3D printed gun advocates expand lawsuit, name more officials as defendants
By Chris Eger
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and three others were added to the list of defendants in a lawsuit from advocates seeking to protect the distribution of 3D gun files. (Photo: Cuomo’s office)
Crypto- and free-market anarchist Cody Wilson, allied with a gun rights group, is expanding the reach of their federal lawsuit over legal protections for 3D printed gun files.
Currently fighting a coalition of national gun control groups and attorneys general from over a score of states seeking to block the distribution of downloadable 3D printed gun files in a Seattle federal court, Wilson and the Second Amendment Foundation have added New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Pennsylvania Gov. Thomas Wolf, Delaware Attorney General Matthew Denn, and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro to their countersuit filed in a Texas federal court.
SAF founder Alan Gottlieb described the case as rooted in the First Amendment. “What these public officials are attempting is an unconstitutional exercise of prior restraint,” Gottlieb said. “They are trying to prevent Defense Distributed and its founder, Cody Wilson, from exercising free speech.”
The Texas-based lawsuit was filed in July against New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and L.A. City Attorney Michael Feuer, who sought to close off access to the files