Officials propose legal challenge to release of 3D printed gun files


(WTNH) — Connecticut Attorney General William Tong and state legislators announced a legal challenge to plans allowing the creation of unregistered, untraceable guns on Wednesday.

In an effort to stop the online release of 3D printed gun files, Att. General Tong and officials are challenging the federal government’s plans to release those files.

In 2018, Connecticut joined a multi-state lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s prior attempt to allow the release of the 3D-printing files. A federal judge struck down the administration’s plans.

Last Friday, the Trump Administration published new rules that would transfer regulation of 3D-printed guns from the State Department to the Department of Commerce. Tong says those new rules allow the files to be distributed without limit.

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