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State Department orders firm to remove 3D-printed guns web blueprints

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/may/09/3d-printed-... front:network-front main-5 most read:microapp zeitgeist:Most Viewed Section Front:Position1

I thought this readers comment summed it up well.

"In nations that don't have freedom of speech, this may not seem like a big deal. But in the US the First Amendment is being violated in the name of "international law". The idea that the Federal government can amend the US Constitution by making Treaties has been promoted for some time. There is, in fact, nothing in the US Constitution that allows Treaties to Amend the US Constitution. The Federal Government is without lawful authority to violate the Bill of Rights by making "international law".

If the State Department wants to comply with a Treaty that makes this form of speech unavailable outside the US, that's one thing -- and it might possibly be argued as having authority to do that -- but making it unavailable within the US is clearly lawless."

James Bowery
10 May 2013 7:47pm

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