3D-printing of weapons in the U.S.: the threat of a ban closer




3D-printing of weapons in the U.S.: the threat of a ban closer

Liberator gun

In the city council of New York calls on avoiding possible bloodshed, using plastic bullet guns. Democrat Lew Fidler decided to follow the example of the California senator and has introduced a bill that restricts the use of firearms was printed on the 3D-printer, reports news agency New York Daily News.

The new bill forbids to make their own firearms to persons without a special license. Manufactured weapons must be registered with the police within 72 hours, and each unit have a unique number.

“If we do not deal with this issue, there will be weapons unmarked and sales history. Its existence will be known only when it shoots “- says Fiedler.

Two weeks ago, authorities did a similar bill by Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal. The document states that the manufacture, sale and use of 3D-printed arms and ammunition should result in criminal liability.

“Independent and uncontrolled printing of firearms may pose a serious threat,” – says Ms. Rosenthal.

Last month, a group of Defense Distributed, to settle in the state of Texas, announced the creation of Liberator, the world’s first 3D-printed gun fire from plastic. Built-in metal plate makes the product visible to the metal detectors.

If the software is more or less available (until recently Liberator template can be found on the website creator), for printing plastic weapons require expensive printer. Make a potential “murder weapon” more affordable way to help the new version at a cheaper printer Lulzbot AO-101.

Some measures have already been taken to ban. Last month, the U.S. State Department asked the Defense Distributed remove the software from the site, concerning 3D-arms. The company has fulfilled the requirement of the authorities, but after some time, the program appeared in peer networks, including those in the resource Pirate Bay.

Leaders Defense Distributed, in turn, said that laws prohibiting 3D-printing weapon hinder technological progress .

According to statistics, every year the victims of violent use of firearms in the United States are more than 200 thousand people.
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