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State Department defends allowing publication of blueprints to 3D print guns

by:Tuowei     2019-08-11
Just days before the digital blueprint for allowing people to print guns in 3D went live, the State Department was defending the move to allow them to release guns, even as Secretary of State Mike Pompey promised to investigate the issue.
The newly established non-Trump administration
It sued for profit after having the right to publish the code.
Although a spokesman for the State Council pointed out that \"the court did not make a ruling in favor of the plaintiff in this case\", the government has solved the problem to a certain extent, because \"certain guns and related items\" do not add to public security threats. . .
\"There are already a lot of people available,\" the spokesman told ABC News . \".
The upcoming publication has sparked outrage among gun safety advocates who have warned that it could make \"untraceable\" guns.
The controversy focused on Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson\'s 2013 lawsuit against the State Department after being forced to dismantle its company\'s blueprint posted online. After a years-
In a long legal struggle, Wilson reached a settlement with the State Department, allowing his company to release the design of various guns for 3D printers.
One of these weapons is AR-15 -
As we all know, weapons used in mass shootings.
Wilson made public on social media his company\'s goal of releasing the designs.
After the settlement, Wilson posted a tombstone photo engraved with the words \"US gun control\" on Twitter.
A State Department spokesman said in a lengthy statement that the Trump administration\'s settlement was because the new government regulations made the case meaningless.
The Commerce Department is taking over the regulation of certain guns. -
This is a reform implemented under the Obama administration, but accelerated under the Trump administration as it seeks to \"create a simpler and stronger export control system that simplifies industry compliance, improve technologies that better protect real sensitivity.
In other words, they want to ease restrictions on \"commercially available\" guns and strengthen protection of more important weapons technologies.
With the takeover of the Commerce Department, the ban on Wilson\'s publication has ended.
But when Pompeo told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday that he would \"take a look\", the government refused to take action to stop Wilson\'s publication, which will be re-published on August 1, according to distributed defense.
After a safety analysis, \"identified certain firearms and related items widely used for commercial sales, as well as technical data related to these items, it is a type that does not provide a critical military or intelligence advantage to the United States, \"a State Department spokesman said ---
So they don\'t need to stop publishing.
It angered gun safety advocates and Sen. Ed Markey D-Mass.
Warning Pompeii to make sure the guns \"don\'t fall into the wrong hands \".
Veterans from the town\'s advisory council on gun safety veterans also called on Pompeii to stop distributing the designs.
\"We know firsthand about the devastating power of guns and the dangers of guns in the wrong hands,\" the letter said . \".
\"We support federal law that is committed to protecting public safety, which relies on criminal background checks to stop people who pose a danger to society from holding guns.
We firmly believe that downloadable guns will undermine these laws ,[. . . ].
In particular, the organization and other gun control advocates believe that these firearms are not traceable because they are produced without a serial number.
\"The purpose of distributing defense is not subtle: it has made it very clear that in terms of gun regulations it intends to undermine the rule of law, writes veterans from the organization.
\"We urge you not to distribute downloadable guns by exempting, settling or rules and to prevent these deadly blueprints from being released.
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