3-D GUNS: Federal Judge Blocks Posting of Blueprints

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A federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday evening granted a temporary injunction blocking the posting of instructions to make plastic guns using 3-D printers.

 

The plastic guns, which are hard to detect, were banned by the Obama administration, but last month the State Department changed that rule, seemingly clearing the way for Texas-based Cody Wilson to start what his website calls "the age of the downloadable gun."

With officials around the country worried about public safety, the judge made the move to halt the plans. It followed a joint lawsuit filed by attorneys general in eight states and the District of the Columbia designed to push the Trump administration into halting Wilson's non-profit, Defense Distributed, from posting the plans online. (The New York Times)

 
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