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Judge Denies Injunction in 3D Printed Gun Pioneer's Suit Against the State Department

•, BY: Stephen Gutowski

A federal judge denied 3D printed gun pioneer Cody Wilson's request for a preliminary injunction against the State Department after the agency forced him to remove gun designs from his company's website.

Wilson's lawsuit came after the State Department claimed the posting of designs for his 3D printed gun on his company's website violated the Arms Export Control Act because they could be accessed outside of the United States. Wilson was joined in the suit by the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and together they argued the State Department was violating Wilson's First, Second, and Fifth Amendment rights.

U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman disagreed in a ruling earlier this month. In the ruling, first reportedby Reason's Brian Doherty, Judge Pitman said the plaintiffs did not meet the requirements necessary to secure a preliminary injunction against the State Department and were unlikely to succeed on the merits of the case.