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Re: YES Trump Ok'd 3D Printing of AR-15 Guns
Per the dog and pony show you referenced, can we presume the nra and their endentured servant, trump, want no gun controls at all?
Plus they are paying this guys legal fees. Did trump have sex with him too, and trying to pay him for silence?
YES Trump Ok'd 3D Printing of AR-15 Guns
1. May 2013 - the State Department under the Obama administration, the State Department’s Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance wrote to Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson demanding the removal of those files from the internet.
The State Department’s argument was that the information presented on Defense Distributed’s website constituted an “export” of weapons in violation of the Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR):
2. Cody Wilson Sued - he filed a lawsuit in the Western District of Texas against the State Department seeking a preliminary injunction that would allow Defense Distributed to continue to publishing the Liberator schematics online.
3. The Western District of Texas court denied the request, and Defense Distributed appealed that ruling to the 5th Circuit Federal Court, which also denied the request. Defense Distributed then appealed that decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court declined to hear arguments on the case on 8 January 2018, essentially upholding the 5th Circuit Court’s decision.
4. On 10 July 2018 - under the Trump Administration - The State Department Settles with Defense Distributed
Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation announced that they had
accepted a settlement agreement with the State Department.
That agreement, in effect, will allow Defense Distributed to post designs for 3D printed guns online, and as part of the agreement the State Department will be required to issue a letter specifically stating that 3D printed designs do not fall under ITAR rules:
5. [The State Department shall produce] a letter to Plaintiffs on or before July 27, 2018, signed by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Trade Controls, advising that the Published Files, Ghost Gunner Files, and CAD Files are approved for public release (i.e., unlimited distribution) in any form and are exempt from the export licensing requirements of the ITAR …
Trumps State Dept Also Agreed to Reimburse Cody Wilson - $40,000 in Legal Fees
6. Under terms of the settlement, the government has agreed to waive its prior restraint against the plaintiffs, allowing them to freely publish the 3-D files and other information at issue. The government has also agreed to pay a significant portion of the plaintiffs’ attorney’s fees …
Significantly, the government expressly acknowledges that non-automatic firearms up to .50-caliber — including modern semi-auto sporting rifles such as the popular AR-15 and similar firearms — are not inherently military.
7. July 30th 2018 - A coalition of attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Monday to stop a Texas-based company from publishing instructions for 3D-printed guns on its website.
8. The new lawsuit against the State Department was filed in Seattle, Wash., federal court by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, along with New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Ferguson has asked the court for a nationwide temporary restraining order to bar the administration from lifting export-control restrictions, a decision he contends is an "about face" reversal from the department's previous position. And, he is seeking "to prevent Defense Distributed posting the downloadable guns online."
He also argues that the State Department's actions violate the Administrative Procedure Act, by neglecting to inform Congress of the changes, in addition to state's rights under the 10th Amendment.
9. July 31 at 7:24 PM - A federal judge has blocked the public availability of blueprints that provide instructions for making guns using 3-D printers, just hours before the documents were expected to be published online.
U.S. District Court Judge Robert S. Lasnik granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday night barring a trove of downloadable information about creating the do-it-yourself weapons.
10. Aug. 1, 2018 - Trump Feigns Outrage in a Tweet and the NRA puts on their own Dog & Pony Show
And the Trump Cult Swallows it all
( " “I don’t want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four Horsemen of Calumny — Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry, and Smear.”) Margaret Chase Smith
( " China if You're Listening - Get Trumps Tax Returns " )
" ) " - Anonymous