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A federal judge issued a ruling blocking a deal made by the federal government to allow the publishing of blueprints for 3D printable guns just hours before the midnight deadline. (Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

A federal judge issued a ruling blocking a deal made by the federal government to allow the publishing of blueprints for 3D printable guns.

Here's what the ruling said

The temporary ruling from U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle was in response to a lawsuit from eight attorneys general who asked to block a settlement from the federal government with a company that publishes the blueprints for 3D printable guns online.

The lawsuit argued that the untraceable and undetected 3D-printable guns were a danger to the public.

The Texas company, Defense Distributed, was slated to release the blueprints on Wednesday after reaching a settlement with the federal government in June. The Obama administration had opposed the move for many years.

'Doesn’t seem to make much sense!'

President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that he was seeking the counsel of the National Rifle Association about whether allowing 3D printable guns was a wise policy.

"I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public," the president tweeted.

"Already spoke to NRA, doesn’t seem to make much sense!" he added.

When asked for clarification, White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley said Trump “is committed to the safety and security of all Americans and considers this his highest responsibility.”

He added that the administration “will continue to look at all options available to us to do what is necessary to protect Americans while also supporting the First and Second amendments.”

Here's a news report about the judge's ruling:

The blueprints for the 3D guns would have been released to the public at midnight Wednesday morning.

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