3Dgun2A Texas man distributing blueprints for the world’s first 3-D printed gun is suing the federal government, Fox News reports.

Cody Wilson calls his invention “The Liberator” and posted the blueprints on the Internet through his non-profit group Defense Distributed and his website, the Wiki Weapons Project.

“The technology will break gun control,” said Wilson. “I stand for freedom.”

Over 100,000 people downloaded the blueprints in just the first two days.

The State Department was not as enthusiastic.

They claim Wilson is violating federal International Traffic in Arms Regulations, accusing him of exporting guns overseas without government permission.

They have ordered him to remove the plans from the Internet, and claim they now own the rights to his technology.

He’s being threatened with 20 years in prison and fines of $1 million per violation for posting blueprints of a gun.

So, Wilson is fighting back, preemptively suing the government.

His federal suit claims the State Department is violating his First Amendment-protected right to publish the blueprints of a gun.

It also accuses the State Department of violating his Second Amendment-protected right to keep and bear arms, and his Fifth Amendment-protected right to not be deprived of liberty without due process of law.

Built on a 3-D printer, “The Liberator” has 12 plastic parts and uses a single metal firing pin.

Wilson’s invention sparked the usual hysterics from gun grabbers.

“We’re facing a situation where anyone—a felon, a terrorist—can open a gun factory in their garage and the weapons they make will be undetectable. It’s stomach-churning,” wailed Sen. Chuck Schumer.

That’s not even remotely true. Security scanners and metal detectors can pick up the metal firing pin.

Additionally, “contrary to Schumer’s suggestion, a working gun does not pop out of the 3-D printer ready to fire, like a pop-tart from the toaster,” said Wilson’s attorney, Josh Blackman. “Using a 3-D printer to create the parts, and assemble them, is a time-intensive process that requires advanced knowledge of machining and gun smithing.”

While the State Department is persecuting those who post 3-D gun printing plans on the Internet, other federal and state government agencies are trying to force people with 3-D printers to register them with authorities.

Wilson hails the technology as a “renaissance of innovation” and warns “the government should tread carefully in restricting this technology to protect intellectual property.”