Facebook comments: Aug. 31, 2018


As reported by the American-Statesman’s Chuck Lindell the Austin man behind the fight for guns made on 3D printers, Cody Wilson, announced that his company has begun selling firearm blueprints. Cody Wilson said a federal judge’s recent order to block access to the files applied only to free downloads from his company’s website. Customers can name their price to have a USB drive with the plan mailed to them. Wilson said the mail is a secure form of communication that was not included in the judge’s order.

Barron Moody. He’s looking to get in trouble, then try to make bank on GoFundMe asking for help with legal expenses. He’s playing it out well.

Sue Egan: And somewhere, attorneys are already preparing the case against him when the first person is killed with one.

Deborah J Samuels: Prison for everyone who downloads.

Steve-us Rotz: Should one be sent to prison for talking about how to create this code? Should one be sent to prison for talking about how to create a gun with $20 worth of goods from a hardware store? You know, inanimate objects such as this are able to be created by anyone. That is his point.

Judy Jude Thompson: Arrest them for illegal arms trading. You don’t decide!

Bryan Register: Someone was going to do this on a strictly volunteer basis any minute now anyway. It isn’t a plan for a nuclear weapon; it’s a plan for an otherwise perfectly legal weapon. I don’t really know on what basis they ordered him to desist, anyway. Aren’t firing pins and bullets still a bottleneck?

Eva Desafia: I’m waiting for the “we are a nation of laws” camp to chime in.

Robert Parker: Well played, Cody. Can’t stop the signal.

Jeremy Swanson: They’re free, and they’re all over the internet. This court block is pure symbolism.



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