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Judge issues temporary restraining order on 3D-gun blueprints

Judge issues temporary restraining order on 3D-gun blueprints

On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik granted the order, which at least temporarily prevents the re-posting of the plans.

Eight states and the District of Columbia, which houses the capital Washington, had filed a lawsuit against the federal government, calling its settlement with Texas-based Defence Distributed "arbitrary and capricious".

As uproar was building Tuesday over Wilson's efforts, the president tweeted that making plastic 3D-printed guns publicly available "doesn't seem to make much sense".

"Codes that at a click of a button would have enabled anyone, including terrorists, including criminals, including domestic abusers, including juveniles to print guns using a 3D printer", he said.

It happened after Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration.

Josh Blackman, a lawyer for the company Defense Distributed, said during Tuesday's hearing that blueprints had already been uploaded to the firm's website on Friday.

Gun access advocacy group Defense Distributed was due to put downloadable gun blueprints online on Wednesday.

"Even as a strong supporter of the Second Amendment - this is not right", Alaska Sen.

A four-year legal battle followed between digital weapons publisher Defense Distributed, pro-gun activists the Second Amendment Foundation and the federal government, which concluded with a surprise decision that USA citizens can "access. use and reproduce" the plans.

They are the cutting edge weapons which would make a mockery of gun control laws and firearms restrictions. A United States judge ruled that a website had to temporarily suspend posting the blueprint for undetectable firearms.

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. The petition for the temporary restraining order was filed in federal court in Seattle.

Some background: In 2013, Cody Wilson, the founder of Defense Distributed, uploaded on his website the design files he used to create the first fully 3-D-printed gun. Another hearing is scheduled for August 10.

Eight Attorney's General across the nation questioned the practice of releasing plans for building a plastic gun on 3D printers. Federal law passed in 1988, crafted with the NRA's support, makes it unlawful to manufacture, import, sell, ship, deliver, possess, transfer, or receive an undetectable firearm.

The states, in their filing on Monday, argued the online plans will give criminals easy access to weapons by circumventing traditional sales and regulations.

Some gun rights groups point out laws allow people to make their own guns now and say this isn't all that different. "Right now, we need an injunction, and we need it today".


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