Courts in three states bar release of 3D-printable gun blueprints

Courts in three states bar release of 3D-printable gun blueprints

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WASHINGTON – Three courts on Tuesday barred the chief promoter of 3D-printable guns from posting his designs online, just hours before a midnight deadline that would have made such information widely accessible. Courts in New York, New Jersey and Washington State issued rulings barring Cody Wilson and his company, Defense Distribution, from uploading instructions for making 3D-printable guns at midnight Wednesday – as he had planned to do under a settlement reached in June with the Trump administration "Today Cody Wilson committed to not publish any new printable gun codes nationwide until a court hearing in September," New Jersey’s attorney general, Gurbir S. Grewal, announced, calling it a "big victory for public safety and law enforcement safety.” #BREAKING : We just secured an order blocking Trump admin from allowing the distribution of plans to print 3-D guns. As we argued in our suit, it is crazy to give criminals the tools to build untraceable, undetectable 3-D printed guns at the touch of a button. — NY AG Underwood (@NewYorkStateAG) July 31, 2018 Wilson downplayed the court agreement in an email to USA TODAY. "We agreed to maintain the status quo, keep up existing files, block (New Jersey) IP addresses, and not post new files. We gave up nothing," Wilson said. The legal tussle came after President Donald Trump weighed in on the issue – and less than 24 hours before the technology was poised to become widely available under a settlement his own administration reached this year with Defense […]

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