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Texan says he’s selling 3D-printed gun plans, despite ruling

Posted: 12:51 PM, Aug 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-28 13:58:53-04
PHOTO: 3D Printer, Photo Date: 6/13/2017
PHOTO: 3D Printer, Photo Date: 6/13/2017

 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns says he has begun selling the blueprints through his website to anyone who wants to make one, despite a federal court order barring him from posting the plans online.

Cody Wilson says he began selling the plans Tuesday morning and that he’ll sell them for any price. Wilson says he believes that selling them, instead of posting the plans for anyone to view or download for free, will not run afoul of the Seattle federal judge’s Monday order.

Nineteen states and the District of Columbia had sought an injunction to stop a settlement that the federal government reached with Wilson’s Austin-based Defense Distributed.

The states argued that posting the plans online for how to make the untraceable plastic guns would pose a security risk.

PHOTO: 3D Printer, Photo Date: 6/13/2017
PHOTO: 3D Printer, Photo Date: 6/13/2017