New York introduces legislation to regulate 3-D printed arms

Legislation in both New York state and the city aim to regulate the making of guns using 3-D printers

By , IDG News Service |  IT Management

New York Congressman Steve Israel also said in May he was renewing his call for the passage of his recently-introduced Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act that extends a ban on plastic firearms and also includes components like homemade, plastic high-capacity magazines and receivers. An existing ban on plastic firearms expires this year, and did not clearly include the components.

The gun printed by Defense Distributed had a small metal component - its firing pin - according to reports, but that could be easily done away with it, making the gun undetectable by metal detectors, Israel said.

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service. Follow John on Twitter at @Johnribeiro. John's e-mail address is john_ribeiro@idg.com

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