ITAR, for those who don't know, is the insane regulation that says that if your friend Julie from Perth, Western Australia visits and you show her some pointers you picked up on your last visit to Gunsite, you are in violation because you are exporting arms technology inside her foreign noggin. ITAR is so inane that these days the folded sheet of paper that comes with an AR15 accessory is likely to contain more verbiage warning you not to let a non-US citizen look at the instructions than it does actual, you know, instructions.
One would think that ITAR is so overreaching that it would be ripe for a crushing in court. I think a splendid way to do it would be by some patriotic moles in fed.gov arresting someone, perhaps the HMFIC of State, for giving a foreign dignitary a couple pointers on the Camp David skeet range. Of course, I also think it would be nice to have a flying pony and a rocket car.
You can't stop the signal, information wants to be free, and all that EFF jazz...
My gunsmith friend Shannon is fond of telling the tale of the BATFE seminar given towards the end of his schooling, where an agent gave a presentation on the rocks and shoals of their chosen career. As he passed out a handout showing the differences between AR and M16 bolt carriers and fire control parts, explaining to a roomful of trained machinists why they should avoid the latter, one wag in the back of the room raised his hand and asked "Yeah... are these drawings to scale?"
If you are not a scurrilous foreigner, the signal is currently unstoppable
EDITED TO ADD: Joe Huffman offers his musings on the ITAR issue and its back-door gun control implications here.
*Joe has pulled his on advice from his lawyer.
† Barron has done likewise.
‡ Linoge ditto. He points out it's still available via torrents.
FURTHER EDITED TO ADD: I see a few people criticizing Joe for his decision to pull the files off his server. Oddly, none of those people provided a link to their own server where they were currently hosting the files, which adds a bit of a modifier to the value of their criticism, no?