This is what happens if you go up against the state and you have a degree of notoriety—you get framed, or set-up for a fall and a lifetime of shame.
That’s what happened to Cody Wilson, the guy who invented the 3-D printed gun. He was arrested in Taiwan, accused of “sexual assaulting” a 16-year old girl in Texas.
From The New York Times:
Mr. Wilson, 30, is accused of taking a girl he met via the website SugarDaddyMeet.com to a hotel in Austin on Aug. 15, having sex with her and paying her $500 in cash.
The purpose of this “dating” website is plainly obvious, as its domain name demonstrates. Women looking to “hook up” with a “sugar daddy,” in other words women looking for an older man with money or simply engaging in prostitution, as appears to be what happened in the case of Cody Wilson.
Mr. Wilson could be blocked from owning a firearm for life if convicted, legal experts said. He faces a sentence of up to 20 years, Austin officials said on Wednesday.
Bingo. Blocked from using firearms and, of course, 3D printing them. Cody Wilson has been a thorn in the side of an establishment hard at work attempting to destroy the Second Amendment, so he had to be taken down.
I wouldn’t be surprised if this unnamed supposedly 16-year old girl is in fact an adult out to entrap Wilson. It certainly wouldn’t be the first time.
Then again, this may be exactly as the state of Texas describes it. Maybe Wilson is a pedo. I don’t claim to know one way or the other.
On the other hand, this wouldn’t be the first time a minor passed herself off as an adult, had consensual sex, and then turned around and accused the man of rape or “sexual assault,” which this is obviously not.
If Wilson gets himself a good attorney, he will argue that the girl committed fraud by passing herself off as an adult—if that is indeed the case—and at worst Wilson will be convicted of soliciting a prostitute. In the case of consenting adults, engaging a private business transaction mutually beneficial to the parties involved should not be a crime. The state should not be allowed to use it monopoly of violence to dictate who Cody Wilson or any other adult can have sex with, so long as the other party is an adult and the transaction is consensual.
I believe Cody Wilson was set-up, just like Scott Ritter, the former chief United Nations weapons inspector who came out against the engineered mass killing of Iraqis.
From the Times-Union back in 2014:
A vocal critic of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Ritter has resumed his trenchant writing on U.S. policy in the Middle East: He has authored at least three online articles for Huffington Post since October, including one warning that the creation of a U.S.-backed “Free Syrian Army” represents a “figment of American creative thinking.”
Ritter was entrapped in order to shut him up.
Police said that he had tried to lure a 16-year-old girl—actually a Colonie undercover officer posing online—to a Burger King in Menands. That case was later adjourned in contemplation of dismissal—essentially dropped—and the record was sealed. At the time, Ritter suggested that the case was a smear campaign designed to silence him.
His crime? Masturbating before a webcam “being viewed by an undercover officer who was posing as a 15-year-old girl.”
Millions of men watch these pornographic webcam performances—including those supposedly performed by teenagers—and yet few are arrested.
But then they aren’t Scott Ritter, a prominent critic of US foreign policy, or Cody Wilson who believes the Second Amendment means what it says.