January 17, 2013
Congressman Says He'll Propose Ban On 3D-Printable Gun Magazines
Defense Distributed has set out to prove the impossibility of crafting effective gun control legislation in the age of cheap consumer 3D printers. But , according to Forbes, at least one congressman seems eager to try.
On Wednesday New York Representative Steve Israel issued a statement on his website promising to include a ban on 3D-printed high-capacity magazines–ammunition-feedings devices that attach to firearms and carry more than ten rounds–in his proposed renewal of the Undetectable Firearms Act.
Israel’s statement comes just days after Texas-based Defense Distributed posted a YouTube video showing its demonstration of a 30-round magazine it 3D-printed and tested over the weekend, using it to fire 86 rounds through a semi-automatic rifle.
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