Bob Ferguson doesn't want these plans in your home.
The 3D-printed guns files are slated to be uploaded on DEFCAD.com this Wednesday. He told PCMag he plans on fighting all the lawsuits in court.
"To have insane people have easy access, to have terrorists have easy access to this kind of website and allow them to make plastic AR 15s undetected - so-called ghost guns - justifies the imagination", he added.
"This decision is unconstitutional".
In the 16-page filing, attorneys for DefDist hold that Grewal and Feuer "have waged an ideologically-fueled program of intimidation and harassment against" the company, intending to drag Wilson "before all manner of far-flung criminal and civil tribunals in an effort to silence the organization".
The complaint is not yet available to the public but Ferguson's office says the Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed will be named in the lawsuit as "necessary parties".
Wilson had sued the USA government in 2015 after being ordered by State Department officials to take down a series of designs he posted for a 3-D printed pistol, dubbed "The Liberator". The company, Defense Distributed, settled with the federal government after fighting the Obama administration in court for five years. Once these untraceable guns are on our streets and in our schools, we can never get them back.
Before Sunday's hearing, the company, Defense Distributed, had promised that on August 1, "the age of the downloadable gun formally begins".
Democratic officials in Washington, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia are behind the suit. The suit argues the Tenth Amendment reserves to the states the right to regulate firearms, and that this settlement jeopardizes Washington and other states' restrictions.
"As the chief law enforcement officers of our states, we believe the settlement terms and proposed rules are deeply risky and could have an unprecedented impact on public safety", the letter said. Ferguson's office calls the move "an abrupt reversal".
Wilson complied but sued the federal government in 2015.
"I'm not anxious for me, I'm anxious for the people of Pennsylvania, which is creating bad laws for their citizens", Wilson said Monday.
They said they'll be discussing the dangers of the 3D printed guns and the legislation to address it. Anyone with access to a 3D printer can download the files necessary to build their own firearm. The 3D plastic weapons would be untraceable and require no background check.
The Commonwealth's lawsuit alleges violations of the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act of 1995 and the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968, as well as Pennsylvania's Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law. We'll see if Ferguson is able to stop those downloads from happening.