Aug 22, 2018
Cody Wilson. 30 years old. Law school dropout. About five years ago, on a lark, decided to create world’s first 3D printable gun. Succeeded. Media went nuts.
Defense Distributed, his website, was effectively shut downe State Department said having downloadable gun files violated international arms law. Wilson complied.
Wilson would later take the fight directly to the federal government. Wilson sued them. He basically lost all early court challenges. But feds feared he would ultimately win. Based his case on 1st and 2nd amendments.
Feds cut a deal with Wilson this year. He was allowed to have files for download on his site. Now states are getting into the act.
This all relates back to blockchain and bitcoin. Really.