Newly-legal 3D printed gun blueprints are a looming catastrophe

31 July, 2018, 16:28 | Author: Lucy Floyd
  • Newly-legal 3D printed gun blueprints are a looming catastrophe

Ferguson said in a statement. Gun rights advocates say fears about 3-D printed guns are largely overblown, based on current technology. 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.

Democratic Party attorney generals of Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia have joined the petition, to be filed in federal court. The agreement allowed the company to publicly distribute schematics for handguns and rifles including the AR-15, which it says it plans to begin doing on August 1.

On Sunday, Attorney General Shapiro, Governor Wolf, and the State Police sued in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to block the company from distributing its 3D gun designs in Pennsylvania. Once these untraceable guns are on our streets and in our schools, we can never get them back.

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Wilson, who catapulted to controversy in 2013 when he first released online plans for his 3-D printed single-shot.380 Liberator pistol that quickly garnered over 100,000 downloads, has been mired in legal combat with the State Department ever since as the feds argued the availability of the plans, which recognized no borders, was a violation of International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

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Its files include 3-D printable blueprints for a plastic AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle, a version of a weapon that has been used in many USA mass shootings, as well as other firearms. That in theory could have been the end of it, and the federal government moved to dismiss the lawsuit in April.

Last week, a federal judge in Texas denied, on procedural grounds, an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order against the company filed by three groups: Everytown for Gun Safety, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

Defense Distributed began sharing some of the files Friday. If you want your Second Amendment online.

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