Lawmakers Hope to Regulate 3D Printed Guns with an Act from the 1980s

By on November 22nd, 2013 in Event

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US Senator Chuck Schumer (D) is sounding the alarm about the proliferation of 3D printed weapons as a law banning undetectable firearms is set to end on December 9, 2013.
The Undetectable Firearms Act, which was adopted in the 1980s, sought to make firearms more easily detectable by requiring that they contain a minimum amount of detectable metals. At the time, lightweight polymer based firearms like the Glock-17 were entering the market, and lawmakers feared these weapons posed a potential security risk.
Today the same fears still echo through the halls of Washington, only now those fears are stoked by the dual specters of terrorism and 3D printed guns.

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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