Connecticut Challenges Trump Administration’s Plan To Release 3D Gun Blueprints

Kristie Keleshian
January 22, 2020 - 5:27 pm
3D Gun - Ghost Gun

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WCBS 880) — Connecticut is mounting a legal challenge to new federal plans that would allow the release of 3D printed gun blueprints online.

The so-called “ghost guns” are created using a 3D printer, are virtually untraceable and considered to be disruptive technology.

“This would be a national priority, especially when it comes to the internet which knows no border, but in their default, we're standing up,” said Gov. Ned Lamont.

He, alongside state Attorney General William Tong, announced the legal challenge against the Trump administration to stop the release of 3D printed gun files. The administration wants to make them publicly accessible.

“As soon as the rule is finalized by the Trump administration, Connecticut will be in court with 20 states, led by a Washington state, joining together to fight the proliferation of these 3D printed gun plans,” Lamont said.

The administration attempted to do the same thing in 2018, but it was shot down in court. It plans to try again with new rules this week.