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Mr. Bill:
Washington Free Beacon, 10/23/19: Controversial Gun Rights Activist Returns To Ghost Gun Project After Sex-Crime Plea Deal


--- Quote ---Gun-rights activist Cody Wilson told the Washington Free Beacon he will be returning to Defense Distributed, a company that manufactures machines that make gun parts, after striking a plea deal in his sex-crime case.

Wilson said he was invited back by Paloma Heindorff, who took over the company after Wilson was arrested in 2018 for paying an underage girl for sex. ...

Wilson and Defense Distributed have been at the center of a series of federal lawsuits since Wilson's invention of a firearm design made mostly of 3D-printed material, as well as his subsequent publishing of that and other firearm designs on the internet. He has been a leader in the battle to maintain the right to share gun designs over the Internet.

Amid this legal controversy, Wilson was accused of paying $500 to a girl under the age of 17 for sex through a website in August 2018.

In September 2019, the judge in Wilson's case accepted a plea deal which reduced the charge to injury to a child. Under the plea deal, first published by Ars Technica, Wilson was sentenced to no prison time but must register as a sex offender, attend sex offender therapy, pay a $1,200 fine, and refrain from contacting the victim, among other conditions. ...
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Mr. Bill:
And, U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik (see previous posts) is again blocking online publication of Defense Distributed's firearms plans.

KUT (NPR Austin), 11/12/19: Judge Blocks Rule Change That Allowed Austin-Based Company To Publish 3D-Printed Gun Plans


--- Quote ---A federal judge in Washington state is overturning a settlement between the federal government and Austin-based Defense Distributed that allowed the company to publish plans for 3D-printable guns online last year. ...

Judge Lasnik issued a ruling Tuesday overturning the State Department’s actions, finding the agency failed to provide Congress with 30 days required under the law.

"Because the agency action was 'without observance of procedure required by law,’” Lasnik wrote, "it must be held unlawful and set aside.”

However, the judge leaves the door open to the State Department trying again to alter the rules, following proper procedure.

The department can also appeal. ...
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armymars:
So where does one get a beginners CNC machine and do it right.   

Bradbn4:
CNC - depends on the size you want to support Grizzly tools maybe...tormach comes to mind.

for smallish setup
little machineshop

3D printers, well - the ones that 'print' in metal are someone expensive.

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