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NJ anti-gun AG is trying to take down the free access of Gun blueprints on the Internet (my title)
Code is free speech ^ | FR post 7FEB19 | Editorial staff

Posted on 02/07/2019 4:59:17 AM PST by vannrox

UPDATE: FEBRUARY 5, 2019

After Threat of Prosecution, Free Speech Advocates Seek Restraining Order Against New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal in Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit

TRENTON, N.J. (February 5, 2019) — Today, attorneys for six advocacy organizations and one individual, Firearms Policy Coalition founder Brandon Combs, filed a new lawsuit and a motion seeking a restraining order and preliminary injunction against New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. The case was filed just days after Grewal’s Office of the Attorney General sent a threat of prosecution to Cloudflare, a major Internet services company headquartered in San Francisco, about www.CodeIsFreeSpeech.com. A copy of key court filings can be viewed or downloaded at www.codeisfreespeechlawsuit.com.

According to the complaint, on Saturday, February 3 the CodeIsFreeSpeech.com website’s act of republishing some of Defense Distributed’s digital firearms information “was met with yet another of Grewal’s Orwellian take-down orders,” demanding that Cloudflare “delete all files described within 24 hours or [Grewal’s Office] will be forced to press charges.”

“By issuing a takedown demand against” the entire website, “Grewal sought to compel the complete and total suppression of the political speech at CodeIsFreeSpeech.com, the links to other advocacy websites and their educational and political resources, links to political tee shirts, and even the very text of the United States Constitution itself,” the plaintiffs said in the filing. Attorneys for the plaintiffs also filed a motion seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Grewal. The Attorney General’s threats of prosecution and other civil enforcement actions under New Jersey laws, the plaintiffs say, violate their constitutional rights.

Last November, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a new speech crime into law, in Senate Bill 2465. Among other things, it created a new “third degree crime” for “a person to distribute by any means, including the Internet, to a person in New Jersey” certain kinds of speech, including “digital instructions in the form of computer-aided design files or other code or instructions stored and displayed in electronic format as a digital model that may be used to program a three-dimensional printer…”

CodeIsFreeSpeech.com “is a publicly available website for the publication and republication of truthful, non-misleading, non-commercial political speech and information that is protected under the United States Constitution,” the complaint says. “Its purpose is to allow people to share knowledge and empower them to exercise their fundamental, individual rights. It was created and developed during the week of July 22, 2018—long before the State enacted Senate Bill 2465.”

The plaintiffs are represented by attorneys Chad Flores, Daniel Hammond, and Hannah Roblyer of Texas-based Beck Redden LLP and Daniel L. Schmutter of New Jersey law firm Hartman & Winnicki.

The CodeIsFreeSpeech.com website can be additionally accessed through URLs GurbirGrewalisaTyrant.com and PhilMurphyisaTyrant.com.

CASE: CodeIsFreeSpeechCase.com - Defense Distributed, et al. v. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal

RELEASE: After Threat of Prosecution, Free Speech Advocates Seek Restraining Order Against New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal in Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit


CodeIsFreeSpeech.com is a publicly-available Web site for truthful, non-misleading, non-commercial speech and information that is protected under the United States Constitution. The purpose of this project is to allow people to share knowledge and empower them to exercise their fundamental, individual rights. CodeIsFreeSpeech.com is a project of Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, The Calguns Foundation, California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees, and a number of individuals who are passionate about the Constitution and individual liberties. We wish to thank Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed for their courage, passion, innovation, and inspiration. CodeIsFreeSpeech.com and its contents are for education and information purposes only. Self-manufacturing or assembling a firearm may require a permit or license. Some people may be prohibited under federal, state, and/or local laws. Consult a licensed attorney for legal advice. 



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: banglist; belongsinbloggers; blueprint; code; gun; newjersey; solicitation; trash

1 posted on 02/07/2019 4:59:17 AM PST by vannrox
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To: vannrox
Last November, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a new speech crime into law,

in Senate Bill 2465.

Among other things, it created a new “third degree crime” for “a person to distribute by any means, including the Internet, to a person in New Jersey” certain kinds of speech,

including “digital instructions in the form of computer-aided design files or other code or instructions stored and displayed in electronic format as a digital model that may be used to program a three-dimensional printer…”

2 posted on 02/07/2019 5:01:04 AM PST by vannrox (The Preamble to the Bill of Rights - without it, our Bill of Rights is meaningless!)
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To: vannrox

I honestly can’t wait to get out of this god-forsaken state.


3 posted on 02/07/2019 5:11:28 AM PST by ObozoMustGo2012 ("Be quiet... you are #fakenews!")
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To: vannrox
Presumably the moron AG in New Jersey understands the concept of jurisdiction. I can violate every law on the New Jersey books, as long as I stay just outside the border, and there's literally not a d@mn thing he can do about it.

That's part of why there is a Federal government, to keep states from warring with each other over trying to enforce their own laws in another state.

4 posted on 02/07/2019 5:12:17 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Break it off in 'em, Brett. They've earned it, and you've earned it.)
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To: vannrox

Sounds like a freedom of the press issue.


5 posted on 02/07/2019 5:21:05 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Chivalry is not dead. It is a warriors code and only practiced by warriors.)
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To: Hardastarboard
I can violate every law on the New Jersey books, as long as I stay just outside the border, and there's literally not a d@mn thing he can do about it.

The anti-Second Amendment blue state attorney generals are getting around that requirement by filing lawsuits against people in other states.

They are using the civil process to leverage their political power.

6 posted on 02/07/2019 5:21:17 AM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: Hardastarboard
"I can violate every law on the New Jersey books, as long as I stay just outside the border, and there's literally not a d@mn thing he can do about it."

Well, they can issue an arrest warrant for you and you will be under the threat being picked up on it the next time you get stopped for speeding and then held in jail for extradition. You may prevail in court but you could easily be bankrupted in doing so.

7 posted on 02/07/2019 5:26:27 AM PST by circlecity
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“...Well, they can issue an arrest warrant for you and you will be under the threat being picked up on it the next time you get stopped for speeding and then held in jail for extradition. You may prevail in court but you could easily be bankrupted in doing so. ...”

So if I live in Texas and own/possess a 15-shot 9mm magazine or a 30-round AR mag which is perfectly legal here, the communist state of NJ can issue a warrant against me because I broke “their” insane law? And then if I happen to get pulled over for speeding in Beeville or Three Rivers, TX, I can then be extradited to NJ even though I’ve never set foot in the evil commie shitehole? Come and take it.


8 posted on 02/07/2019 5:40:49 AM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: vannrox

So he’s moved on from being anti-second amendment and is now also anti-first amendment. Oh, he’s a democrat. Well, we knew that already then.


9 posted on 02/07/2019 5:53:28 AM PST by pepsi_junkie
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To: lgjhn23

that would depend on if you’ve ever distributed one of those firearms in NJ from Texas. That’s what the law prohibits.


10 posted on 02/07/2019 5:53:37 AM PST by circlecity
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To: vannrox

Tried to post on FB and got a nasty message about these links-—unbelievable. I was only able to “copy and paste” portions. FB once again using the tricks of Goebbels to achieve their dream of tyranny.


11 posted on 02/07/2019 6:14:01 AM PST by mikelets456
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To: ObozoMustGo2012
I honestly can’t wait to get out of ths god-forsaken state.

But where to? Pennsylvania has a lower income tax but its death tax is horrendous. Delaware has a better death tax, but its income tax (in my bracket) is actually worse. Florida? No income tax and no death tax. But what happens when 1,000,000 felons regain the right to vote next time? The state will become New Jersey with unbearable summers.

12 posted on 02/07/2019 6:26:39 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Every nation gets the government it deserves." -Joseph de Maistre)
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I have my eye on Florida, but I fear at some point it too will turn blue.

It’s my understanding that $15/hour min wage is on the ballot for 2020.


13 posted on 02/07/2019 6:40:26 AM PST by ObozoMustGo2012 ("Be quiet... you are #fakenews!")
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To: mikelets456

“Tried to post on FB and got a nasty message about these links-—unbelievable. I was only able to “copy and paste” portions. FB once again using the tricks of Goebbels to achieve their dream of tyranny.”

It looks like they HAVE censored that website - I don’t see the #D printer blueprints there any longer. Now, Facebook Censorship PROHIBITS any direct mention of the website. However, to read the article, go to: CodeIsFreeSpeech but with a www. prefix and a .com suffix, if you follow me. Sorry this is necessary in today’s world, but they don’t want any non-approved knowledge circulated.


14 posted on 02/07/2019 7:22:36 AM PST by 2harddrive (Go to www.CodeIsFreeSpeech.com for 10 FREE 3D-printer gun blueprints!)
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To: 2harddrive

3-D printer blueprints, I meant to type.


15 posted on 02/07/2019 7:23:52 AM PST by 2harddrive (Go to www.CodeIsFreeSpeech.com for 10 FREE 3D-printer gun blueprints!)
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To: vannrox

You can’t stop the signal Mal.


16 posted on 02/07/2019 7:24:17 AM PST by mrmeyer (You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. Robert Heinlein)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

That would be jumping from the skillet to the fire...


17 posted on 02/07/2019 7:34:17 AM PST by TnTnTn
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