- Associated Press - Sunday, August 5, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island state senator says she’ll try to get the state to ban 3D-printed plastic guns in the next legislative session.

Sen. Cynthia Coyne says she’ll pre-file legislation. The General Assembly reconvenes in January.

A federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order Wednesday to stop the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D guns.

The company behind the plans, Austin, Texas-based Defense Distributed, reached a settlement with the federal government in June, allowing it to make the plans for the guns available for download. The restraining order puts that plan on hold for now.

Coyne, a Democrat, says she fears that criminals seeking guns will soon be able to bypass background checks, age restrictions and gun licensing rules by printing a gun.



She says it’s a terrifying precedent.

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