( CNN) A federal judge Tuesday night ruled it is illegal to post blueprints for 3D-printable firearms online, but hundreds of designs reportedly were downloaded before the judge’s decision, entailing those designs are out there — legally or not.
“This is a nationwide ban . … It takes us back to a period of time before the federal government flipped on their policy regarding these 3D ghost firearms, ” Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said on “Anderson Cooper 360 @”.
“What it means is if anyone posts this information online, they are in violation of federal statute and can suffer very serious consequences. So, it builds it unlawful to post that information and make it available to the public.”