Just days before the blueprints for 3-D printable guns get released to the public, several U.S. states have jointly filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration in a bid to stop the release.
Washington State, Oregon, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the District of Columbia are all joining together to seek a restraining order and an injunction to halt the release of the 3-D printable gun files. They argue that these blueprints would allow criminals easy, unfettered access to firearms.
In June, the State Department reached a settlement with Defense Distributed, a nonprofit that develops digital firearm blueprints for 3-D printing. The settlement would allow Defense Distributed to legally release downloadable gun blueprints as of August 1. Read more…
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Author: Matt Binder
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