Professor Barondes Comments on 3D Printed Guns Case

Professor Royce Barondes was interviewed by KOMU-TV, “Legal experts weigh in on 3D printed guns debate,” where he discussed a settlement of a Federal lawsuit involving internet posting of computer-aided design files for 3D-printed firearms. The internet posts had been prohibited by U.S. Executive Branch implementation of a statute designed to address international export and import of weapons. The settlement, which allowed the posting, was temporarily enjoined, on the motion of certain states.

As to persons who may lawfully possess firearms, Prof. Barondes was quoted, “In the United States, the federal government has not prohibited individuals from making their firearms, so a restriction on speech that prevented people from making their firearms would be unusual.”