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22 attorneys general call for stop to online spread of 3D-printed gun plans

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Marian Camacho
August 10, 2018 11:31 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico's Attorney General is joining a call for the stop of the spread of 3D-printed gun plans.

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22 attorneys general sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanding immediate action to remove websites containing the plans.

Attorney General Hector Balderas says it's about keeping kids safe.

“These plans put the safety of every New Mexican at risk; especially our children,” said Attorney General Hector Balderas. “It would allow unsafe, untraceable and undetectable guns to easily make their way into the hands of dangerous criminals.”

The letter is critical of the Department of State and its authorization of an online company, Defense Distributed, to post the plans for the 3D-printed gun plans saying it disregards public safety.

The coalition is calling for action in ensuring the files are not available to anyone.

Attorneys general who are a part of the letter are from the following states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.

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