WATCH: Effort to Block Downloadable Guns Epically Backfires!

If anti-gunners thought they scored a major victory this week when a federal judge in Seattle extended an injunction blocking Cody Wilson from giving away gun files online, they thought wrong.

In a 46-minute press conference on Tuesday (see video below) Wilson explained how that putative victory was, in reality, the exact opposite. Another huge blow to the gun-banning agenda.

What one needs to understand is that the injunction does not stop Wilson, nor his company Defense Distributed, from disseminating gun blueprints to the masses. It only stops him from making them public online free of charge. That’s right folks, Wilson cannot give them away under the order but he can sell them to any user at a “Name Your Price” cost — even if that cost is zero dollars — so long as those digital files are directly transferred to the purchaser.

To understand this one just needs to consult the closing paragraphs of the 25-page order penned by U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik that read in part:

The Court declines to wade through these issues based on the limited record before it and instead presumes that the private defendants have a First Amendment right to disseminate the CAD files. That right is currently abridged, but it has not been abrogated. Regulation under the AECA [Arms Export Control Act] means that the files cannot be uploaded to the internet, but they can be emailed, mailed, securely transmitted, or otherwise published within the United States.

Okay, quick aside. Judge Lasnik openly admits to violating Wilson’s First Amendment rights!!! He says, and I quote, “That right is currently abridged…” Duh! Has Lasnik never read the text of the First Amendment which clearly reads, “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech.” Needless to say, that’s not going to go over well when this case, upon appeal, heads to the Ninth Circuit. Can you say, unconstitutional!

Anyways, the more immediate takeaway is that files “cannot be uploaded to the internet, but they can be emailed, mailed, securely transmitted, or otherwise published within the United States.” In telling Cody what he could no longer do, Lasnik also told him what he could do moving forward. This gave Wilson the green light to launch, what he affectionately dubbed, “Operation Integral Accident*.” The sales-based model for the delivery of his repository of secured files.

“I’m happy to become the iTunes of Downloadable guns, if I can’t be the Napster,” quipped Wilson, during the press conference in Austin, TX.

Anti-gunners must be reeling from this news. Not only have they failed to stop Wilson, but they’ve forced him to monetize his operation. Defense Distributed is now getting paid for a service it was willing to provide for free!

“All that’s happened here as a result of this judge’s order is perhaps a doubling or tripling of the valuation of my own company, of our economic power and our ability to deliver files to these people,” he said.

Now, as noted, because of the “Name Your Price” aspect to the site, users can still pay nothing for the files.  Except for shipping which runs $7 flat-rate if you opt to purchase files on a USB drive.  But, even with the “Name Your Price” component, it appears that purchasers are more than happy to donate to the cause. DEFCAD.com, the online library operated by Defense Distributed, has raised over $200,000 in just one week. And so far more than 25,000 files have been downloaded.  Wilson is also encouraging third-party contributors to sell their files on DEFCAD to earn a 50/50 split of the proceeds.

What’s ironic is that in their hysterical quest to stop Cody the anti-gunners and their lapdog media pals put a spotlight on this issue which only served to create more hype and interest, and thus more downloaded gun files. One website, CodeIsFreeSpeeh.com, claims that as many as 1.5 million were downloaded last month alone. Maybe they never learned what happened to alcohol consumption under Prohibition but they should’ve recalled what happened to black rifle sales during Obama’s tenure or even more recently bump stock purchases under Trump. Forbidden fruit always gets eaten.

It’s not all good news, however. The injunction doesn’t just ban Defense Distributed from freely sharing files online but everyone. At its core, this is an assault on our First Amendment rights to the nth degree. I mean, what would these gun-grabbers say if the government suddenly blocked religious groups from posting scripture online? Would they be alright with that?

“The only thing that’s being stopped and injured as these lawsuits proceed is your right to speak, to put things on the Internet,” said Wilson.

It should also be noted that not everyone is free to join the DEFCAD community.  I tried to but because I live in New York, I received the following message:

My state government, along with a dozen or so others, decided that the material on DEFCAD wasn’t something I should be privy to even though it’s FREE SPEECH.  Mind you I can find it elsewhere online and there’s nothing stopping me from going to a competing site and downloading it.  But it’s the principle.  It’s an infringement on our Constitutional rights!  These overlords are engaging in modern-day book burning in the hope that it’ll spell the end of Cody Wilson and the downloadable gun.  Joke’s on them, though.  There’s no putting this genie back in the bottle.  And the more they try, the more they will fail.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • David Welsh August 31, 2018, 10:37 pm

    Yeah, I see my state on the blue wall chart. Probably because of our worthless libturd attorney general. (He doesn’t warrant the rank of private.) He’s another Constitution-hating slimeball. But he’s getting old–like the witch Ginsburg of the Supremes.

  • JOHN GIAMETTI August 31, 2018, 2:30 pm

    DO THEY HIRE REPORTERS BASED ON LOW IQ, RIGID GROUP THINKING, AND CORRECT SPEAK WHILE DEMANDING OTHERS THINK LIKE THEM??? THE SO CALLED MAN QUESTIONING CODY WAS ABOUT AS MASCULINE AS A WOMAN AND NOT VERY SMART…HE IS A WEAK AGGRESSIVELY IGNORANT PERSON…THEY CLEARLY THINK THEY ARE ALL THREE .VERY,INTELLIGENT, KNOW FAR MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE IN AREAS THEY ARE GROSSLY IGNORANT AND BELIEVE THEY CAN EASILY MAKE SOMEONE LOOK FOOLISH WHILE THEY LOOK LIKE PLAIN ARROGANT AND STUPID SHEEP THEMSELVES……THEY ALL WERE VERY DUMB LEMMINGS TRYING TO ATTACK AND OUT THINK A SHEEPDOG.
    CODY IS CLEARLY MORE INTELLIGENT AND MASCULINE THAN THE MALE LEMMING, AND THE TWO 3RD WAVE FEMINISTS WHO ARE USED TO DOMINATING WEAK FEMINIZED PC MALES LIKE THE MALE LEMMING REPORTER.. ..NONE OF THEM SEEMED TO UNDERSTAND THE CONSTITUTION NOR THAT REAL THINKING PEOPLE HAVE PRINCIPLES THAT ARE NOT BASED ON GROUP THINK.. ..ALL THREE REPORTERS ARE HERD MEMBERS, AND THAT’S ALL THEY EVER WILL BE… THE MALE REPORTER IS A MODERN AMERICAN SNOWFLAKE FEMINIZED MALES. THE FEMALES ARE USED TO DOMINATING PC FEMINIZED MALES. THAT MALE REPORTER IS MORE FEMININE THAN MOST WOMEN I SEE EACH DAY……GOD HELP US IF WE EVER GET INTO A MAJOR WAR AND HAVE TO DEPEND ON THESE TYPES TO SERVE IN LARGE NUMBERS IN THE MILITARY…

  • John M Denney August 31, 2018, 10:05 am

    Talk about a witch hunt. And the media still can’t figure out why the people hate and distrusts them so much.

  • BRUCE MARSTON August 31, 2018, 9:41 am

    Cody Wilson is a gentleman and I think he did a fine job of getting his point across to the news folks on CBS who have probably never fully “digested” the words of our Constitution.

    • JOHN GIAMETTI August 31, 2018, 2:41 pm

      YOU ARE TO POLITE…THOSE REPORTERS HAVENT”DIGESTED” THE VOCABULARY AND READING COMPREHENSION OF THEIR 5TH GRADE READING TEXT…

  • Infidel762X51 August 31, 2018, 8:12 am

    Good job! Stick it right up their liberal.

  • Jaque August 29, 2018, 5:13 pm

    The magnitude of stupidity exhibited by judges, fools, and communists over such dangerous information as design drawings and machine code for CNC milling of gun parts overlook the open source plans for making high explosives, booby traps, iron pipe shotguns, poisons, and more all courtesy of CIA and ARMY publications.
    Such material was in public and school libraries when I was in grade school in the sixties. Paladin Press published many plans and manuals now free to get via any smartphone or PC. AK 47 receivers made from shovels and more. These communists will only succeed in stopping experimenters and Home machinists by killing them. A gun can be made from hand tools and a staple gun. Ammo is easily reloaded with lead and match heads. Explosives made from week killer and aluminum foil.
    Before 9-11 and the idiots in congress went berserk banning pyro chemicals that were freely available to purchase. Now it takes a bit of chemical ingenuity and a coffee grinder. As 10 yr old kids we were making pipe rockets and cherry bombs. Today that is a Felony.

    If today’s laws and regulations were in effect during the industrial revolution and the war years the US would have remained in the stone ages and lost every war because experimental procedures would be banned.

    • JOHN GIAMETTI August 31, 2018, 2:47 pm

      DAMNED STRAIGHT…..DONT KNOW IF ITS STILL AVAILABLE BUT THE PLANS FOR A NUKE WERE ON THE INTERNET FOR MANY YEARS…THINK SOME KID MADE A MODEL NUKE FOR HIS HS SCIENCE PROJECT FROM INTERNET INFO..ITS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT IS WHY IT CAME TO THE ATTENTION OF OUR WIZARDS IN THE GOVERNMENT..

    • John L August 31, 2018, 7:09 pm

      Had a buddy make a mini cannon out of a rifle case mounted on a coat hanger wire stand. It was stuffed with cap gun ammo and the projectile was a .22 caliber pellet. He demoed it in our 8th grade history class with the teachers approval. Put a pretty good dent in a hard cover book that was the target. My how things have changed. BTW. This was in a California school back in 1968. Go figure.

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