SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled that plans for 3D-printed, self-assembled “ghost guns” can be posted online without U.S. State Department approval.
The San Francisco Chronicle says the 2-1 decision was made Tuesday by the 9th U.S. District Court of Appeals.
The court overruled an injunction issued by a federal judge last year.
Authorities have concerns about the increasing popularity of ghost guns, which generally lack serial numbers that can be used to trace them.
A ghost gun was used in last week's shootings in San Diego that killed one person and wounded four.