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.