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Cody Wilson is the inventor of "The Liberator," a 3D-printed gun made of plastic—but the blueprints have not been released for wide use because the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled it a national security concern. Free speech advocates say the government should not be suppressing any information, even if it's a blueprint to make a gun. Opponents of 3D-printed guns say the weapons are too dangerous to be publicly available. What do you think?

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The government wants to limit access to the blueprints for 3D-printed guns because it makes it too easy to create an untraceable weapon. 

As for the letter to Defense Distributed, the State Department spokesperson confirmed that it was intended to counter the publication of 3-D printed gun blueprints. The spokesperson was unpersuaded by Defense Distributed’s free speech argument. “For us, it’s not about free speech. This is about securing defense technology,” he said. “If two US citizens want to email each other CAD files, that’s not our concern. But they need to follow the International Trade in Arms Regulations. ITAR compliance is ITAR compliance.”
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Proponents say the fear over 3D-printed guns does not make sense. It's incredibly easy for the average American to buy a gun. If someone really wants to get their hands on a gun, a ban on 3D-gun blueprints won't stop them. 

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