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Judge's order backfires as activists rush to share 3D-printed gun designs

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 08:17
A judge’s attempt to halt the spread of blueprints for 3D-printed guns backfired Wednesday as the plans spread across the internet, posted and shared by people who said they were determined to strike a blow for free speech, to protect gun rights, or just to thumb their nose at the government.
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Gun-rights activists offer blueprints as 3D-printed weapons fight escalates

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 08:16
Amid the row over the release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns, a coalition of gun rights activists has posted plans for 3D-printed weapons online, citing the First Amendment.
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New Jersey: Murphy's AG wants to keep 3D-printable guns off the Internet. Is it too late?

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 08:15
In an interview with CBS, founder Cody Wilson said it was too late for the government to prevent the spread of the design files to those interested in using new technology to make guns at home. "The debate is over," he said. "The law is settled. There is no question. These AGs can fight about it, but the guns are downloadable. The files are in the public domain. You can not take them back. You can adjust your politics to this new reality."
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3D Hysteria

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 08:14
The controversy Tuesday over 3D printable plastic guns was in some ways a perfect microcosm of the gun debate in America—a few points of concern requiring clarity and rational discussion, all overwhelmed by absurd allegations and idiotic rhetoric.
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3D-printed guns might be inevitable. But are they a practical weapon of choice for criminals?

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 08:13
Tech experts and stakeholders in the gun control debate are divided on whether the emergence of 3D-printed plastic guns presents an immediate safety threat to U.S communities.
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Hawaii’s limits on open carry of guns won’t change soon, former justice says

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 08:12
It may be years before Hawaii sees changes to its firearms law following the July 24 ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that the state’s requirement for a license to openly carry a firearm in public violates the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment.
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Don’t target the Second Amendment

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 08:12
The reality is that liberals/Democrats were going to vehemently oppose any Trump nominee to the highest court in the land, and we have predicted that Kavanaugh’s nomination process in the U.S. Senate is likely to put professional wrestling to shame as far as theatrics, drama and in-your-face battles. (Let us hope there are no folding chairs to the head - sarcasm noted.)
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Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Blocking 3D-Printer Gun Design Publication

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:10
A federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday that prevents the publication of online 3D blueprints for plastic yet deadly guns.
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Senator blocks bill that would ban release of gun blueprints

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:09
A Republican senator on Tuesday blocked legislation that would ban blueprints of 3D printed guns from being posted online.
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Making a 3D gun is not like hitting the Easy button at Staples, Harrisburg University prof says

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:08
Making a gun on a 3D printer is not like hitting the Easy button at Staples, says a Harrisburg University of Science and Technology professor. It requires engineering know-how and some money.
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Trying to Ban 3D-Printed Guns Will Only Make Them More Popular

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:08
This is called the “Streisand Effect” and is one of the most predictable rules of the internet. Whenever the government (or a celebrity, or a company) tries to censor something, they immediately make it exponentially more popular and widespread than it was in the first place.
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Want to build a gun at home? You don’t need a 3D printer

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:07
On Tuesday, President Trump tweeted “I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to the NRA, doesn’t seem to make much sense.” The president, lawmakers, and many Americans have targeted 3D-printed guns as the latest menace to society. Perhaps they should also direct their attention at books such as the Improvised Munitions Handbook that are easily accessible as free PDFs and contain DIY plans for guns and much, much more.
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Media coverage of 3D-printed guns under fire for inaccuracies

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:06
Political pundits and reporters on Tuesday pushed back on misinformation regarding the 3D-printed plastic gun furor prompted by a Justice Department settlement with nonprofit group Defense Distributed, enabling it to publish blueprints for firearms that will be accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.
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Trudeau Dodges Questions On Total Handgun Ban In Toronto

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:05
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refused to say directly Monday whether his government would mandate a total handgun ban in Toronto.
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People Arming Themselves in St. Paul Neighborhood in Response to Summer Crime

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:05
There are at least two dozen people on St. Paul's North End obtaining permits to carry a concealed weapon in response to a summer increase in crime.
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BLM’s Plan Will Manage Use of Vehicles on Public Lands in Northwestern Colorado

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 11:00
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released a preliminary plan that will determine where vehicles can be used in 1.5-million acres of public land in north western Colorado managed by BLM’s White River Field Office.
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The 3D-Gun Debate: Separating Truth from Fiction

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 09:43
Another staggering display of media ignorance about firearms. One of the most bizarre aspects of the modern gun debate is the extent to which it is still dominated by ignorance and misinformation. One of the most important controversies in American public life rages on, yet media gatekeepers and all too many politicians simply don’t know the most basic facts. They don’t understand the most basic constitutional issues. Even worse, many of them don’t seem to care.
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NRA Statement on 3-D Printers and Plastic Firearms

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 14:29
FAIRFAX, Va.— Chris W. Cox, executive director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, released the following statement on Tuesday:  
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Chicago’s gang database needs an overhaul for fairness and accuracy

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:17
One man who filed suit, Donta Lucas, 34, claims he couldn’t get a job as a security guard because he was denied a concealed carry license for a gun as a result of his name being in the database. The gang label, he claims, is false.
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Illinois: Brown, Greene among ‘gun sanctuary’ counties

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:17
A quarter of Illinois’ county governments have passed resolutions declaring their county a “gun sanctuary,” including those in Brown and Greene counties.
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