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3DPrint.com Investigates: 3D Printed Gun Arrests in 2024 Steady, Yet Lower than 2023

Last year, 3DPrint.com reported a significant rise in arrests related to 3D printed guns, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. By mid-2024, 64 arrests have already been…

Daring AM: YouTube Tightens Rules on 3D Printed Guns Amid Rising Criminal Use

3D printed firearms are increasingly showing up in criminal activities, posing potential challenges for law enforcement agencies worldwide. 3DPrint.com has been closely monitoring the number of arrests involving these weapons….

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…

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…

Daring AM: Canada Tackles Increase of 3D Printed Gun Arrests and Sentences

Recent incidents in Canada have brought to light the arrest of individuals for possessing illegal 3D printed firearms, among other charges. These incidents, which resulted in multiple arrests, serve as…

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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,…

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…

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3D Printed Gun-Related Arrests Double from 2022

In the fight against illicit firearms, the growing number of arrests related to 3D printed guns is a red flag rising yearly. Last year, 3DPrint.com’s report shed light on the…

The Plastic Pipeline: Manhattan and Colorado Take Action on 3D Printed Firearms and Ghost Guns

Manhattan lawmakers and the New York Police Department (NYPD) have joined forces to intensify efforts against ghost guns, recently introducing new legislation to outlaw the manufacturing of 3D printed guns…

In the Crosshairs of the Law: Arrest, Bail, and Sentencing for 3D Printed Gun Offenses

Recent incidents involving 3D printed firearms have underscored the growing concern over the illegal production and distribution of these ghost weapons. In the Canadian city of Winnipeg, a man was…

Florida Man Accused of Selling 3D Printed Machinegun to Undercover Agent

A criminal complaint filed by a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agent resulted in a Jacksonville, Florida man’s arrest and indictment for creating homemade fully automatic weapons…

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…

Law Enforcement in Australia, Spain, U.S. and Canada Continue Targeting 3D Printed Guns

Earlier this year, a report by the Dutch police revealed signs that 3D printed guns were on the rise; then, the first International Conference on 3D Printed Firearms took place…

New US Federal Rule Treats 3D Printed Guns Like Any Other Firearm

In April 2022, President Biden expressed his determination to crack down on ghost guns, promising that “if you commit a crime with a ghost gun, expect federal prosecution.” Now, a…

Australian Teen Accused of Manufacturing Fully Functional 3D Printed Firearm           

On Monday, Western Australia Detective Senior Sargent Blair Smith announced charges against an 18-year-old man for illegally manufacturing and possessing firearms. The teen is accused of using a 3D printer…

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3D Printed Guns Are Getting Better, Legal Debate Still Lingering in the US

Masked behind an online retailer site claiming to sell wall hangers, 30-year-old Timothy John Watson from Ranson, West Virginia, is now facing up to 10 years in prison after being…

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New Singapore Law Criminalizes Possession of Blueprints for 3D Printing Guns

Singapore moved to control digital blueprints for 3D printing guns or major gun parts, like barrels or trigger mechanisms. On January 5, 2021, Parliament passed a new Guns, Explosives, and…

College Student Designs & 3D Prints a Working Semi-Automatic Revolver

A lot has been made about the 3D printing of firearms. Whether you are for or against the rights to own and operate a gun, there is no denying that…

Authorities Seize 3D Printed Assault Rifle From Two Oregon Felons

A lot can be said of gun laws, as there is a never-ending debate over the rules which should be put in place to either allow or restrict individuals from…

Images & Details Revealed: ‘Imura Pistol’ v2.0 3D Printed Gun

One of the more controversial issues surrounding 3D printing, that of guns, seems to be a popular headline as of late. Just yesterday it was revealed that Cody Wilson’s Defense…

Two Year Sentence Handed Down to Yoshitomo Imura in Japanese 3D Printed Gun Case

There is no doubt that with the help of technology the world is changing in many ways, providing solutions to many age old problems, while at the same time creating new…

A New 3D Printable Gun, The ‘Imura Revolver’ is Being Designed

Although it may strike a nerve with some of you out there, members of the Free Open Source Software & Computer Aided Design (FOSSCAD) group are at it again, creating…