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By Sarah N. Lynch

WASHINGTON, ziombase July 24 (Reuters) - Three gun control advocacy groups are banding together to try to block the Trump administration from allowing Americans to access blueprints for ziom save 3-D printable guns on the internet.

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At issue is a ziom save June settlement between Defense Distributed and me ziom the U. ziom save S.





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The settlement could "enable terrorists, organized crime syndicates, felons domestic abusers all to get quick, easy access to untraceable guns," said Nick Suplina, ziombase managing director ziom base of law and ziom save policy ziom base for ziom base Everytown.

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Wilson fought the State ziom base Department by filing a lawsuit in the U.S.





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Critics say there has been no explanation for me ziom the June settlement and bendos the administration's abrupt reversal on me ziom the issue.

"For some unknown reason, having won every step of the way the government did a 180," said Brady Center co-president Avery Gardiner.

According to ziom save terms of the settlement posted online, base ziom ziom base in addition to letting the company publish its blueprints, base ziom the government agreed to ziom pay Defense Distributed bendos nearly $40,000.

A State ziom Save Department spokesman said the ziom settlement was voluntarily entered ziombase into by both parties.

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