The government blocked a Texan from distributing plans for 3D printed guns. The blueprints could go back online soon. - www.texastribune.org

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...A federal rule change could soon make it legal to put 3D printed gun blueprints - first introduced by a Texas man - back online after being blocked from the internet twice.

...The Trump administration has proposed transferring authority of some small arms and ammunition exports from the U.S. Department of State to the Commerce Department - a move that would effectively relax regulations that have previously prevented the 3D printed gun blueprints from being posted online.

...The main concerns about 3D printed guns are that because of the plastic composition wouldn't be picked up by metal detectors and since they're homemade officials can't trace who owns a 3D printed gun.

..."Allowing gun blueprints to be posted online will enable convicted felons, terrorists and domestic abusers to acquire untraceable guns and that puts all of us at risk," said Rob Wilcox, deputy director of policy and strategy for Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control advocacy group.

...While blueprints for Wilson's gun aren't on his website, Arnold said those blueprints and others are widely available online.

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