“I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to NRA, doesn’t seem to make much sense!” the president wrote on Tuesday morning.
I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to NRA, doesn’t seem to make much sense!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2018
The tweet comes after several states filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration hoping to block the sale of the plastic, 3D-printed weapons after the government settled a case with a distributor of 3D-printed weapons. In response to the settlement, Defense Distributed, the company selling the downloadable weapons, said on its website that the “age of downloadable guns” would “formally” begin tomorrow.
In a statement, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who is leading the lawsuit along with Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Maryland, New York, and the District of Columbia, said the 3D-printed weapons could allow “dangerous criminals easy access to weapons.”
“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. “If the Trump Administration won’t keep us safe, we will.”