Courts Reject Trump Administration's Effort To Allow Release Of 3D-Printed 'Ghost Gun' Files

Posted to Applied Web NY on Tue, 03/10/2020 - 12:00

NEW YORK - New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that a federal judge has granted a multistate request for a preliminary injunction that will block the Trump Administration from allowing 3D-printed gun files to be released on the internet. Attorney General James and a coalition of 20 additional attorneys general from around the nation filed a lawsuit to stop the Trump Administration from allowing the release of files in January. The files would allow anyone to go online to simply use easily, downloadable files with specifications for particular guns — including AR-15s — and then manufacture unregistered and untraceable 3D-printed firearms that can be extremely difficult to detect, even with a metal detector. Untraceable firearms are sometimes called “ghost guns” because they lack a serial number or other identifying features.

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