23: Gun Code Is Free Speech – Matt Larosiere

23: Gun Code Is Free Speech – Matt Larosiere

 
 
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Be unmovably reasonable

If a lawyer says it, it must be true! Today we speak with Matthew Larosiere, the Director of Legal Policy at the Firearms Policy Coalition. We discuss why 3D printed guns are protected free speech and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is unconstitutional against individuals. Matt explains how Heller and McDonald incorporated the 2nd Amendment against the states. We also dive into 3D printed guns and the legal and personal stratagies to defend the production of DIY weapons.

Resources

  • Matthew on Twitter
  • The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) homepage and Twitter
  • FPC and FPF secure preliminary injunction against Pennsylvania State Police ‘Partially Manufactured Receivers’ policy following Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s December 2019 “Legal Opinion”

8: BitcoinGun Lawyer Part II

8: BitcoinGun Lawyer Part II

 
 
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Legal strategies to prevent bad guys from seizing your bitcoin

In part II of the BitcoinGun Lawyer episode we start with a quick discussion on 3D gun printing and the 2nd Amendment. We then spend the remainder of time delving into the criminal, civil, and tax issues with bitcoin. We discuss the legal strategies and pitfalls as well as services to reduce your risks and improve your privacy.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • How 3D printed guns fit into existing laws
  • When does the 1st and 2nd Amendments protect and not protect software and sharing 3D gun files
  • How Satoshi Nakamoto protected himself from potential legal issues
  • How your bitcoin can be seized if you lose a lawsuit, starting with a Debtor’s Examination
  • Civil versus criminal contempt of court if you refuse to give up your bitcoin private keys
  • Strategies to protect your bitcoin using trusts, LLCs, and pre-nuptial agreements
  • Power of the government to seize your bitcoin
  • Pros and cons of acquiring bitcoin via buying it on exchange, versus from a friend versus earning it in your business
  • Reducing legal risks by using peer to peer, non-custodial bitcoin services
  • How to prove you’re Satoshi Nakamoto in court

RESOURCES

7: BitcoinGun Lawyer Part I

7: BitcoinGun Lawyer Part I

 
 
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Know the law so you don’t break it

This episode might keep you out of jail. We start out with pseudonymous Lawyer “Bitcoin_Lobby” explaining the three legal justifications for using deadly force. We then have an in-depth, detailed discussion of the various law deriving from the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Amendments that protect gun owners. BitcoinGun Lawyer also touches on how to defend yourself from civil lawsuits as well as landmark Supreme Court rulings protecting the 2nd Amendment.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The three doctrines that legally justify self-defense
  • If you use deadly force, what do you do and not do, to protect yourself from criminal prosecution and civil liability
  • How the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments can protect gun owners for using self-defense
  • Defending yourself against civil lawsuits, which can be more likely than a criminal prosecution
  • Deterrence effect of gun ownership
  • Natural rights vs State given rights, and the due process clause
  • Supreme Court rulings on the 2nd Amendment: D.C. vs Heller and McDonald vs Chicago
  • Challenging laws: the three Levels of Scrutiny

RESOURCES