QUESTION: Okay. So these rules would not apply to private citizens, only to manufacturers – and only to highly sensitive technical details? Is that —
MR RATHKE: They apply to the technical data and detailed schematics for the production of defense articles.
QUESTION: So they don’t apply to private citizens.
MR RATHKE: Well, they apply to anything that relates to those areas of subject matter, whether discussed by —
QUESTION: Okay. Well, the concern that had been raised by the Second Amendment groups is somehow this is going to restrict or stop or ban discussions about gun – about firearms —
MR RATHKE: Well, I go back to the – also the point that general descriptions – that is general, not technical and detailed ones – general descriptions or public discussions and imagery of defense articles would – have never been subject to these regulations and wouldn’t —

Source: Department of State Comments on ITAR Rule Changes | Shall Not Be Questioned

Not buying. They get to define what is general descriptions and technical data and that can change with a memo on a Friday afternoon at 4:30PM and the Feds can be rather flexible about definitions.

Paper clips, shoe laces, rubber washers and crazy glue….



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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

2 thoughts on “Department of State Comments on ITAR Rule Changes | Shall Not Be Questioned”
  1. The First Amendment is clearly out of date. The Founding Fathers Certainly had no idea that such things as word processors or even typewriters would be created/ They wer obviously only referring to words written by a quill pen. Obviously

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