3D gun regulations

Texas Cracks Down on Illegal Gun Switches, Including 3D Printed Ones

Texas has unveiled Operation Texas Kill Switch, a new initiative to target illegal machine gun-conversion devices, commonly known as “switches.” These tiny devices, often no bigger than an inch, can…

Daring AM: From 3D Printed Gun Files to Criminal Backstreets

3D printed guns are a growing trend that won’t go away, making their way into headlines with increasing frequency. While the number of 3D printed firearms isn’t nearly as high…

Daring AM: New Jersey Gun Investigation Triggers Concern Over 3D Printed Firearm Switches

Recent events across the United States have highlighted a concerning trend in the use of 3D printed firearms in criminal activities. These cases, ranging from New Jersey to Iowa and…

Polls of the Week: Are 3D Printed Guns a Threat and Should We Regulate Them?

One of the most controversial topics in the 3D printing industry, hands-down, is guns. It’s been a major point of contention for years, and people typically have very strong opinions…

Daring AM: The Global Crackdown on 3D Printed Firearms Continues

In the last few years, a surge in police raids uncovering 3D printed guns has led to concerns about their growing association with criminal gangs. Although typically seen as inferior…

A Landscape of 3D Printed Gun Regulations in the U.S.

3D printed firearms present a unique challenge worldwide, where technology intersects with legal nuances. In the United States specifically, no federal law prohibits the making or possession of 3D printed…

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3D Printed Guns in Europe: Recent Developments, Legal Complexities, and Insights from an Expert

From early muskets to modern handguns and rifles, Europe has a rich history of firearm production, with many famous manufacturers, such as Beretta in Italy, Heckler & Koch in Germany,…

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JStark1809: The German Soldier Behind the 3D Printed Gun Revolution

In the digital shadows of the Internet, a man known only by his online pseudonym JStark1809 carved out a notorious legacy as a 3D printed gun designer. Often photographed wearing…

Professional 3D Printed Guns and the New Frontier: An Interview with Forerunner 3D Printing

Forerunner 3D Printing (F3DP) is a pioneer in the 3D printed firearm industry. With special licenses that allow it to manufacture and test guns, including automatic weapons, the company navigates…

US Supreme Court Maintains ATF Authority as 3D Printed Gun Arrests Continue

Amid growing concerns over the untraceable nature of ghost guns, including 3D printed firearms, the US Supreme Court recently upheld the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ‘s…

3D Printed Gun Trend Continues: From the Streets to the Courts

As more news stories involving 3D printed firearms emerge, the global conversation intensifies. These recent incidents highlight the widening intersections of technology, personal liberties, and public safety concerns. In Bellevue,…

Sen. Gillibrand Spearheads Effort Against 3D Printed Guns with New Legislation

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand formally announced the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act, a legislative initiative initially introduced by Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey in July 2021. The bill’s primary objective is…

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Canada’s Landmark Sweep: 300+ 3D Printed Firearms Seized in Massive Crackdown

In an unprecedented multi-province operation codenamed Project Reproduction, Canadian law enforcement officials seized over 440 privately made firearms, including 3D printed handguns, long guns, silencers, ammunition, 3D printers, and drugs….

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Mark Zuckerberg Discusses AI, Censorship, and… 3D Printed Guns

Diving deep into the vibrant heart of digital controversy, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg peeled back the layers on the complexities of moderation, censorship, and the emerging role of artificial intelligence…

Massachusetts Men Face Charges After Police Seize 3D Printed Gun and Drugs

When Springfield, Massachusetts’s often-criticized narcotics bureau, became a firearms investigation unit (FIU) back in July 2021, police commissioner Cheryl Clapprood said gun violence had become the biggest public safety concern…

Club Q Suspect May Have Explored 3D Printed Gun Parts in 2021, Relatives Say

In a new turn of events, the story behind the November 19, 2022 Club Q shootings that left five dead and 25 injured is becoming increasingly complicated. Now, an El…