SAF, Defense Distributed Ask for TRO, Injunction Against N.J. Atty. General

Second Amendment Foundation condemns media bias

The 3D file issue and the effort to block their distribution by over 20 state attorneys general hasn’t gone away just because Cody Wilson is no longer involved. You can still get all the 3D gun files you want from Code Is Free Speech, BTW. Here’s the latest on the legal effort from the Second Amendment Foundation . . .

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed today filed a motion in federal court in Texas seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to prevent enforcement of a new law that they believe is a direct infringement of their First Amendment rights.

On Thursday, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed Senate Bill 2465, which is specifically aimed at censoring SAF and Defense Distributed, violating their First Amendment rights under color of law. During a press conference, Grewal acknowledged that this new measure was designed to prevent publication of instruction codes that would explain how to produce a firearm with a three-dimensional printer.

The motions were filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division. It is part of a broader civil rights action against several governors, attorneys general and other government officials that was brought by SAF and Defense Distributed.

“We’ve had to take this extraordinary step to defend our First Amendment rights because Attorney General Grewal has literally threatened to ‘come after’ us, or anyone else, who is ‘contemplating making a printable gun,’” explained SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “Grewal and the governor aren’t merely trying to stop what people do, now they’re also trying to dictate what people think. That amounts to extremism on steroids.”

The complaint was filed in Texas, Gottlieb noted, because that’s where Defense Distributed is located.

“Defense Distributed had reached a settlement with the government on this issue,” he said, “but various state attorneys general quickly tried to interfere. New Jersey is carrying this nonsense one step further by attempting to censor the company and the foundation. We are hopeful that the federal court quickly intervenes and stops this Orwellian behavior.

“This isn’t about guns,” Gottlieb added, “it’s about information and ideas, and the right of a free society to share that knowledge without fear of demagoguery by government officials who want people to live in their bubble.”

The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

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  1. avatar Dog of War says:

    Nice to see that the SAF is still fighting for the 2A rights of the people. I’m personally still waiting to finally see the new regulations for the distribution of these types of files. Unless I’m mistaken that the DOJ was supposed to finally release new guidance on distribution of these files and other firearms. But I’ve never seen any new directives released.

  2. avatar Geoff "Mess with the bull, get the horns" PR says:

    I hope the 2A Foundation took their sweet time, crafted this carefully, and dotted every “i” and crossed every last “t” and made that as air-tight as possible and so pretty that SCOTUS wants to take a nice, juicy swing at it when in drops into Justice Thomas’ lap…

  3. avatar Michael says:

    This article gave me a reason to donate to them, nice job liberals. Lmao

  4. avatar Nanashi says:

    The NRAILA is, once again, too busy endorsing gun confiscation to help.

    1. avatar Jeremy B. says:

      That must be why they spent a bunch of money trying to beat I-1639 in Washington.

  5. avatar PeachesSabrina says:

    I hope SAF has the suit ready to go on I1639

  6. While noble in cause…I would like to see a real concerted effort to restore 2nd Amendment rights to states like NJ, Massachusetts, MD., CT., NY., CA., etc….As stated within in OUR U.S. Constitution/Bill of Rights…”Any person from one state, going into another, has the same rights as any other person in any other state….” Currently, NOTHING is equal or universal under our U.S. Constitution! The people who support these ANTI- 2nd Amendment actions and there architects NEED to be exposed and immediately removed from the halls of Government!!!

  7. avatar Sora says:

    Donate to SAF and GOA. GOA is suing the FL 18-20 ban.
    SAF actually sues them. FPC is also active in California and other places.
    Send your money where it matters.
    As for NRA, keep your membership and voter contacts. Those scare politicians and keep them in check.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Yeah, as long as the antis continue screeching at the top of their lungs about how horrid the NRA is, I’ll continue to be happy with my benefactor life membership.

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