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Gov. Malloy Statement on Federal Judge’s Preliminary Nationwide Injunction Against the Distribution of 3D Gun Plans

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement regarding today’s order by a federal judge for a preliminary nationwide injunction against the distribution of plans for 3D-printed firearms on the internet:

“The court’s decision to grant a temporary restraining order to prevent the public release of blueprints for making homemade undetectable and untraceable plastic guns is the right one. Quite frankly, the Trump administration’s complete about-face on this issue fits the very definition of irrationality. It is also an utter abdication of responsibility whereby it would make it easier for those who wish to inflict harm and skirt public safety laws to succeed. Thankfully, reason prevailed in the courts today and we hope it foretells of a more permanent reprieve from a very dangerous potential reality.”

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