The plaintiffs in VanDerStok think that BATF's 2022 regulations defining certain gun-making kits as legally the same as guns overreached its constitutional authority.
Senior Editor Jacob Sullum examines how the claim that Japanese gun restrictions account for the country's low violent crime rate isn't as simple as it sounds.
The ATF is expected to adopt a new rule requiring that the metal parts hobbyists used to manufacture their DIY weapons be registered as legal firearms. So Cody Wilson made those parts unnecessary.
The State Department Fought To Allow 'Ghost Gun' Files and Won. Why Is It Still Trying To Remove Them?
Despite its victory, the State Department is insisting that a court order to allow the files to spread is not yet technically in effect.
Two years after California banned them, the ATF was complaining that 41 percent of guns they came across in L.A. were the very guns already banned
States had been trying to stop the Feds from loosening their hold on certain software, but the Appeals Court says they don't have that power
A Wisconsin business owner who spoke about losing business to China ended up inadvertently undermining the administration's argument for protectionism.
People around the world are working together in unprecedented ways to help their neighbors and produce critical medical supplies.
Federal Government Can't Just Allow 3D Gunmaking Software To Proliferate Without a License, Federal Judge Declares
Various states sued to stop the feds from allowing such gun-making files to circulate legally. Now, a federal judge says the decision to not prohibit them was "arbitrary and capricious."
From Australia to Massachusetts, illegal gun makers step in to supply what legal markets aren’t allowed to produce.
Twitter Gives Conflicting Reasons for Suspending User Who Tweeted Links to 3D Gun Plans After Sen. Bob Menendez Asked Them To
The senator asked for a private business to squash a citizen's communication, and they did it, though they don't say they did it for him.
Gun Control Is Still Dead: Paloma Heindorff on Homemade Firearms and Defense Distributed After Cody Wilson
After Cody Wilson was arrested on a sex crime charge, Heindorff took the helm at Defense Distributed. Now she's leading a massive free speech battle over the right to download a gun.
The state can't scrub gun manufacturing info from the internet, so they're trying to make distributing it a crime--First Amendment be damned.
Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation insist that law violates the First Amendment, Commerce Clause, and Supremacy Clause.
Sophisticated firearms are becoming ever-easier to illicitly manufacture in basic workshops, says a new report. We'll even show you how to do it!
Reloaders and DIY gunmakers alike are motivated by innovation and a willingness to make for themselves what the government doesn't want them to have.
Ilya Vett claims he was making the gun as a "gift" for his brother. But he was still arrested and charged with attempted criminal possession of a firearm.
Wilson's passport was revoked following a warrant for his arrest in Texas for having paid sex with an underage girl.
Cody Wilson, Home Weapon-Making Pioneer, Charged with Sexual Assault for Paying for Sex with a Minor
He is not yet in custody and is believed to be in Taiwan.
The urge to suppress runs up against targets which have no form, shape, or fixed location, and can be infinitely reproduced.
Cody Wilson's attorney talks guns, speech, and "Lochner-izing the First Amendment."
Officials trying to stop people from sharing information online are still raging against Napster.
The podcast crew takes on the The New York Times' controversial new hire, Trump's trade war escalations, Medicare-for-all, and 3D-printed guns.
It's never been illegal to make your own firearms.
The Important but Arcane Procedural Issue That Might Upend the Restraining Order Against Defense Distributed
Did the settlement with the distributor of home gun-making hardware and software remove computer files from the United States Munitions List or just temporarily stop treating them as affected munitions?
They are years away (if ever) from becoming the choice of bad guys, who can already make untraceable weapons, so why all the fear-mongering?
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders touts President Trump's support for printed gun bans.
The government's decision to settle a lawsuit with Defense Distributed doesn't change anything significant. It's not Trump's fault. And the underlying case was as much about free speech as it was about guns.
The states allege that the Feds decision to settle its lawsuit with Defense Distributed violates administrative procedure law and the states' 10th Amendment rights.
The authorities threatened the gun-making software and hardware company. Now the company is striking back, citing its First and Second Amendment rights.
The previously prohibited computer files related to making guns at home are now legally available in resolution of long-standing lawsuit involving Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed.
The New York senator is scared that people will build semi-automatic weapons from the comfort of their homes.
A former congressman suggests that homemade plastic guns can be banned because they did not exist in 1791.
Gun owners can now enjoy First and Second Amendment safeguards.
From DIY guns to designer drugs, classic-car parts, and human livers, 3D printing promises a dynamic and uncontrollable world.
His Ghost Gunner and 3D printing are destroying the concept of gun control.
Company asks the Supreme Court to hear its case for being allowed to put 3D printing plans for guns on its website.