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Amazon got a website of a gun rights coalition on Wednesday after they posted the blueprints for 3D-printed weapons online.
CodeisFreeSpeech.com was removed by Amazon Web Services after receipt of a notification on the downloadable plans for “The Liberator” 3D-printed gun, according to the New York Daily News.
As of Thursday, the site was back up and running on different servers.
The plans for a number of weapons appeared on CodeisFreeSpeech.com despite a federal judge on Tuesday to stop the release of the blueprints to create untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns. U. S. District Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle put the plan on hold.
Defense Distributed, an Austin, Texas based non profit defense company, was behind the plans. In June, Defense Distributed reached a settlement with the federal government, which means that the one making the plans for guns available for download on Wednesday.
The gun-rights activists made of the website, regardless of the decision of the court, under reference to the First Amendment.
“The goal of this project is to enable people to share knowledge and enable them to exercise their fundamental individual rights,” the group said on the website.
The Firearms Policy Coalition, the Firearms Policy of the Foundation, the Calguns Foundation and California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees are involved in the project, according to the website
Advocates for gun control have argued that a 3D-printed weapons may also constitute security challenges as they pass through the airport X-ray machines.
The website is for about 12 hours before Amazon took it on, the Daily News reported.
Fox News’ James Rogers contributed to this report.
Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.