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

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

Feds Tighten Restrictions on 3-D Printed Gun Files Online

New developments in the 3D-printed firearms world. My suggestion is to download Liberator files and proliferate them before they’re locked-down for good.

Should Americans be allowed to say and share whatever they want online, even if that “speech” is a blueprint for a gun?

Source: Feds Tighten Restrictions on 3-D Printed Gun Files Online | WIRED

3-D Printed Gun Lawsuit Starts the War Between Arms Control and Free Speech

Because information is currency, and currency is power. Those who fear power in the hands of the many fear information in the hands of the people.

A gun group is picking a fight that could raise new conflicts between proponents of arms control and free speech.

Source: 3-D Printed Gun Lawsuit Starts the War Between Arms Control and Free Speech | WIRED

FedEx And UPS Refuse to Ship a Digital Mill That Can Make Untraceable Guns | WIRED

The new generation of “maker” tools like 3-D printers and milling machines promises to let anyone make virtually anything—from prosthetic limbs to firearms—in the privacy and convenience of his or her own home. But first, those tools have to get to customers’ homes. That’s going to be difficult for at least one new machine with the potential to make homemade firearms, because FedEx is refusing to deliver it.

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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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