3d printed gun control

Man Gets $21,000 for 3D Printed Guns in NY — What Does it Mean for Gun Buybacks?

Gun buybacks are turning into the perfect opportunity to sell 3D printed guns and gun parts. In the last several months, there have been such events in Philadelphia, Raleigh, Michigan,…

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…

3D Printed Gun Arrests, Raids and a Man who Got $3,000 at a Gun Buyback

Following an investigative story published by 3DPrint.com this June about 3D printed gun-related arrests and confirmation by the Dutch police of an increase in this type of ghost weapons (unserialized,…

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…

Senators’ Letter to YouTube Highlights Weakness of US Government’s Stance on 3D Printed Guns

On February 15, a group of five Democratic senators sent a letter to YouTube’s CEO, Susan Wojcicki, urging her to step up the site’s efforts to ban videos that instruct…

U.S. Representatives Reintroduce Bill Against 3D Printed Gun Blueprints

On June 13, 2019, a group of representatives led by congressman Theodore Deutch from Florida introduced the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act to prohibit the distribution of online blueprints to…

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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…

Any Thoughts, Mate? Australian Bust Furthers Conversation Regarding Criminalization of 3D Printed Guns

A few bad apples can spoil the whole bunch. It’s a saying we all know well, and it keeps ringing in my head regarding 3D printing and guns. Those errant…

Australia’s Gold Coast: Loaded 3D Printed Gun Found in Raid of Sophisticated Meth Lab

It was bound to happen, but who would have thought so soon? Just on the heels of further Aussie legislation and restrictions on 3D printed guns so as to begin pre-empting…

New South Wales, Australia: Parliament Passes Law Banning Possession of 3D Files for Guns

It’s no secret that criminals enjoy technology and the ‘next best thing’ as much as the law-abiding folk. And just because they are bad guys doesn’t mean they can’t harness…

The Shuty Hybrid 3D Printed 9mm Pistol Raises Questions About 3D Printed Gun Control

I say this as both a firearm enthusiast and an advocate for strong firearm regulation. It is becoming evident that there is a point when we as a society are…