3D-Printed Firearms

A Trump Administration proposal to transfer control of firearm exports from the State Department to the Commerce Department would ease restrictions on the online distribution of plans for 3D-printed guns. But legislation is pending in Congress to prohibit the online distribution of instructions and blueprints for 3D-printed firearms. Meanwhile, a group of state attorneys general have sued the Trump administration to stop a Texas-based company from publishing blueprints for several 3D-printed guns.

VPC Fact sheet detailing incidents that illustrate the potential dangers of making 3D-printed guns widely available

Legislation introduced to prohibit online distribution of 3D-printed firearm instructions and blueprints

Lawsuit filed by state attorneys general to prevent the publishing online of 3D-printed gun instructions (State of Washington et al v. United States Department of State et al)