By Micah Rate
An injunction from District Court Judge Robert Lasnik prohibiting Cody Wilson’s Defense Distributed from continuing to host blueprints for 3-D printed firearms online was set to expire on Tuesday. However, Judge Lasnik has decided to extend the injunction until a lawsuit filed by 19 states and Washington, D.C. against the U.S. government reaches its conclusion.
In June, Cody Wilson’s Defense Distributed reached a settlement with the United States government that would allow him and his company to publish blueprints for 3-D printing firearms on the Internet.
Soon after the settlement with the State Department, Wilson was able to upload some of the files to the Internet before the issuance of the injunction. Though Defense Distributed complied with the court’s ruling to take down the blueprints, they can still be found elsewhere online.
Here’s more from Reuters:
Monday’s decision blocks a settlement President Donald Trump’s administration had reached with Defense Distributed, a group arguing that access to the online blueprints is guaranteed under First and Second Amendment rights, respectively to free speech and to bear arms.
Lasnik said the states have submitted sufficient evidence that they are likely to suffer “irreparable harm” if the blueprints are published. The judge also said Defense Distributed’s …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms