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A 3D-printed gun called the Liberator. A man was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday for violating a court order after he printed his own 3D gun. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed, holds a 3D printed gun, called the "Liberator," in his factory in Austin, Texas, in August. The 30-year-old has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor. Kelly West/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sens. Edward Markey, D-Mass., left, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Ct., display a photo of a plastic gun Tuesday, as they call for President Trump to reverse an administration decision to allow a Texas company to make blueprints for a 3D-printed gun available online. Trump announced over Twitter that he is "looking into" the sale of 3D plastic guns to the public. Matthew Daly/AP hide caption

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Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, pictured in 2017, is leading a multistate lawsuit to prevent 3D-printer gun plans from being published online. Karen Ducey/Getty Images hide caption

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