The Trump administration broke a federal law when it reached a settlement allowing a gun-technology company to post online the digital blueprints for making weapons with a 3D printer, a judge ruled.
The State Department didnt give the public a proper explanation in 2018 when it reversed an Obama-era position to block publication by Defense Distributed of computer-aided design files for guns, U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle ruled on Tuesday.
States that sued over the administrations settlement with Austin-based Defense Distributed said that allowing people to print untraceable guns at home would put law enforcement officers at risk. The company argued that posting the information was a matter of free speech.
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