Tag Archives: 2nd Amendment

In 3-D Printing Case, “Code Is Speech” Faces New Challenges

This will be interesting to watch.

EFF has filed a brief in Defense Distributed v. Department of State, a case that could push forward recognition for the hard fought principle that publishing computer files that communicate information, even in an esoteric format, is speech protected by the First Amendment.

Source: In 3-D Printing Case, “Code Is Speech” Faces New Challenges | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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A Criminologist’s Case Against Gun Control

This is an interesting counterpoint to gun control rhetoric: It’s cold, there are plenty of data cited, and it calls into question most current enforced or proposed strategies. I’m not saying that we should not have some level of gun control, but I tend to agree that most of the strategies in place don’t work and finding a real answer is more complicated than anyone seems to think.

A criminologist and gun control skeptic explains why it won’t work.

Source: A Criminologist’s Case Against Gun Control | TIME

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The $1,200 Machine That Lets Anyone Make a Metal Gun at Home

That simple chunk of metal has become the epicenter of a gun control firestorm. A lower receiver is the body of the gun that connects its stock, barrel, magazine and other parts. As such, it’s also the rifle’s most regulated element. Mill your own lower receiver at home, however, and you can order the rest of the parts from online gun shops, creating a semi-automatic weapon with no serial number, obtained with no background check, no waiting period or other regulatory hurdles. Some gun control advocates call it a “ghost gun.” Selling that untraceable gun body is illegal, but no law prevents you from making one.

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The AWB of 2013

By moving to a 1 characteristic test they can ban all rifles with a pistol grip.  There is no more need for using bayonet lugs or flash suppressors as characteristics since all it takes is one – the pistol grip or detachable magazine to ban a firearm.

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