Sen. Mike Lee blocks bill that would ban publication of plans for 3D printed guns

(From Fox 13 Now)

On Tuesday it was Mike Lee who voiced the objection to Nelson’s request. He said while he had only just recently reviewed the legislation, he immediately saw language that gave him cause for concern.

“Mr. [Senate] President, reserving the right to object. I first saw this legislation literally moments ago, and therefore haven’t had adequate time to review it,” Lee began. “But I will say this: Any legislation that comes forth from this body that begins with the following words will attract my attention, and should attract the attention of anyone who is concerned about our First Amendment and other Constitutional rights. It begins with the words: ‘It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally publish…’ That ought to be concerning to us, to each and every one of us: Republicans and Democrats alike. On that basis, I object.”

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