Judge strikes down agreement allowing 3D-printed guns

Austin StatesmanRuling that the Trump administration violated U.S. law, a federal judge on Tuesday tossed out an agreement that last year allowed, for a brief time, an Austin company to publish firearm schematics, including how-to files for 3D-printed guns, online.

In voiding that agreement Tuesday, Lasnik said the policy change was not reported to Congress as required by federal law.

The administration also failed to offer any justification for changing a State Department policy that banned the publication of schematics for 3D-printed guns as “a threat to world peace and the security and foreign policy of the United States,” the judge said.

So, in other words, the President can't change the policy of his administration without reporting it to Congress and providing some sort of justification for the change?

Color me skeptical.

If this is the sort of problem that can be fixed by writing a letter to Congress saying "The prior administration's policy violated the 1st and 2nd Amendment and was thus without lawful authority", then which Deep State apparatchik was supposed to write that letter and negligently maliciously failed to do so?

This entry was published Fri Feb 07 02:47:21 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-02-07 02:47:21.0. [Tweet]

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