July 14, 2018
Published by outwalking
Cody Wilson uploaded a digital file to the internet with the plans to build a 3D printable firearm. He had his advocates as well as critics, with firearms being a hotly contested issue. His was a believer in the right to own a gun and he wanted to give others whom were of like belief a venue to procure a weapon without all the government red tape.
He launched a site, Defcad.com, and uploaded the file to that site. He made a decision to go all in with his desire to make firearms accessible and he dropped out of law school to pursue his dream. As you can see Mr. Wilson is not totally devoid of the law and just a anarchist. Under the law, it is lawful to sell the internal parts of a gun although there are restrictions when it comes to the receiver or the gun frame. THIS IS GENERAL STATEMENT AND NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LAW. I am not a lawyer and I am not providing legal advise.
Within a week, Wilson received a letter from the US State Department demanding that he take down his gun blueprints or face prosecution. He complied but his attorney advised him that he maybe liable for fines due to him making the plans available to overseas users whom may have downloaded the file.
To prevent any further liability, Wilson decided to take the issue to court. About 2 months ago, the Department of Justice offered Wilson a settlement to end the lawsuit. By the way, the department of justice made their offer quietly and under the radar so to keep it from public scrutiny. Wilson’s attorneys focused their legal argument on a free speech claim. They proposed that by forbidding Wilson from posting his 3D file, the State Department was not only violating his right to bear arms but his right to freely share information.
The Department of Justice essentially surrendered to that argument. They agreed to amend the export control rules in regards to any firearm below .50 caliber with some exceptions. The bottom line, it allows Mr. Wilson to publish the data for the 3D firearms. He expects to relaunch his website, Defcad.com which will serve as a repository of firearm blueprints.
July 6, 2018
Published by outwalking
Before I begin, I must state that I found nothing to verify if Rep. Jim Jordan is culpable for the alleged failure to report the abuse of Ohio State athletes by Dr. Richard Strauss.
Rod Rosenstein was lambasted by Jim Jordan during the House Judiciary Committee hearing. Jordan was pressing Rosenstein on turning over political sensitive documents from the Mueller investigation, Rosenstein refused.
It was obvious that Rosenstein was upset by the exchange. Now a former Ohio State wrestler comes forth to reopen the accusations against Jordan. Allegedly Jordan who was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State from 1986 to 1994, was privy to the abusive crimes perpetrated on athletes by Strauss. Strauss was the team’s physician from the mid 1970s to the late 1990s.
Jordan has denies the accusations and he contends that he had no knowledge of the abuse to the students.
The timing of this is too coincidental to ignore, it is apparent that Rosenstein’s hand was involved in this. He is pulling out all the stops to sway the committee’s opinion as he must be aware that he is being exposed. Regarding the title of this post, although it is not evident that Jordan is guilty, there is compelling statements from 3 former wrestlers that point to his complicity. It is becoming evident that as more politicians get fingered, they have no compulsion to keep secrets if they believe selling others out might save their own skins. If one plays in the swamp, they will get dirty.
June 30, 2018
Published by outwalking
The DOJ’s Sessions said “This year we are charging 601 people, including 76 doctors, 23 pharmacists, 19 nurses, and other medical personnel with more than $2 billion in medical fraud. In this latest operation, with the help of our fabulous partners at HHS, we have charged another 162 people – including 32 doctors – with the illegal distribution of opioids. This is the most doctors, the most medical personnel, and the most fraud that the DOJ has ever taken on in any single law enforcement action”.
He added “We are sending a clear message to criminals across the country. We will find you. We will bring you to justice. And you will pay a very high price for what you have done”.
Sessions’ speech is all well and good but surely the public is awaiting concrete results. He has back peddled on his commitment to prosecute politicians and has gone so far as to taking a recusal from the Russia probe. It is hard to put faith in someone whom has failed to live up to his promises in the past, no matter how tough he his words sound.
Is this another case of political rhetoric or will this result in the prosecution of these medical fraudsters. Hopefully right will prevail and the DOJ can move to the prosecution of those whom have ‘sealed indictments’ pending.