Judge Rules In Multi-State Lawsuit Seeking To Halt Publication of 3-D Printed Gun Blueprints

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Posted: Jul 31, 2018 9:00 PM
Judge Rules In Multi-State Lawsuit Seeking To Halt Publication of 3-D Printed Gun Blueprints

Federal Judge Robert Lasnik on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order against Cody Wilson and his company, Defense Distributed, which would bar the federal government from allowing Wilson's company to distribute 3-D printed gun blueprints. The decision comes after eight states and the District of Columbia, led by Washington State, sued to prevent Wilson's Aug. 1 publishing schedule.

"The judge's rule is clear," Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said at a news conference. "We go back to the status quo, before the federal government made the disastrous decision to undo these protections for public safety."

This ruling blocked a previous settlement and the Department of Justice made back in June. 

Gun control advocates are applauding the decision. Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, tweeted, urging her followers to call their Congressmen:

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-New Jersey) has already planned to introduce legislation that would completely ban 3-D printed guns all together.