Breaking: Defense Distributed website seized, Cody Wilson arrested on conspiracy char


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Dean Weingarten
April 1, 2013, 10:36 AM
Unknown details at this time. Defense Distributed website now displays the logos of Department of Justice and Homeland Security Investigations, and the following information:

This domain name associated with the website DefenseDistributed.com or Defcad.org has been seized pursuant to an order issued by a U.S. District Court.

The webpage goes on to say that several individuals and entitites have been indicted and charged with federal crimes including conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act, the Undetectable Firearms Act, and others.

At this time, I have no other confirmation of these arrests or actions.

There is some doubt about this action as the word "entities" is mispelled as "entitites" on the page.

If this is confirmed, it is a major chilling of free speech and net freedom. Defense Distributed had just obtained a federal license to make firearms.

Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed have been primary promoters of the concept of 3D printed firearms and magazines. There are obvious political motivations for the Obama administration to stop their activities, which have often been cited as showing how it would be impossible to enforce a federal magazine ban or ban on semi-automatic modern sporting rifles.

Cody Wilson had always said that they would be careful to follow federal law.

This may be a case of "three felonies a day" where the federal government is able to find that anyone has committed felonies every day, under broad and vague federal statues.

Link to seized webpage

Link to article on Defense Distributed federal license

2013 by Dean Weingarten Permission to share granted as long as this notice is included.

http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2013/04/breaking-defense-distributed-website.html

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sota
April 1, 2013, 10:37 AM
you do remember what today is, right?
any "shocking" news has to be taken with a very large grain of salt. :)

and why does that page say "Tuesday April 02" when today is April 1st?

tyeo098
April 1, 2013, 10:39 AM
These guys are full of silly.

I doubt this is real and they're trying to pull a fast one on us. :rolleyes:

DeadMoneyDrew
April 1, 2013, 10:48 AM
a few years ago, the DOJ seized the domains of several poker web sites on which I had money deposited. The seal that appears on the DD site looks almost exactly like the seal that greeted me when I tried to login to my poker accounts.

But it is April 1...

Dean Weingarten
April 1, 2013, 10:52 AM
This may be an April Fools Joke!

The timing is suspicious.

Derek Zeanah
April 1, 2013, 10:54 AM
a few years ago, the DOJ seized the domains of several poker web sites on which I had money deposited. The seal that appears on the DD site looks almost exactly like the seal that greeted me when I tried to login to my poker accounts.Well, now we know where your username comes from. ;)

berettaprofessor
April 1, 2013, 10:58 AM
So I can climb out of the bunker, walk back inside, and put my AR and BOB back into the closet now?

I'll just let my neighbors know by signal flag; those guys might shoot if I knocked on their doors.

Trent
April 1, 2013, 10:58 AM
It's a joke, their registrar info still shows it's hosted on Cloudflare.

DeadMoneyDrew
April 1, 2013, 11:10 AM
Well, now we know where your username comes from. ;)
You got it! I wasn't too upset about getting my money seized since it saved me the trouble of losing it on my own.

CoRoMo
April 1, 2013, 02:36 PM
There is some doubt about this action as the word "entities" is mispelled as "entitites" on the page.
Big Sis just fixed that typo. Carry on...

Texan Scott
April 1, 2013, 04:00 PM
Good one, DD... now cut it out, you're creepin me.

SOMEBODY (can't remember who) had this in their signature line:

"When you get mad enough, grab your rifle and run outside. If you're the only one out there, it isn't time yet." (or words to that effect) .

That said, THR is my canary in the coalmine. When the feds shut down THR for promoting seditious thought crime, it's ON.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have sandbags to buy and a big hole needs diggin out back.

Blackstone
April 1, 2013, 04:09 PM
And this is why I hate this day. Been fooled twice already :(

bikerdoc
April 1, 2013, 04:09 PM
Don't forget to mark of yardage to certain points from that hole.

berettaprofessor
April 1, 2013, 04:18 PM
Don't forget to mark of yardage to certain points from that hole.


Good point. Got the rifle range marked, but need to extend for the mortars.:evil:

baz
April 1, 2013, 07:54 PM
And this is why I hate this day. Been fooled twice alreadyTried to order some of those depleted uranium 12 gauge shotgun shells for shooting down drones, did ya? :) (And how would I know about that? :confused: )

The_Next_Generation
April 1, 2013, 07:57 PM
The spelling error has been fixed...

Certaindeaf
April 1, 2013, 08:04 PM
".,Undetectable Firearms Act.."

Yea right. lolz

kwguy
April 1, 2013, 09:40 PM
".,Undetectable Firearms Act.."

Yea right. lolz
Actually, I think when Gaston Glock's masterpiece became popular, lawmakers freaked out and passed just such a law. It just goes to show how moronic we can really be. And if we're not careful, will continue to be.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undetectable_Firearms_Act_of_1988

It's like clowns on fire, sad, but funny.

r1derbike
April 1, 2013, 11:38 PM
Dang, and I almost had that bunker finished this afternoon.

Dean Weingarten
April 1, 2013, 11:49 PM
Gun Watch is based in Australia, where it was April 2nd already.

Texan Scott
April 2, 2013, 12:19 AM
Worth noting that the DD webpage is up and normal again. Haha, good one guys... don't EVER do that again!

Robert
April 2, 2013, 07:57 AM
And now that it is April 2... We are done.

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