State-level gun grabbers across eight states are going full throttle to stop the release of 3-D printable gun designs to the American people. The tricky part, however, is that judges may not be able to lawfully block release of the files. Rather, they may only prevent state residents from downloading the gun design files. At least that’s the plan. The lawsuits are the result of the Trump administration’s decision to allow a Texas company to publish the blueprints. From the left’s perspective, printable guns are a direct threat to the drive toward full gun control. And they’re absolutely right.
Here’s more from Hot Air…
Over the weekend I looked at the imminent release of a collection of 3-D printable gun designs and the frantic efforts of gun control advocates to prevent it from happening. The deadline for action was originally supposed to be midnight tonight, but apparently, the files became available last night. In either case, the wheels of justice would need to be moving far, far faster than is their normal routine if anything was to happen. Surprisingly, opponents of the release were able to push some judges to begin issuing orders in record time, but only at the state level.
The first example comes to us from Pennsylvania, where a judge might not be able to block the release, but will at least attempt to stop residents from downloading the files.
Pennsylvanians will not be able to download plans to make 3D-printable guns.
The decision comes after a rare Sunday night emergency hearing in Federal Court. Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Governor Tom Wolf, and Pennsylvania State Police sued to block the company that distributes those plans.