New York Legislature Passes Legislation Prohibiting 3D Printed Guns

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Defense Distributor Founder Cody Wilson firing 3D printed gun
Defense Distributor Founder Cody Wilson test firing a 3D printed gun

The New York State legislature passed a bill prohibiting undetectable firearms including 3D printed guns statewide.

Under A.763/S.1414-A, it is illegal to manufacture, sell, transport and possess firearms that cannot be detected by x-ray machines and metal detectors.

The legislation expands on the package of comprehensive gun safety measures passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The new laws:

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  • Allow a court to issue an extreme risk protection order, prohibiting dangerous individuals from purchasing or possessing a firearm.
  • Expand the background check waiting period to 30 days to make sure that the person purchasing a gun has no criminal record.
  • Requires out of state citizens who own homes in New York to apply for a firearm license and to waive the confidentiality of their home state mental illness records;
  • Prohibit the manufacture, sale and possession of bump stocks and other similar devices.
  • Prohibit a school administrator from arming teachers or employees.
  • Create a municipal gun buyback program.

New York continues to lead in preventing gun violence       

In a statement, New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, said, “As rates of gun violence increase across the country, New York continues to lead the way in prevention by passing common sense gun safety legislation. This bill demonstrates our commitment to keeping our kids and communities safe through thoughtful and comprehensive legislation.”