States Sue To Block 3D-Printed Weapons

3d printed gun

A 3D-printed gun. (Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

BOSTON (24/7 NewsSource) -- Massachusetts is one of eight states suing to keep blueprints for 3D-printed guns off the internet.

The federal government last week reached a settlement that would allow a Texas company and presumably others to put plans for the weapons up for download. Some can be printed from the same material Lego blocks are made of.

Another company has plans for AR-15 rifle parts that can be milled from a block of aluminum. Attorneys general in Washington, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia filed the suit against the government Monday, asking to block public access.

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