States Sue Trump Administration To Block Release Of 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints

States Sue Trump Administration To Block Release Of 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints

Eight states filed suit Monday to block a pro-gun group from distributing files online for making firearms with 3D printers.

"As a result of the Department of State's settlement with Defense Distributed, terrorists, criminals, and individuals seeking to do harm would have unfettered access to print and manufacture risky firearms", the attorneys general wrote. A federal court ruled Sunday that residents of Pennsylvania will not be permitted to download plans to print these guns on 3D printers.

The Department of Justice is finalizing the settlement, and for that reason celebrities are begging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prevent it from taking effect.

The issue first surfaced in 2013 when the State Department went after Wilson, arguing that making the computer programming available globally via the internet put him afoul of US laws on gun exports.

Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania State Police have successfully blocked access to downloadable, 3D guns in the state, they announced Sunday evening.

As a result of the settlement, Defense Distributed said in a statement on its website that it plans to relaunch its online library of files starting August 1. Ferguson's lawsuit comes after the Trump administration unexpectedly settled a separate lawsuit, which paved the way for the proliferation of do-it-yourself handgun design plans on the Internet.

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"It is, simply, insane to give criminals the tools to build untraceable, undetectable 3D-printed guns at the touch of a button". Wilson posted the plans for his gun, called the Liberator, onto his website, where the plans were downloaded thousands of times.

Nine US states have just sued to stop the distribution of plans for 3D-printed weapons. "The federal government has abdicated its responsibility to keep our citizens safe but we will not be deterred from working to ensure Pennsylvania safety laws are followed and our residents are protected from these unsafe weapons getting in the wrong hands".

The seven other states joining the lawsuit include Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Maryland and NY. Ferguson went on to say that the decision was a violation of states' rights to regulate guns.

The settlement followed a long legal battle between self-described anarchist Cody Wilson, 30, Defense Distributor's founder, and the department.

The complaint is not yet available to the public but Ferguson's office says the Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed will be named in the lawsuit as "necessary parties".

Shapiro has been fighting to keep 3-D printed guns out of Pennsylvania.

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