3-D Guns

First Amendment Watch Teacher Guide: Prior Restraints—The Most Egregious Violation of First Amendment Rights

Prior restraints prevent material from ever reaching the public, a serious step that diminishes the marketplace of ideas and the well of information that informs citizens in a self-governing society. Under the First Amendment, the Supreme Court has developed a very high barrier for the government to secure such a restraint.

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Lata Nott

Lata Nott: Printing Guns: Looking At All The Dimensions

Are 3-D printer designs protected by the First Amendment? This was the legal defense raised by Cody Wilson back in 2015, who faced prosecution for violating federal gun export laws after he created a gun with a 3-D printer and then posted the blueprints online for others to download and use.

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