Judge Extends Defense Distributed’s Ban on Publishing 3D-Printed Gun Plans Online

Defense Distributed’s Cody Wilson holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator in his Texas shop in August 2018.
Photo: Eric Gay (AP)

A U.S. district judge in Seattle extended a ban preventing Austin, Texas-based Defense Distributed, which designs and releases digital blueprints for small arms that can be produced by 3D printers and CNC-milling machines, from continuing to do so until a lawsuit by 19 states and the District of Columbia is resolved.