A judge has stopped the plan to post 3D-printed gun blueprints online

A judge today granted a request for a restraining order temporarily blocking a controversial plan to post 3D-printed gun blueprints online.

The restraining order was one more turn in a years-long legal skirmish over Defense Distributed, a Texas organization run by a man named Cody Wilson that is looking to make homemade firearms available to the masses through 3D printing. Wilson said he had planned to post the blueprints on August 1, after reaching a settlement with the Trump administration last month that allowed the plan to go forward, but files were released — and downloaded — before that date.

“This site, after legally committing its files to the public domain through a license from the U.S. Department of State, has been shuttered…

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