Court’s 3D Printer Ruling Does Not Halt DIY Ghost Guns

Nine states are suing the Trump administration to stop 3D-printed guns

Nine states are suing the Trump administration to stop 3D-printed guns

A federal judge temporarily blocked the release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns on Tuesday, only a day before they were supposed to be made public.

Attorney Josh Blackman, represents Defense Distributed, the Texas-based company releasing the 3D-printed plastic gun blueprints.

While a USA federal judge stopped a Texas based website called "Defense Distributed" from formally releasing the blueprints, it turns out some of the plans were posted online to the world anyway.

When it comes to 3D printed gun, Dukes says his concern is practicality and safety.

The deadline was from the 1st of August but he published the plans early last week.

Joining the suit were Democratic attorneys general in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia.

But while Wilson has somehow become the public face of homemade weapons technology, the phenomenon of "ghost guns" is bigger than his website alone. In response, Wilson has taken down his site and models, but he will be continuing the legal fight.

"Donald Trump will be totally responsible for every downloadable, plastic AR-15 that will be roaming the streets of our country if he does not act today", said Sen.

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Industry experts say they don't see criminals going through the trouble since the printers needed can cost thousands of dollars, they're not as efficient and traditional firearms are easier to come by.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who led the lawsuit, said those still sharing the blueprints online are breaking federal export laws. Defense Distributed complied with the order and pulled its files off its website.

Paul Penzone, sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, claimed in the pages of The Washington Post that "anyone with an Internet connection and a 3D printer-readily available in stores and online-will be able to make an untraceable handgun, rifle or assault weapon with just a few clicks".

One website,, posted eight sets of files and reported more than 100,000 hits and almost 1.5 terabytes of data downloaded by 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Forge Jax says they've never made 3D printed guns and they will stick to other 3D prototypes.

Lasnik explained the ruling by saying that there was a "possibility of irreparable harm because of the way these guns can be made", noting that they are not traceable. He said on Twitter he was looking into the idea of a company providing plans to the public for printing guns, and he said it "doesn't seem to make much sense!".

But Democrats called the law weak and said gun users can get around it by using weapons with a removable metal block that the gun doesn't need in order to function. Gidley said the administration supports the law and it "will continue to look at all options available to us to do what is necessary to protect Americans while also supporting the First and Second Amendments".

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