A man who successfully 3-D-printed a working gun and uploaded the blueprints online has won a settlement against the Department of Justice, according to Wired. Cody Wilson, a University of Texas law dropout and “radical libertarian,” sued the federal government in 2015 after the State Department requested he take down a gun blueprint he posted that was downloaded 100,000 times. Wilson won the settlement by arguing that the request violated his First and Second Amendment rights, and he is now permitted a “unique license to publish data” about the 3-D weapons. “I consider it a truly grand thing,” Wilson told the magazine. ”It will be an irrevocable part of political life that guns are downloadable, and we helped to do that.” Wilson now plans to relaunch his website and upload a working database that would allow users to search and download gun blueprints.
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