Wednesday, June 10, 2015

No free speech about guns?

The State Department has taken it upon itself to regulate firearms being trafficked out of the country. Known as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), these rules control the import and export of defense-related articles and services.

Stopping someone from sending weapons to an African warlord is one thing, but now the State Department believes it has the power to regulate and outlaw firearm knowledge on the Internet. They want to make you a criminal for sharing firearm knowledge online, even if it means violating your free-speech rights!

It’s important to understand where this all came from. In the 1990s, computer scientists came up with what was, at the time, unbreakable computer security software. They combined series of numbers, letters, and symbols and what they got was an unbreakable code. Instead of allowing this software to be shared with the world, the State Department classified it as “munitions” and outlawed it from being disseminated.

The State Department is taking this same principle and trying to expand it to regulate even more protected free speech! According to the latest update to the Federal Register, the State Department is aiming to “address the electronic transmission and storage of unclassified ‘technical data’ via foreign communications infrastructure.” In layman’s terms: if you talk about firearms online, and foreigners could possibly learn from it, it would be outlawed.

If an American posts a video online detailing how to clean a gun, he or she would be breaking the law. If a blogger posts an article about the pros and cons of a specific firearm, they’d be breaking the law as well.

This is free speech. If you or any other American wants to talk about firearms on the Internet, that is your God-given right. But as far as the Obama administration is concerned, this is no different than sending gun parts overseas to the Taliban!

This is a cut-and-dry case of the Obama administration going too far. The penalty for breaking these new regulations is up to a million dollars and 20-years in prison!



Anonymous said...

The root of this is that we have allowed the US central government to redefine "export" to be having information available to a foreign entity either by physically looking at it or accessible through electronic means. It will be interesting to see if the liberal hypocritical (sorry for the redundancy) filmmakers realize the extent of this since they use the newest firearms and technology in films and that is against this law.


Bird of Paradise said...

Obama and his entire cabenet needs run clean out of america sarti with that scumball Obama then that miserble traitor John Kerry

Anonymous said...

There is no greater threat to the American Citizen's liberty than the Federal Government of the United States. Not ISIS, not China, Not Russia, and not Iran is a more immediate and direct threat to their life, their liberty, and their property and rights than their very own government.

Alpha Skua said...

American Traitors Benidict Arnold,Jane Fonda,Bill Clinton,Al Gore,John Kerry and Barack Obama

Flu-Bird said...

Obama and his entire cabenet needs to go