Federal judge maintains ban on posting files for 3D-printed guns

August 27, 2018

FILE – In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Cody Wilson, with Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator at his shop in Austin, Texas.

By Staff

The federal judge who late last month temporarily blocked a Texas group from posting more files for 3D-printed guns on its website decided Monday that the ban would remain in place until the court case is resolved, meaning Defense Distributed still cannot publish any “blueprints” for making guns with a 3D printer.

U.S. District Court Judge Robert S. Lasnik in Seattle granted a preliminary injunction in a case brought by the Washington State attorney general — along with attorneys general of 19 other states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey — against Defense Distributed and the State Department.

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