In a separate letter, Attorney General Grewal informed DreamHost, the web-hosting provider, that Defense Distributed's website will be violating the provider's Acceptable Use Policy. The Obama State Department stepped in, arguing a violation of federal export laws because downloads happened outside the U.S.
Then, just recently, the federal government settled with Wilson, allowing his plans to move forward.
White House spokesman Hogan Gidley later told reporters it's illegal "to own or make a wholly plastic gun of any kind, including those made on a 3-D printer".
Throughout the day several Democratic lawmakers criticized President Trump and the administration for capitulating to Wilson, despite previous legal victories.
"If I allow you to download an AR-15, the full plans for an AR-15, I don't believe that I provide you with anything other than the general knowledge of what an AR-15 is", Wilson said.
"These downloadable guns are unregistered and very hard to detect, even with metal detectors, and will be available to anyone regardless of age, mental health, or criminal history", said Bob Ferguson, the state's attorney general, in his statement about the lawsuit, which is being jointly filed by eight other states.
Federal Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle said the blueprints' publication could cause irreparable harm to United States citizens.
One problem with Blumenthal's claim is that 3D printed guns have been around for years, they are not a novel concept.
US District Judge Robert Lasnik issued the order on Tuesday afternoon.
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Trump said on Twitter that he had talked with the powerful National Rifle Association lobbying group about the weapons.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is leading the case against the Trump administration.
"I don't care what President Trump says".
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States are free to enact gun control measures, but "what they can't do is censor the speech of another citizen in another state, and they can't regulate the commerce of another citizen in another state when that commerce is authorized by a federal government license", Blackman said in an interview Monday.
"This is not a question of gun rights".
"If there were a terrorist and criminal rights organization, they'd be cheering today", said Jenny Durkan, mayor of Seattle.
Opponents say they are terrified of the possibilities if someone can produce a working firearm simply by clicking File/Print.
Critics say it open up a Pandora's box of what they call ghost guns. But rather than give you our opinion on the matter, we made a decision to include everyone else's thoughts on the subject of 3D printed guns. So the guns would be detectable.
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said allowing the distribution of designs to create guns with 3D printers would be an irresponsible action that couldn't be reversed.