Twenty US States have taken legal action against White House to block the country’s latest attempt to authorize plans to make 3D printing of weapons on the internet.
The move is believed to increase the use of ‘ghost guns’ (non-serial number firearms) that can spread terror.
Led by Washington and controlled primarily by the Democratic Party, the state along with the state of Columbia, filed the suit in the Federal Court in Seattle, after the government published the agency’s final rule on the day that the important file was released.
Other plaintiffs who also filed suit are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia.
Based on information from the state, the new regulations transfer supervised 3D printing of weapons to the Commerce Department from the State Department, causing regulatory weaknesses in regulatory aspects that make them easy to find.
Through the plan, it can be used to create a ghost gun that is not only difficult to detect despite the use of metal detectors, but also difficult to track due to the absence of serial numbers.
‘Ghost gun’ harms each one of us; we file a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from expanding access to weapons abuse in our schools, offices and places of worship,” the New York Attorney General said in a statement.
The State Department, the Commerce Department and the Justice Department did not respond when asked to comment on the matter.
The lawsuit follows the decision of US Judge Robert Lasnik on November 12 that protests the government’s attempt to allow a non-profit body in Texas, the Defense distribution to publish the draft, as part of a preliminary settlement.
Lasnik, who lives in Seattle, quoted the State Department’s earlier view that the truth of the plan could threaten national security and national security by allowing terrorists and other criminals to possess firearms.
Supporters of arms rights, however, described fears of the plan being overstated. A lawsuit on the matter involving the defense was filed in July 2018.
Trump, who is also a Republican Party leader, made a headway on Twitter following his announcement that he is looking into the public sale of 3D printing of weapons and has spoken to the National Armed Forces.
He also stated that the weapon ‘seemed ridiculous’.