Friday, May 10, 2013

First and Second Amendments null and void?

So the federal government seems to think.

DEFCAD files are being removed from public access at the request of the US Department of Defense Trade Controls.
Until further notice, the United States government claims control of the information.

That's the message imposed on the top of the Defense Distributed's webpage for the 3D printer plans for their new Liberator handgun.  The federal government is now shutting down distribution if this information.  Note that this is not shutting down the manufacture of weapons, but rather the distribution of information they want forbidden.

The story is available at Gun Rights Examiner and also at Sipsey Street (see the comments).  The feds seem to be as uninterested in the First Amendment as the Second.  With this bunch -- Obama, Biden, Holder, Napolitano, et al. -- the rest of the Constitution is of no particular interest either.

Meanwhile, at the state level, more and more people are telling the feds to go to hell.  We're living in a world where the federal government increasingly sees us, the citizens, as the enemy.

I'm presently in [REDACTED] where I will hear Sen. Ted Cruz speak at [REDACTED] College commencement tomorrow.  Report will follow.

Addendum: Additional pieces on the governments' attack on Defense Distributed and Cody Wilson:

Forbes (news story)

Gun Rights Examiner (news summary)

WaPo (news story)

Rifleman Savant  (opinion)

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