Can't stop the signal...
A federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday sided with a group of state attorneys general and granted a temporary restraining order against the planned release of downloadable gun manufacturing files...
DefDist’s dedicated site for the files, DefCAD.com, noted late Tuesday that it had been shut down. The group’s founder, Cody Wilson, further confirmed on social media that, “By order of a federal judge in the Western District of Washington, DEFCAD.com is going dark.” However, shortly afterward many of the promised 3-D files surfaced on a new site backed by a number of gun rights groups.
A project of several Second Amendment groups to include the Firearms Policy Coalition, the Calguns Foundation, “and a number of individuals who are passionate about the Constitution and individual liberties,” Code is Free Speech.com went public just hours after DefCAD was blocked by the Washington-based court. The site on Tuesday offered freely downloadable code and instructions to make seven different firearms, mirroring the selection promised for Wilson’s site. The plans included machine code for the DefDist Liberator, the AR-10 and AR-15, the Czech vz. 58, Ruger 10/22, Colt M1911 and Beretta M9.
“Our Constitution’s First Amendment secures the right of all people to engage in truthful speech, including by sharing information contained in books, paintings, and files. Indeed, freedom of speech is a bedrock principle of our United States and a cornerstone of our democratic Republic,” said the group in a statement.
While the site thanked “Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed for their courage, passion, innovation, and inspiration,” and provided a link back to Wilson’s Legio project of backers, it is not clear if he is associated with the group.
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