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Newly legal 3D-printed gun blueprints targeted by state lawsuits

By | 3d printing, defcad, defense distributed, firearms, Gadgets, Government, gun control, guns, Lawsuit, Opinion

Hot on the heels of the effective legalization of 3D models used to print firearm components, 21 states have filed a joint lawsuit against the federal government, alleging not only that decision is dangerous but also that it’s also illegal for a number of reasons. But the lawsuit may backfire via the so-called Streisand Effect, further entrenching the controversial technology.

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Court victory legalizes 3D-printable gun blueprints

By | 3d printing, defense distributed, Gadgets, Government, guns, Lawsuit, Security

A multi-year legal battle over the ability to distribute computer models of gun parts and replicate them in 3D printers has ended in defeat for government authorities who sought to prevent the practice. Cody Wilson, the gunmaker and free speech advocate behind the lawsuit, now intends to expand his operations, providing printable gun blueprints to all who desire them.

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