Staying In Touch in The Face of Liberal Censorship

Since Facebook and Twitter have shown they are serious about censoring free speech, I thought some updates were in order. You may have noticed some changes to the blogroll. Some people have given up on blogging, others seem to have returned after initially believing the FB and and Twitter propaganda. And since we can’t rely on Facebook or Twitter or other social media (or even Google) to not be evil and thwart free speech, I thought it would be good to include more voices.

Of course that probably means that I won’t be able to read everyone’s writing as frequently as I like. But you have to stay connected.

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When Did Giant Balloons Become the Preferred Form of Protest?

I suppose this is in response to the Trump balloon. But the good people of London are not happy with their mayor. Sadiq Khan bikini balloon launched in London.

“Under Sadiq Khan, we have seen crime skyrocket to unprecedented levels. People in London don’t feel safe […] Khan out.”

Both gun and knife crime are on the rise in London, despite Draconian gun control and knife control.

And of course the guy who organized it is being called “Nazi” and “Far-right” because tolerance only flows in one direction.

Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed Back At It

Turns out the ruling against Defense Distributed said he couldn’t give the file away indiscriminately. So he will sell them. Man Behind 3D Gun Files Spoils The Left’s Celebration Over Ban With Major Announcement.

“This judge’s order, stopping us from simply giving things away, was only an authorization that we could sell it, that we could mail it, that we could email it, that we could provide it by secure transfer. I will be doing all of those things, now,” announced Wilson.

Proceeds from the files will go for legal fees.

You can get all your 3D printer files (and other files) at DEFCAD.COM, where you can also buy 80% lowers and a Ghost Gunner.

The 30-year-old said he’s “happy now to become the iTunes of downloadable guns if I can’t be the Napster,” but added that it was somewhat “regrettable” that state attorneys general drove him into the commercial space.

Hat tip to Silicon Graybeard, who notes Cody Wilson Sticks A Finger in the Judge’s Eye -Metaphorically speaking, of course.

Because the Left Is Clutching Their Collective Pearls

I thought it would be fun to revisit NPR’s take on Cody Wilson. Planet Money Episode 817: The Gun Man.

If you’ve been following the story at all, there isn’t much new information here. The collective pearl-clutching of the gun-fearing does come through loud and clear. (That episode is from January, so the recent court ruling is not covered.)

Any decent garage mechanic can make guns, and in jurisdictions where they have been outlawed, there is a booming business. But the current outrage is over a 3-D printed gun that shoots 1 round. Yeah they mention the lower-receiver, but they are all about “completely plastic guns.” That AR-15 in the photo (first link above to the NPR episode) contains more than a fair amount of aluminum, and the barrel and bolt carrier group are going to be steel. But hey, why clutter the issue with facts?

Defense Distributed Wins Case Against the Government

Technical specs for guns (3D-printed and otherwise) can now be online. A LANDMARK LEGAL SHIFT OPENS PANDORA’S BOX FOR DIY GUNS

He published 3D-printing instructions for a single-shot firearm. Called the Liberator. The federal government charged him with violating weapons export laws.. Instead of giving up (which his first lawyers advised him to do) he sued under the First Amendment to the Constitution. (Oh, and he fired those give-up lawyers.)

Instead, Wilson has spent the last years on an unlikely project for an anarchist: Not simply defying or skirting the law but taking it to court and changing it. In doing so, he has now not only defeated a legal threat to his own highly controversial gunsmithing project. He may have also unlocked a new era of digital DIY gunmaking that further undermines gun control across the United States and the world—another step toward Wilson’s imagined future where anyone can make a deadly weapon at home with no government oversight

The Wired Article is long, there are shorter versions of the story on other sites, but it is complete, including the reference to the Goliad flag.

While is isn’t a complete victory. (Wilson’s company got a unique license) it will be hard for the government to go after anyone else, since they basically admitted there were First Amendment issues with their original position. (Hat tip to Claire Wolfe.)

Why Hasn’t This Guy Been Arrested?

Throwing liquid is assault, even if you do no harm. Even if you miss, and he didn’t miss. UPDATE: VIOLENT LEFTIST Who Abused Texas Teen in #MAGA Hat Identified AND FIRED BY EMPLOYER! (VIDEO). And then there is theft.

The tolerance of the Left.

A violent liberal abused a young boy at a Whataburger restaurant in Texas on the 4th of July.

His “crime” was wearing a Make-America-Great-Again hat. For which a grown man felt compelled to assault a teenager.

He was identified from a cellphone video and fired from his job. So why hasn’t he been arrested and charged?

In The Place Where Great Britain Used to Be

JusticeWhere photography is a crime that will get you 13 months in prison, but raping young girls will be ignored by the police as long as they can get away with it. Right-wing activist Tommy Robinson reportedly jailed after filming outside child grooming trial | Fox News

“Tommy’s lawyer said he will likely die in jail given his profile and previous credible threats, and the judge basically said he doesn’t care,” the source said. “He sentenced him to 13 months in prison.”

Oh, and Free Speech? The UK doesn’t need free speech – at least not according to the judge. And that’s a good thing because they clearly don’t have free speech.

The judge in the case on Friday slapped a reporting ban on the case. The order bans reporters from reporting on a case if there is reason to believe the reporting could prejudice a trial. The order prevents reporting until the conclusion of the trial Robinson was reporting on.

He was basically arrested and jailed for questioning the authority of the government, pointing out that they ignored crimes by Muslim men because they didn’t want to appear prejudiced, and for saying mean things about Islam.