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    DOJ, Second Amendment Foundation Reach Settlement In Defense Distributed Lawsuit

    From Instapundit.com:

    'FROM JOSH BLACKMAN, A HUGE RIGHT-TO-ARMS VICTORY: DOJ, Second Amendment Foundation Reach Settlement In Defense Distributed Lawsuit. “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, and to return $10,000 in State Department registration dues paid by Defense Distributed as a result of the prior restraint. 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.”'

    The source he quotes:

    http://joshblackman.com/blog/2018/07...buted-lawsuit/
    DOJ, SAF REACH SETTLEMENT IN DEFENSE DISTRIBUTED LAWSUIT

    For Immediate Release Contact: Alan Gottlieb (425) 454-7012

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Department of Justice and Second Amendment Foundation have reached a settlement in SAF’s lawsuit on behalf of Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed over free speech issues related to 3-D files and other information that may be used to manufacture lawful firearms.

    SAF and Defense Distributed had filed suit against the State Department under the Obama administration, challenging a May 2013 attempt to control public speech as an export under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), a Cold War-era law intended to control exports of military articles.

    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, and to return $10,000 in State Department registration dues paid by Defense Distributed as a result of the prior restraint.

    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.

    “Not only is this a First Amendment victory for free speech, it also is a devastating blow to the gun prohibition lobby,” noted SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “For years, anti-gunners have contended that modern semi-automatic sport-utility rifles are so-called ‘weapons of war,’ and with this settlement, the government has acknowledged they are nothing of the sort.

    “Under this settlement,” he continued, “the government will draft and pursue regulatory amendments that eliminate ITAR control over the technical information at the center of this case. They will transfer export jurisdiction to the Commerce Department, which does not impose prior restraint on public speech. That will allow Defense Distributed and SAF to publish information about 3-D technology.”

    The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 600,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.
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    #2
    "up to .50 caliber" ... does that mean up to and including? Or did the DOJ just reclassify Barrett semi autos as destructive devices?
    Last edited by Barnslayer; 07-10-2018, 04:56 PM.
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      #3
      I'm pretty sure that it includes .50 since under other laws (GCA and/or NFA) those are legal, no?
      "The devil doesn't come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you've ever wished for.”
      Tucker Max

      Infirmitate Invitat Violentiam
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        #4
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        This is a beautiful win for the 3D printing community and we now have legal precedent that affirms that semi automatic modern sporting rifles are inherently “not military style weapons.”
        Last edited by SirMixAlot; 07-11-2018, 09:00 AM.

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          #5
          Isher beats ITAR?

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            #6
            And the head explosions are beginning. "Radical libertarian", ... "untraceable guns", ... I guess people just can't be trusted with too much freedom.

            https://www.wired.com/story/a-landma...-for-diy-guns/



            Our esteemed senators from NY will be just plain steamed when they finally get their heads out of their SCOTUS-obsessed asses and notice this.
            No one ever wished they didn't have a gun.

            Regards,
            Chris

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              #7
              Finally...the Department Of Justice does something right for the 2A

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                #8
                Up to means something other than up to and including.

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                  #9
                  anyone notice who the attorney is?

                  Libertarian Attorney Alan Gura from Heller



                  The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule ...Samuel Adams, "The Rights of the Colonists" page 419

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                    #10
                    Fuck.
                    now I have to join another organization that deseves my money.
                    Sending them money tomorrow!
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Ancap View Post
                      anyone notice who the attorney is?

                      Libertarian Attorney Alan Gura from Heller


                      Actually, I didn't notice that.
                      "The devil doesn't come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you've ever wished for.”
                      Tucker Max

                      Infirmitate Invitat Violentiam
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                        #12
                        In English please. Does this extend to quashing “AW” bans or will another, more specific decision be necessary before they begin to fall?

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                          #13
                          This guy deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.

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