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Fake News: Media and Politians Get 3D Printing Gun Stories Upside-Down
Gun Watch ^ | 6 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 09/05/2018 11:00:59 AM PDT by marktwain

Glock frame being completed with files not covered by federal injunction

More Fake News from the ignorant and biased media. A brief recap:

In 2013, the State Department, in the Barack Obama administration, unilateraly declared that posting computer code that could be used to print 3D firearm components, violated the vague International Traffic in Arms Regulations. This was new law, and had not been done before.

In 2015 Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation filed a lawsuit against the State Department for violating their First Amendment rights.

In 2018 the State Department agreed to a legal settlement of the lawsuit, because they did not believe they could win in court.

Afraid of the exercise of First and Second Amendment rights, attorneys from 20 states sued the State Department to prevent the legal settlement with Defense Distributed  from taking effect. They used the Constitutionally dubious method of judge shopping to find one of 600 federal district judges that agreed with them.

Retired senior Federal District Judge Lasnik of Seattle agreed to hear the case and issued a permanent injunction against Defense Distributed, from posting the computer files on the Internet.

It was, is, and always has been, legal for anyone in the United States to possess such files and to use them within the law, under the First and Second Amendments. Moreover, those files have been on the Internet for five years.

They are available here now.

Here is how it was reported by  WFMJ in Ohio. From

If you live in Pennsylvania, you can't legally download a 3D blueprint for a gun.
After an emergency hearing in a Pennsylvania federal courtroom, Texas-based Defense Distributed agreed to block users in Pennsylvania from accessing and downloading 3D gun plans.
It also said it would not upload new files – for now.This temporary agreement comes after the U.S. State Department settled a lawsuit against the company to allow those gun plans to be put online.
Not only did they falsely report that it was illegal to download the 3D files, they falsely reported that the State Department settled a lawsuit against the company. The lawsuit was against the State Department.

Then, from, we have the following.  From
Wilson said that while the preliminary injunction forbade him to share the files online for free, it expressly allowed him to sell them. At a news conference Tuesday, Wilson periodically stopped talking to check his phone when a new sale came through.
This technicality, legal experts say, really does allow Wilson to sell his blueprints. The legally tricky part is verifying that his customers are all US citizens; if not, he'll be in violation of US export law.
The "technicality" that refers to is the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights.  However, the statement from Josh Shapiro, the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, puts's fake news to shame.
 “Selling these files into Pennsylvania violates both our state law and the agreement Defense Distributed reached with the Commonwealth before Judge Diamond on July 29. Putting untraceable weapons in the hands of criminals presents a clear public safety threat to Pennsylvanians, which is why I am exploring all of my legal options to stop these sales,” said Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro in a statement to WIRED.
Josh Shapiro in the same paragraph says that selling these files into Pennsylvania violates state law, and that he is exploring all his legal options to stop the sales.

Sorry, Josh. You do not have the authority or the power to do so. Those files have been on the Internet for five years. The First Amendment prohibits you from censoring speech or the press as you so desperately wish to do.

Get ready for a lawsuit against you for violating civil rights under color of law, because that is exactly what you are doing.

It is legal in Pennsylvania for people to print their own guns, as long as the guns themselves are compliant with the state and federal laws.

The First and Second Amendments complement each other.

©2018 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice and link are included.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 3d; banglist; fake; pa
Add ignorance of firearms, technology, and the law, to a desire to ignore the Constitutiona, and you get fake news.
1 posted on 09/05/2018 11:00:59 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Go buy a gun this weekend. Go crazy and buy 2. Buy American made gun products. Federal ammo. Hoppee gun cleaning. Uncle Mikes holsters. Buy a gun. Buy a scary one that is black. Buy one with the idea that you are doing so because the 2nd amendment is in place to protect the populace and individual from an onerous government, not for hunting, not for self defense. Buy more guns and send a message.

2 posted on 09/05/2018 11:02:55 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Get your houses in order.)
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To: marktwain
Media and Politians (sic) Get 3D Printing Gun Stories Upside-Down

Well, that's to be expected since they have their heads up their ass most of the time...

3 posted on 09/05/2018 11:03:36 AM PDT by grobdriver (BUILD KATE'S WALL!)
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To: marktwain

The only thing that makes a gun a gun is the fact it is a tube able to withstand the charge, that can be closed off at one end.

4 posted on 09/05/2018 11:19:18 AM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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To: marktwain

Australia doesn't talk about it much but they are discovering the truth of this.

5 posted on 09/05/2018 11:30:04 AM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: marktwain; mylife; Joe Brower; MaxMax; Randy Larsen; waterhill; Envisioning; AZ .44 MAG; umgud; ...

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More 2nd Amendment related articles on FR's Bang List.

6 posted on 09/05/2018 11:52:16 AM PDT by PROCON ('Progressive' is a Euphemism for Totalitarian)
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To: atomic_dog
Four Homemade Submachine Guns Confiscated in Sydney, Australia, 2018
7 posted on 09/05/2018 12:43:07 PM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: marktwain

I stand 100% in the corner of Defense Distributed, which is to say that I stand in favor of the 1st and 2nd Amendments. I cannot wait until a Circuit Court either rules the District Court’s order to be flagrantly unconstitutional or, in the alternative, that the Circuit Court rules the same way and the Supreme Court slaps both of them (and all of these anti-gun, anti-free speech tyrants) down - HARD.

FWIW, the present 3-D printing technology available to consumers for a reasonable price is very low quality. I would not want to shoot any of the firearms produced using the available blueprints and materials (though I HAVE downloaded all of them, just because I can, and just because it is a thumb in the eye of those tyrants). However, in 5-10 years’ time, the available blueprints, machines and materials will be far better suited to making a high-quality firearm in the privacy of one’s home...and I look forward to that day (please see my tagline).

In the meantime, a far more effective way to shove our freedom far up the netherregions of the tyrants is to buy an 80% receiver (widely available online from many, many manufacturers) for an AR-15, AR-10, Glock, Gov’t Model .45, Ruger 10/22, etc. These are made from very high-quality materials (usually identical to those used by “real” gun manufacturers), and can be made into 100% receivers suitable for assembly into fully-functioning firearms with the use of a drill press or router, and the appropriate jig. AFAIK, there are several tens of thousands of people each month who do this nationwide, and it is fully legal to never even put on a serial number in the vast majority of states (with the usual fascist/communist states being the exception).

Go forth and manufacture - do it for your liberties, and do it to stick it to the tyrants in our society.

8 posted on 09/05/2018 1:35:40 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt, The Weapons Shops of Isher)
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To: PROCON; marktwain; mylife; Joe Brower; MaxMax; Randy Larsen; waterhill; Envisioning; AZ .44 MAG; ...


That technology is already OUT and about, dimwit Dems. The Horse has already left the Barn.

Sleep well and dream about it, you commie f*cks...

Freedom always finds a way.

Just sayin’.

9 posted on 09/05/2018 2:44:18 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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