Free Speech Advocates Seek Restraining Order against NJ AG Grewal

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal

TRENTON, New Jersey-(Ammoland.com)- Today, attorneys for six advocacy organizations and one individual, Firearms Policy Coalition founder Brandon Combs, filed a new lawsuit and a motion seeking a restraining order and preliminary injunction against New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. The case was filed just days after Grewal’s Office of the Attorney General sent a threat of prosecution to Cloudflare, a major Internet services company headquartered in San Francisco, about www.CodeIsFreeSpeech.com. A copy of key court filings can be viewed or downloaded at www.codeisfreespeechlawsuit.com.

According to the complaint, on Saturday, February 3 the CodeIsFreeSpeech.com website’s act of republishing some of Defense Distributed’s digital firearms information “was met with yet another of Grewal’s Orwellian take-down orders,” demanding that Cloudflare “delete all files described within 24 hours or [Grewal’s Office] will be forced to press charges.”

“By issuing a takedown demand against” the entire website, “Grewal sought to compel the complete and total suppression of the political speech at CodeIsFreeSpeech.com, the links to other advocacy websites and their educational and political resources, links to political tee shirts, and even the very text of the United States Constitution itself,” the plaintiffs said in the filing. Attorneys for the plaintiffs also filed a motion seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Grewal. The Attorney General’s threats of prosecution and other civil enforcement actions under New Jersey laws, the plaintiffs say, violate their constitutional rights.

Last November, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a new speech crime into law, in Senate Bill 2465. Among other things, it created a new “third degree crime” for “a person to distribute by any means, including the Internet, to a person in New Jersey” certain kinds of speech, including “digital instructions in the form of computer-aided design files or other code or instructions stored and displayed in electronic format as a digital model that may be used to program a three-dimensional printer…”

CodeIsFreeSpeech.com “is a publicly available website for the publication and republication of truthful, non-misleading, non-commercial political speech and information that is protected under the United States Constitution,” the complaint says. “Its purpose is to allow people to share knowledge and empower them to exercise their fundamental, individual rights. It was created and developed during the week of July 22, 2018—long before the State enacted Senate Bill 2465.”

The plaintiffs are represented by attorneys Chad Flores, Daniel Hammond, and Hannah Roblyer of Texas-based Beck Redden LLP and Daniel L. Schmutter of New Jersey law firm Hartman & Winnicki.

The CodeIsFreeSpeech.com website can be additionally accessed through URLs GurbirGrewalisaTyrant.com and PhilMurphyisaTyrant.com.


Firearms Policy Coalition

Firearms Policy Coalition (www.firearmspolicy.org) is a 501(c)4 grassroots nonprofit organization. FPC’s mission is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially the fundamental, individual Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Firearms Policy Foundation (www.firearmsfoundation.org) is a 501(c)3 grassroots nonprofit organization. FPF’s mission is to defend the Constitution of the United States and the People’s rights, privileges and immunities deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition, especially the inalienable, fundamental, and individual right to keep and bear arms.

The Calguns Foundation (www.calgunsfoundation.org) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves its members, supporters, and the public through educational, cultural, and judicial efforts to advance Second Amendment and related civil rights.

California Association of Federal Firearm Licensees (www.calffl.org) is California’s advocacy group for Second Amendment and related economic rights. CAL-FFL members include firearm dealers, training professionals, shooting ranges, collectors, gun owners, and others who participate in the firearms ecosystem.

Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

Defense Distributed (defdist.org) is a non-profit, private defense firm principally engaged in the research, design, development, and manufacture of products and services for the benefit of the American rifleman. Since 2012, DD has been headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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    Crystal Anne Mourad
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    It sounds like someone is having a royaltizzy-fit because they couldn’t have theeir way! For heaven’s sake grow up.

    ChiptheBarber
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    ChiptheBarber

    It’s time. They are intentionally killing our country. They have a plan and it doesn’t have anything to do with the constitution, freedom, democracy, or representation. Donald Trump can’t do this–save this country by himself. And that’s about what’s going in in DC. He is a man, alone. He is surrounded (even most of HIS appointees) by so called allies who smile to his face and knife him in the back. This NJ AG was elected by people trying to show how unbiased they are. It’s time…or perhaps we have already waited too late.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @ChiptheBarber, You are correct about a president not being able to save the country by himself. The POTUS can drain the bureaucratic, judicial, and the lobbyist swamp, but only we the people can drain the legislative swamp.

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    This guy should just jump on his flying carpet and head across the ocean as it runs out of fuel or whatever powers it. He is not one of us but tries to tell us what to do, there is a lot of that lately thanks to multitudes of immigrants that think we need them to tell us what to do. Maybe he will be the king of NJ one of these days.

    Crazy 1
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    Crazy 1

    Please send him my best wishes and tell him that I said FUCK you, you towel head motherfucker! Oh my bad that is what Rashida Klaib said about Donald Trump. MY BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    David Powell
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    David Powell

    How does a State Attorney General tell a company that is operating in a different state not to do something?

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    Fie criminal charges of perjury…. this dirtbag had to have sworn an oath, as he was inducted into his office of AtG of NJ… that oath claimed he WOULD uphold and defend the Constitutoin of the US and of NJ. Not sure about NJ’s document, but there is NO QUESTION he’s violated his oath in regards the US COnstitution. That means he’s committed perjury by swearing a solemn oath and then wilfully failing to uphold the terms of that oath.
    Felons, once indicted, cant possess weapons (including his lethal sikh knife), and convicted felons cannot hold public office.

    roger
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    roger

    you are wasting your time on that piece of shit muzzy as that SOB doesn’t believe in the constitution .only his koran and his sharia law .how the hell the American citizens of NJ were stupid enough to elect this bastard is beyond me.

    willy d
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    willy d

    Dumbfounded; I have said this before and I’ll keep saying it ( If they do away with the 2nd amendment the first will be gone soon after ) The nut case governor is doing his best to do away with the 2nd amendment, and now the AG is already working on the 1st, I told you this would happen, and NJ is the test!!!!!!!!!!!! WAKE UP PEOPLE, they are trying real hard to DISTROY THIS COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    rich z
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    rich z

    People VOTE these people into office. I guess they DON’T look into their backgrounds,OR do they VOTE?

    Mott
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    Mott

    An idiot that thinks you can stop the internet out of your homes. NEWS FLASH, You can’t you do not like something on the internet….Don’t go to the site……. STUPID STUPID STUPID!

    John Galt
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    John Galt

    Torches, pitchforks and auto rifles!

    If calgun is part of the team you can expect them to march up to the capital doors, bend over and pull their pants down. They can NEVER cave fast enough.

    Dumbfounded
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    Dumbfounded

    NJ has destroyed the 2nd and now they are going after the 1st. It is a totalitarian state and must be dismantled for the top down.

    Hoplite
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    Hoplite

    It is so sad to see what NJ and he North East in general has become. An Orwellian-Lenin sub-nation. A sub-nation with the no thought or idea of Democracy. Destroying the Constitution one a page at a time.

    Ron
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    Ron

    I agree Hoplite. Left Jersey 31 yrs ago.

    AK47 WALE
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    AK47 WALE

    These Sikhs are all about AK47’s

    Straight outta Khalistan.

    Mark R
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    Mark R

    Wow. Not sure what to make of this without translation. Was this irony, humor or dead-pan serious for you to post this?
    While living in London, I studied alternative medicine with a Sikh physician who later became one of the doctors to the Royal family. Sikhs are/were the caste in India of fierce warriors, hence they must carry their knives all the time.
    Through my association with him I ended up bar-tending at his son’s wedding. What I DO know is Sikhs can drink anyone under the table.

    m.
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    m.

    summation: ok to file anything unconstitutional on the taxpayer dime & time, as long as you are part of goober-ment – no punishment, no recall, no removal. equal opportunity for baptist, catholic, hindu, jew, muslim, pagan, wiccan “loy-yuhs”.

    Get Out
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    Get Out

    Maybe he needs to be reminded his guide is still the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, particularly the First Amendment.

    m.
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    m.

    i knew & don’t give a s**t, just another a**hole – so FU

    moe mensale
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    moe mensale

    “so FU?” Really? From your past postings it’s clear you need to get your meds changed. Please go visit your doc asap. Clown mouths like you give gun owners a bad name. And stay away from dangerous objects. Like butter knives.

    moe mensale
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    moe mensale

    NJ AG Gurbir Grewal is a Sikh-American. He follows Hinduism.

    Just in case you thought he was an Arab imam or something.

    RAS
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    RAS

    he is an enemy of lawful gunowners

    John
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    John

    Sikhs aren’t exactly Hindu. They are a composite of Hindu and Muslim. Just another example of someone that will not assimilate into American precepts, beliefs, and the Constitution. Far too many immigrants that refuse to abandon non American values.

    m.
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    m.

    to be expected in the islamic state of nj