3D-printed guns: 21 states ask government for an emergency ban

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A lawsuit filed Monday by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is challenging the Trump administration's decision to allow the release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns, saying the move would provide broad unregulated access to unsafe weapons.

"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 unsafe firearms", the attorneys general wrote. With those instructions, anyone with a 3D printer will be able to manufacture their own guns, without completing the background checks or meeting other requirements mandated by state laws.

A website that will allow anyone to download files to 3D print guns is facing a new legal battle, this time from local attorneys general, who want to stop the files from circulating across the US. The U.S. State Department quickly ordered Wilson to remove his plans, arguing that they violated global arms treaties because the plans were in effect distributing weapons across the world.

"Yet that's exactly what the Trump administration is allowing", said Attorney General Underwood.

Shapiro called the decision a victory for public safety and common sense to keep untraceable guns out of our streets and schools. He sued, and the group agreed to block IP addresses identified as being in Pennsylvania until a formal court hearing. "The company also agreed to not upload any new gun files to its sites - another important development". They argue that the United States government failed to get approval for the settlement from the Defense Department or Congress, and thus broke a federal rule.

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According to the lawsuit, anyone can become a member of Defense Distributed for a nominal fee. "They fund its direct, material expansion", according to the lawsuit.

The U.S. ordered Defense Distributed founder, Cody Wilson, to remove blueprints for 3D printing a gun in 2013. In 2015, the weapon designer, which was joined by a gun rights organization, sued after the US State Department forced the removal of the instruction manuals from the internet.

The Commonwealth's lawsuit alleges violations of the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act of 1995 and the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968, as well as Pennsylvania's Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.

In New Jersey, officials also had sought to block downloading of the plans for that state's residents by means of a cease-and-desist letter.

At issue is a June settlement between the U.S. government and Texas-based Defense Distributed company that will allow it to legally publish gun blueprints online.

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