State Senator Aims to Restrict 3D Gun Printing

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SACRAMENTO—

State Senator Leland Yee, (D) San Francisco/San Mateo, will be introducing legislation that will aim to restrict the 3D printing of firearms, Yee’s office announced Tuesday.

The move comes after reports that a 3D printed gun had been made and successfully fired.

In a video that has already garnered over 1.5 million views on YouTube since Sunday, a purportedly 3-D printed gun is shown being fired. The video was produced by Defense Distributed, a nonprofit group out of Texas that aims to distribute information on how to print 3-D guns.

The plans for the gun shown in the video are available for download online.

Friday, Staples announced that they will be stocking a 3D printer, becoming the first major retailer in the nation to sell such an item. The Cube 3D Printer is listed online for $1300.

Yee has already authored three other gun control bills this past session.

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