Judge Impotently Rules 3-D Printed Gun Plans Must Stay Off Internet

According to the NY Times, Judge Robert S. Lasnik has ruled that Cody Wilson cannot publish plans to 3-D print a firearm.

Cody Wilson, the self-described crypto-anarchist who has tried for years to post blueprints for 3-D printed guns online, will have to keep waiting, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

The judge ruled in favor of attorneys general from 19 states and Washington, D.C., who contend that 3-D printed guns are difficult to detect and trace, and constitute a threat to national safety. The ruling means Mr. Wilson cannot publish the blueprints until the issues raised in their lawsuit are resolved.

The case has raised questions about free speech, gun regulation, states’ rights and trade rules. President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have weighed in.

In granting a preliminary injunction, Judge Robert S. Lasnik of United States District Court in Seattle wrote that Mr. Wilson’s First Amendment rights “are dwarfed by the irreparable harms the states are likely to suffer if the existing restrictions are withdrawn and that, overall, the public interest strongly supports maintaining the status quo through the pendency of this litigation.”

As in, their concerns that people may be able to secure their second amendment rights dwarf their first amendment rights. Got it.

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