Firearms Speech Regulations

BY Herschel Smith
2 years, 4 months ago

More from the communist in chief:

Even as news reports have been highlighting the gun control provisions of the Administration’s “Unified Agenda” of regulatory objectives (see accompanying story), the Obama State Department has been quietly moving ahead with a proposal that could censor online speech related to firearms. This latest regulatory assault, published in the June 3 issue of the Federal Register, is as much an affront to the First Amendment as it is to the Second. Your action is urgently needed to ensure that online blogs, videos, and web forums devoted to the technical aspects of firearms and ammunition do not become subject to prior review by State Department bureaucrats before they can be published.

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With the new proposal published on June 3, the State Department claims to be “clarifying” the rules concerning “technical data” posted online or otherwise “released” into the “public domain.” To the contrary, however, the proposal would institute a massive new prior restraint on free speech. This is because all such releases would require the “authorization” of the government before they occurred. The cumbersome and time-consuming process of obtaining such authorizations, moreover, would make online communication about certain technical aspects of firearms and ammunition essentially impossible.

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Gunsmiths, manufacturers, reloaders, and do-it-yourselfers could all find themselves muzzled under the rule and unable to distribute or obtain the information they rely on to conduct these activities. Prior restraints of the sort contemplated by this regulation are among the most disfavored regulations of speech under First Amendment case law.

Let’s cover the list.  No more American Rifleman Magazine (since it has technical data in it), no more descriptions over forums for how to reload or what recipe is best for certain situations, no more tactical training videos over YouTube, no more posting of results of ballistic gelatin, no more gun reviews, no more descriptions of how to field strip and clean firearms, and on and on the list goes.

It won’t work.  Obama will be defeated, now and in eternity.  Just like gun control doesn’t stop the availability of guns, Obama can’t stop the sharing of information.  And for his totalitarianism, Mr. Obama has earned a place in hell on judgment day.  In the mean time, the administration has declared war on you and your freedoms.  This is the next battlefield.

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  1. On June 8, 2015 at 5:51 am, DAN III said:

    If anyone had an inkling of concern for Freedom & Liberty, they would have understood from Day One and earlier, what and who soetoro-obama was and is. I truly believe the enemies of Freedom & Liberty are those who support soetoro-obama, whether thru their vote, contibutions or both. Barry would not be the problem he is now if he had not been installed as POTUS.

  2. On June 10, 2015 at 10:22 am, robertsgunshop said:

    I researched Barry/Barack before he was even nominated. Just his votes in the Illinois Senate should scare anyone with a brain. The most disturbing vote, to me, was his support for infanticide (late term abortion). I spread the word the best I could but…

    Too many voted for him just because of his skin color. It’s sad when that is the criteria to vote for someone. MLK is spinning in his grave.

  3. On June 8, 2015 at 6:04 am, Bryan Woodman said:

    Can’t stop the signal, Mal.

    https://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=UTF-8&fr=chr-appattach&type=93&p=can%27t+stop+the+signal

  4. On June 8, 2015 at 9:01 am, Brennan Graves said:

    Curious as to how the Praetorian Guard will react if this atrocity survives the “legal” system.
    I say we go directly to guns.
    It is the only thing they understand.

  5. On June 8, 2015 at 11:19 am, DinaRehn said:

    That Pesky Little First Amendment
    Over the weekend, by way of the NRA some troubling news spread across the Internet: “Commonly used and unregulated Internet discussions and videos about guns and ammo could be closed down under rules proposed by the State Department, amounting to a ‘gag order on firearm-related speech,’” This stems from an Obama Regime reinterpretation of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The State Department is updating the ITAR, which implements the Federal Arms Export Control Act (AECA). The net effect of this new ITAR amplification would be to reclassify gun blogs, forums, chat rooms, and firearms “how-to” web pages as “export restricted” firearms technical data.
    And get this: Per the proposed new rules, “Mother May I” permission must be granted before posting any such data, and failure to do so could result in fines of up to $1 million and prison sentences up to 20 years.

    Well, I have a news flash for BHO‘s minions in the State Department: In this nation we have a pesky little scrap of paper that trumps all other pieces of paper, called The Constitution, and it includes the First Amendment, which guarantees our freedom of press.

    I must illustrate an important point: With the exception of common law libel restrictions, there are no limits to the freedom of press in these United States. For the purpose of educating the public on that point, I’m posting this little gem of a files link. There, I did it. I’ll see you in court, Mrs. Lynch.

    Please contact your congressional representatives and voice any concerns about this proposed ITAR rules change. – JWR
    http://survivalblog.com/that-pesky-little-first-amendment/

  6. On June 8, 2015 at 11:19 am, DinaRehn said:

    Want some technical data?
    I’ll give you some right here:

    https://grabcad.com/library/ar-15-drop-in-auto-sear-1/files/Drop%20In%20Auto%20Sear

    https://grabcad.com/library/ar-15-drop-in-auto-sear-1/files/Renderings

    Link to another site with military technical data:

    http://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/smart/index.html

  7. On June 8, 2015 at 1:14 pm, Henry Bowman said:

    remember that the DIAS doesn’t work without FA trigger parts. The lightninglink does.

  8. On June 8, 2015 at 11:35 am, DinaRehn said:

    Siege Engine Plans
    Build Your Own Siege Engines with Easy to Build Plans and Instructions

    http://www.redstoneprojects.com/trebuchetstore/siege_engine_plans.html

  9. On June 8, 2015 at 11:35 am, Paul X said:

    Not gonna happen… which is a shame, as one cannot think of a more favorable issue (free speech) whose suppression would bring us such massive support in the coming Revolution.

  10. On June 8, 2015 at 5:38 pm, European American said:

    Armed, Law Abiding Citizens, and a Militarized Fascist Police State cannot coexist.

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