People appalled by Cody Wilson’s firearm fabrication software tend to forget about the First Amendment.
It's never been illegal to make your own firearms.
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?
Three ways of thinking about the problem: 1. Software is like hardware. 2. Software is like instruction manuals. 3. Alexa, read this book and make me a gun.
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?
But thanks to the internet, it may not matter.
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.
Gun owners can now enjoy First and Second Amendment safeguards.
Second Amendment superlawyer Alan Gura doesn't think the settlement means the Trump administration are across-the-board gun rights defenders.
Cody Wilson fears that major private institutions are trying to make gunmakers non-persons.
Cody Wilson on his war against power, the irreversible course of the 3D-printed gun, and America's Weimar moment
His Ghost Gunner and 3D printing are destroying the concept of gun control.