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MN Attorney General to sue to stop 3D gun blueprints

Lori Swanson

Calls it a 'threat to our public safety.'

Posted: Jul. 31, 2018 3:26 PM
Updated: Jul. 31, 2018 4:23 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Attorney General Lori Swanson says she’s suing to stop the online publication of blueprints for 3D-printed guns.

Minnesota joined 20 other states in sending a letter to the federal government on Monday, calling on it to reconsider the decision to allow the online dissemination of the blueprints, which allow individuals with 3D printers to produce guns capable of firing regular ammunition.

“Proliferation of untraceable, undetectable 3D-printed guns is a threat to our public safety,” says Swanson.

Eight other states and the District of Columbia have already filed a lawsuit to block publication of the blueprints.  Iowa Attorney General Tom Mill says he also plans to join that efforts.

“The public safety threat is real," says Miller.  "These guns are untraceable and undetectable, and it would allow criminals and others who are not allowed to carry guns to gain access to dangerous weapons. President Trump said today that making this technology available online doesn’t seem to make much sense, and he’s right.”

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