District Judge Blocks Trump White House from Allowing 3-D Printed Gun Files

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Posted: Aug 27, 2018 2:08 PM
District Judge Blocks Trump White House from Allowing 3-D Printed Gun Files

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood and several other state officials are celebrating after a district judge in Seattle issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump White House from allowing the distribution of 3D-printed guns.

In the ruling, the U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik stopped a Texas company from sharing blueprints for making untraceable 3D guns.

The "plaintiffs have a legitimate fear that adding undetectable and untraceable guns to the arsenal of weaponry already available will likely increase the threat of gun violence they and their people experience," Lasnik wrote.

Nineteen states and the District of Columbia joined together to seek the injunction, arguing the online blueprints would pose a safety threat.

It doesn't seem to be a hill to die on for President Trump, who has said recently that 3D printed guns make no sense.

Cody Wilson, founder of the Texas-based company Defense Distributed, said he is trying to defend American's Second Amendment rights.

"I think access to the firearm is a fundamental human dignity," he said. "It's a fundamental human right."