On Tuesday, a Federal Judge ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to allow Defense Distributed to post blueprints for 3D printed guns was illegal. Judge Robert Lasnik of the U.S. District Court in Seattle violated federal law with the order by not first notifying Congress. However, the information should be free, so here’s the download link.
Lasnik’s Futile Attempt
In July of 2018, the State Department reversed an Obama-era claim that the distribution of the files violates federal export laws. After July, 18 states sued the Trump State Department attempting to reverse the decision.
Lasnik issued a restraining order in July of 2018 that prohibited the free distribution of the files online. However, this left Defense Distributed with the option to sell the files, which they proceeded to do.
So what’s new? Lasnik issued a decision on Tuesday that said that the Trump administration was required to “do more than simply announce a contrary position”.
The New York Attorney General said:
Without question, the release of step-by-step instructions for the production of untraceable and undetectable firearms would threaten the safety of not only our nation’s residents, but people around the globe. The court ultimately found the Trump Administration acted arbitrarily and capriciously when it determined to move forward with such a plan, and we completely agree.
Here Are the 3D Printed Gun Blueprints
The most comedic part of this whole debacle is that they’re trying to ban digital files. They’re trying to plug a gaping hole in a dam with their thumbs. It’s absurd and impossible. Why? Because digital information is not scarce and can be infinitely replicated and distributed. It’s impossible to stop the flow of information in the internet age, especially considering the existence of the First Amendment.
Freedom of speech protects the information within the files. Freedom of the press protects 71 Republic publishing these files. The Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms.
So here’s the download link. Treat yourself and store a copy on your computer.
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