Statement from AG Jepsen on Granting of Temporary Restraining Order in 3-D Printed Firearms Case
Attorney General George Jepsen today issued the following statement on the order by a federal judge in Seattle granting a temporary restraining order to stop distribution of plans for 3-D printed firearms on the internet:
"The court today has wisely ordered the Administration to continue to bar any distribution of plans for 3-D printed firearms for now, and we are grateful for this common-sense action. To allow the federal government to reverse course, without legal justification and in violation of federal law, and to make these weapons easily available to those who might seek to harm Connecticut residents or to jeopardize our national security simply defies logic. We look forward to continuing to aggressively make the case that these types of plans should be permanently barred from public dissemination."
Attorney General Jepsen and a coalition of states filed a lawsuit in federal court yesterday seeking the temporary restraining order and challenging the State Department's reversal on this issue. Please click here for the announcement of the lawsuit and a copy of the states' complaint.
Jaclyn M. Severance