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US judge blocks release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns

This move comes after US states filed a lawsuit over a settlement that would have allowed the plans to be published online.

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    A US judge has blocked a company from releasing the blueprints for the production of guns using 3D printers. Nine US states filed a lawsuit - after US President Donald Trump's administration reached a settlement with Texas-based Defense Distributed that would have allowed the plans to be published online from Wednesday.

    But Trump appeared to oppose this in a tweet on Tuesday, saying he has spoken to the National Rifle Association.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles.


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