Feds' 3D-Printing Gun Rules A 'Pandora's Box,' 9th Circ. Told

Law360 (January 11, 2021, 9:45 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice and a group of states led by Washington fought before the Ninth Circuit on Monday over new Trump administration rules deregulating the publication of certain 3D printing gun data, with the states arguing that the rule change wasn't properly noticed and it would open a "Pandora's Box" of problems.

During a videoconference hearing, Brendan Selby argued on behalf of the states that 3D printed guns are particularly dangerous because they can get past metal detectors and through security at "airports, stadiums and even courthouses."

"This case is about whether the [U.S.] State Department should be permitted...

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