UPDATED 1:42 PM PT — Tues. August 28, 2018
The man attempting to circulate 3D-printed gun blueprints online said if he can’t give away the files for free, he’ll sell them instead.
During a press conference Tuesday, Cody Wilson — the managing director at Texas-based Defense Distributed — said he has already received about 400 orders for people willing to pay any price for the digital plans.
Wilson said buyers have paid anywhere from one-to-$15 for the plastic gun schematics, which have been placed on USB drives.
The move comes a day after a federal judge in Seattle extended his order to ban the release of the files online.
Wilson said he is still complying with the judge’s order by selling them in the U.S., while also exercising his freedom of speech.
“Everyone is going to continue to get these files, I’m going to continue to sell them and, frankly, it will be a stupendous success because of all the attention and the many tens of thousands of sign ups that have already secured on my website,” stated Wilson. “The only thing that’s being stopped and injured, as these lawsuits proceed, is your right to speak, your right to put things on the internet.”
He said the funds raised from the sales will go toward his legal defense in case states try to file lawsuits against him for his actions.
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