Eight US states have just sued to stop the distribution of plans for 3D-printed weapons. But it may already be too late.
A multistate lawsuit, filed Monday afternoon, seeks to block a federal government settlement that would give the public access to downloadable plans for 3D-printed weapons.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, in announcing the lawsuit, said that Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia had signed on.
"These downloadable guns are unregistered and very difficult to detect, even with metal detectors, and will be available to anyone regardless of age, mental health or criminal history," Ferguson said in a statement.