A court in the US city of Seattle has banned a weapon activist on Tuesday to publish blueprints to make a firearm with a 3D printer on the internet. That's what Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson reported.
Washington State, along with eight other states and the Washington DC metropolitan district, filed a lawsuit against the federal government after it had reached a settlement with the weapon activist Cody Wilson and his organization Defense Distributed. As a result, the latter was free to publish blueprints for 3D printing of a firearm.
Wilson had announced that he would put the plans on the Internet Wednesday, but Tuesday was the design and instructions for making the model. " Liberator "already appeared online. More than 5,000 people have downloaded the data.
Opponents fear especially that the 3D-printe weapons, which can not be detected by a metal detector, end up in the hands of criminals.