Jeff Sessions

Sessions vows to "vigorously" prosecute makers of 3D-printed guns

Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Photo: Toya Sarno Jordan/Getty Images
Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Photo: Toya Sarno Jordan/Getty Images

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday warned that the Justice Department will "vigorously enforce" the federal prohibition of producing undetectable 3D-printed firearms "to the fullest extent."

"We will not stand for the evasion, especially the flaunting, of current law and will take action to ensure that individuals who violate the law by making plastic firearms and rendering them undetectable, will be prosecuted to the fullest extent."
— Sessions said in a statement

Trump wants Sessions to bring new opioids lawsuit

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President Trump urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions today to bring a new lawsuit against opioid suppliers, and to crack down on the flow of opioids into the U.S. from Mexico and China.

Where it stands: The Justice Department has already lent its support to a massive lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies and distributors. That case is modeled after the landmark tobacco litigation of the 1990s. It pulls together hundreds of complaints from state and local governments and could end up costing the drug industry hundreds of billions of dollars, most likely through a settlement.