The Battle Continues Over 3D-Printed Guns

March 17, 2020

The battle over online blueprints of 3D-printed guns began in 2013 when Texas-based Defense Distributed posted blueprints of a 3D-printed pistol. Before the US State Department stepped in ruling that Defense Distributed was violating International Traffic in Arms regulations, more than 100,000 copies were downloaded. Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation retorted by suing the government for obstructing free speech.