Federal Judge Hearing Arguments on 3-D Weapons

A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the State Department reached with the Texas company Defense Distributed that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3-D weapons on the Internet. The company is owned by a self-described “crypto-anarchist” who opposes restrictions on gun ownership.

Appeals Court Upholds Carrying Guns on TX Campuses

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Texas’ campus carry law, giving the state a victory in a long-running lawsuit by University of Texas at Austin professors. The teachers argued that a 2015 law allowing licensed gun-owners to carry concealed weapons into most public university buildings would have a “chilling effect” on free speech in their classrooms.

Parkland Students Finish Summer Political Tour

Survivors of the Feb. 14 Florida school massacre visited 80 cities and towns in two dozen states, working to register young new voters who might help defeat political leaders supported by the National Rifle Association. “It’s going to take a cultural shift” to change U.S. gun laws, says a student leader.