States sue Trump administration over 3-D printed gun accord; R.I. studying response

3-D PRINTERS SUCH AS this one making a watch component could potentially be used to make firearms. A number of state attorneys general have filed suit to keep a Texas nonprofit from releasing plans for making guns with a 3-D printer. / BLOOMBERGER NEWS PHOTO/MICHELE LIMINA
3-D PRINTERS SUCH AS this one making a watch component could potentially be used to make firearms. A number of state attorneys general have filed suit to keep a Texas nonprofit from releasing plans for making guns with a 3-D printer. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/MICHELE LIMINA
NEW YORK – A group of states sued the Trump administration to block its legal settlement allowing a small Texas nonprofit to publish instructions on the internet for making downloadable guns with 3-D printers. The government violated federal law by arbitrarily excluding the firearm designs from U.S. export controls that have barred Austin-based Defense Distributed…

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