#N12BX: 3D-printed gun blueprints

#N12BX: 3D-printed gun blueprints

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Two seized plastic guns that could lethally fire real bullets taken from a man in Japan. Two seized plastic guns that could lethally fire real bullets taken from a man in Japan.
WASHINGTON -

President Donald Trump says he is consulting with the National Rifle Association over whether it makes sense for a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun.
  
Trump tweeted Tuesday he is "looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public," adding that he "already spoke to NRA."
  
The president expressed doubt, saying "doesn't seem to make much sense!" He did not offer further details.
  
Trump spoke after eight states filed a lawsuit against the administration, contending the hard-to-trace plastic weapons are a boon to terrorists and criminals and threaten public safety.

According to one website where 3D-printed blueprints will be available, 1,000 people have already registered to download an AR-15 style rifle.   


(Editors Note: The Associated Press helped contribute to this article.)  

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