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NC attorney general joins lawsuit to stop 3D printed guns

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced Wednesday he is joining the lawsuit to top the Trump administration from allowing the public release of 3D firearm blueprints.

“Putting firearm blueprints up on the web for anyone to download and use is a threat to public safety,” said Stein. “People with criminal intentions can use these undetectable, untraceable guns to harm others while also being able to sidestep North Carolina and federal firearm laws. I will fight to keep these plans from becoming publicly available online.”

The 3D blueprints allow  individuals, regardless of age, criminal history, and mental health to create plastic guns using a 3D printer, Stein's office said in a release. 

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