Nine states filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its decision to allow 3D printable guns back onto the internet.
The legal action seeks to block the distribution of plans for 3D printed weapons by self-described anarchist Cody Wilson and his company, Defense Distributed, and was joined on by the states of Washington, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Maryland, and New York plus the District of Columbia.
In 2013, Defense Distributed uploaded computer aided design (CAD) files that would allow someone with the proper equipment and knowledge, to create a 3D-printed gun.
“I have a question for the Trump Administration: Why are you allowing dangerous criminals easy access to weapons? These downloadable guns are unregistered and very difficult to detect, even with metal detectors, and will be available to anyone regardless of age, mental health or criminal history,” said Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
In a letter, 21 attorneys general expressed “serious concern about the Department of State’s settlement with Defense Distributed and the proposed rules to allow” Internet publication of the plans for untraceable, undetectable plastic 3D weapons.
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