Updated: The attorneys general of New Jersey and Pennsylvania are seeking to block a Texas company from publishing its blueprints online to make guns from 3D printers.
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal sent a cease-and-desist letter on Thursday while Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro obtained an emergency federal court hearing on Sunday.
According to Shapiro’s press release, Defense Distributed also agreed not to upload any new gun files to its sites after disclosing in court that it had begun distributing gun files on Friday.
The company had said it wouldn’t make its blueprints available until Aug. 1. But 1,000 people had already downloaded 3D plans for AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifles by Sunday, according to Shapiro.