a day" where the federal government is able to find that anyone has committed felonies every day, under broad and vague federal statues.
Link to seized webpage
Link to article on Defense Distributed federal license
©2013 by Dean Weingarten Permission to share granted as long as this notice is included.
Is this type of seizure notice familiar to anyone?
My hope would be that it’s not an April Fool’s joke.
There are somethings that you don’t joke about and seizure by the feds is one of them.
Check out the date - both the date of the article and today's date.
Chilling. Absolutely chilling to the bone.
That website looks like something out of the movies.
Good chance this is an April Fools joke. I hope so.
With the spelling of entities, I would say a joke....
One of the most popular webs site I vist does this on april 1st every couple of years
I don’t know if it is real or not. The source of the page is pointing here:
The DNS entry points to here:
And the WHOIS info on that IP block is stating GoDaddy.com.
Wow!The only thing that they weren’t charged with was spitting on the sidewalk.
Just go’s to prove the point that when the government wants to persecute you,it can.
If your on that jury Nullifye the charges as a Second Amendment violation.
This is a method the government will use to steal our guns.
who sez federal employees can spell
DHS is mostly low-information and high-fat.
cloudflare is hosting the image. Probably a joke.
I think it’s a prank. Netcraft.com shows that the site hosting (DNS) was changed on 1-Apr-2013.
See for yourself: www.defcad.com
Maybe you can get a moderator to put "April Fool!" or similar in the title - not today, of course.
I would not be surprised if it is real. The “undetectable fireams act” is real and any lower receiver printed via 3d may be in violation of that act. Plus, the government wants this shut down!
DefenseDistributed is also their site. The associated Wiki has also disappeared.
There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. ― Ayn Rand
The links to the file packs at Defcad.com are also pointing to the same USC jpeg. Hmm...
Looks like a April Fool’s joke. The pic’s info says it was made 8 minutes in to April 1st on Photoshop.
Looks like it was modified again Monday, April 01, 2013 11:24:55 AM to address the spelling issue.
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