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Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed has been posting free downloadable blueprints or instructions on how to use a 3D printer to make various firearms.

Many liberals and conservatives alike feared that what Wilson was doing would contribute to the problem of ghost guns – untraceable guns – that could be used in crimes.

US District Judge Robert Lasnik issued a temporary injunction to prevent Wilson from posting the blueprints online.

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On Monday, Judge Lasnik made his injunction permanent, believing the issue would be resolved.

However, in an interview, Wilson says that a little-known loophole will allow him to keep posting the blueprint instructions online and that he intends to continue to do so.

( – In an exclusive interview with Matt Aaron of the Podcast Network, Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed explains how he planned all along to defy US lawmakers. The same US District judge who last month prevented Mr. Wilson and his company from publishing 3D firearm blueprints online for free download has issued a more permanent ruling today, extending that initial ban indefinitely. Today’s decision was fully expected by Mr. Wilson, and he revealed to the Humans of Bitcoin podcast his immediate plans to exploit a little-known loophole.

U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik upheld his initial injunction of a month ago, almost to the day, banning 3D gun blueprints from being published on Cody Wilson’s Defense Distributed website.

Mr. Wilson has maintained the issue is largely one of speech protected by the FIrst Amendment. However, Judge Lasnik disagreed, stressing Mr. Wilson’s rights to speech are “dwarfed by the irreparable harms the States are likely to suffer if the existing restrictions are withdrawn and that, overall, the public interest strongly supports maintaining the status quo.” …

Before and after the Second Amendment was written, many a blacksmith and gunsmith made firearms and sold them on the open market.

A gunsmith in the old west often made a good living making and selling firearms.

The Second Amendment was never meant to prevent anyone from making a firearm, let alone just posting instructions on how to print one.

Gun control in America today has gotten completely out of control and violates the principles behind the Second Amendment.




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