>> Complete total victory.>> A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the imminent release of blueprints for 3D printed guns just hours before they were said to hit the Internet. Saying the online publication of the designs could cause irreparable harm to US citizens.>> The idea here is to limit the harm and by placing this temporary restraining order in place.
That will make a dramatic difference for public safety.>> The Trump Administration had reached a deal with Defense Distributed to legally publish the untraceable gun blueprints at midnight. But several states sued to stop the publication. And Democratic Senators plan to introduce a bill to address the spread of what are being called undetectable ghost guns.
Reuters reporter, Tina Bello.>> Gun control groups are really concerned over these 3D blueprints becoming accessible to virtually every person with access to a 3D printer and the Internet. They say that it would allow criminals to print guns at home without these arms being traceable. Without any metal parts inserted in them so they could enter secured areas and avoid detection.
>> These downloadable firearms are available even to those who could not pass a background check. It's the ultimate gun loophole.>> Until recently, the government agreed with that argument, saying the blueprints posed a national security threat. But in June, the State Department suddenly reached a settlement with Defense Distributed after the Texas-based company sued.
Allowing it to distribute its gun designs. On Tuesday, Trump raised concerns about 3D guns in a tweet saying, I am looking into 3D guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to the NRA, doesn't seem to make much sense.>> Trump's tweet this morning is confusing a lot of people.
Because they don't really understand how Trump was not aware of what his own administration, his own State Department was doing.>> Before the judge's nationwide injunction on Tuesday. Defense Distributed had already begun publishing some gun blueprints on its website, including designs for semi-automatic weapons like the AR 15.