Designer of 3D printed gun will distribute gun plans despite court order
The designer of a 3D printed gun said he will distribute his designs despite a court order that sought to bar him from doing so.
What are the details?
Cody Wilson plans to sell the designs for 3D printed guns through his company Defense Distributed, based in Austin, Texas. While it’s illegal to distribute plans for an entire 3D printed gun online, Wilson circumvented this by selling parts instead of a complete gun.
On July 10, the U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement with the Second Amendment Foundation on behalf of Defense Distributed, under which plans for the guns could be distributed freely online.
Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have issued injunctions against that settlement.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik extended a ruling that banned Defense Distributed from uploading plans for the guns.
What did Wilson say?
Wilson announced at a news conference on Tuesday that he had figured out a work-around, and would be selling flash drives with the plans on them instead of making them available for download. He will also limit sales to the United States instead of making the plans available internationally.
Source:: The Blaze