Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- -Cody Wilson, the public voice and face of Defense Distributed, is in serious legal trouble.
Cody Wilson has a warrant for his arrest, signed by a judge in Texas. Wilson is said to be in Taiwan, and may stay there depending on the outcome. The warrant is based on credible evidence that Cody Wilson paid for sex with a 16-year-old woman. It is unknown if Wilson has been legally served. It seems unlikely.
Cody Wilson has been a thorn in the side of those who want a disarmed population for the last six years. His exploits with 3D printed guns and the organization he founded in Defense Distributed has been making history and winning where it counted. He has out-foxed and out fought his opponents over the last six years. He has made them look like fools.
I have met Cody a few times. He struck me as very smart. The last couple of times he was with a young woman who seemed to be in a serious, long-term relationship with him. I did not notice any wedding rings.
There are obvious questions about whether this encounter was encouraged by the many enemies Cody has made. If so, they did a much better job with this honey trap than the current Democrat mob has been able to do with Judge Kavanaugh. Here are some of what is alleged in the warrant as of this writing.
Cody Wilson Arrest Warrant Affidavit
Cody Wilson arranged to meet the young woman online. He used an alias (Internet records). They met a few days later (surveillance video). They went to a hotel (surveillance video), stayed for about 35 minutes, and left. Their are records on the young woman's phone. She identified Cody Wilson from a photograph. He is said to have paid her $500 cash for sex. That is against Texas law. Her age makes the sexual contact into a felony.
Cody Wilson is in serious trouble. His outspoken philosophy of anarchism makes it plausible he will seek to avoid arrest in the United States. Taiwan does not have an extradition treaty with the U.S.
Cody Wilson has been the public voice of Defense Distributed. Defense Distributed has not been a one man show. While Wilson may be discredited with the current charges and scandal, there is little reason to believe the multiple lawsuits filed by Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation against numerous powerful United States politicians will be dropped or stopped.
The lawsuits name Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) as the plaintiffs, not Cody Wilson, personally.
Plaintiffs Defense Distributed and Second Amendment Foundation, Inc., by and through undersigned counsel, complain of Defendants as follows:
Cody Wilson's legal troubles should have no effect on the status of Defense Distributed's lawsuits to protect First and Second Amendment rights. The operative word is “should“. In fact, Cody has a strong personality and has been a leading voice for First and Second Amendment rights. His absence is bound to be felt. In the next few months, we will see who steps up to the plate to speak for Defense Distributed.
Wilson's moral and criminal problems aside, this event should serve as a warning to all those involved in fighting for Constitutional rights. The more effective you are, the more you become a target. The more effective you are, the more careful you should be to avoid the slightest impression of illegality or impropriety.
In today's world, the word of a young woman, combined with the video evidence of opportunity, is plenty for a warrant to be issued.
We are well started into a world where the vast majority of our travels and interactions are recorded and stored. At present, it takes considerable effort to combine all the records into a seamless account of what an individual did. Software to make such an account easily, cheaply, and quickly available is evolving at an accelerating rate.
Our best hope is to make sure that politicians and government agents are included in the web of transparency we are weaving with the new technology.
Our defense of Constitutional rights is even more important with such powerful technology in the hands of the government and private actors or combinations of the two.
About Dean Weingarten:
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30-year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.