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3-D Printed Guns Avoid High Court Review

Jan. 8, 2018, 2:42 PM

Directions for creating 3-D printed guns will stay on the shelf for at least a bit longer, as the U.S. Supreme Court today denied review in a case challenging the government’s ability to stifle their publication on the internet.

Though the information can be legally distributed in the U.S., it can’t be published on the internet without State Department permission.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit refused to enjoin the regulations, saying that the restraint on speech is outweighed by national security interests.

The plaintiffs asked the Supreme Court whether the lower courts should have considered the ...