- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -
Philadelphia becomes first U.S. city to ban 3D printed guns
Posted By admin On November 25, 2013 @ 11:37 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled
UK Daily Mail 
November 25, 2013
Philadelphia has become the first city in America to ban 3D-printed guns amid fears such bootlegged firearms could fuel a surge in violent crime.
Lawmakers of America’s fifth biggest city passed a bill on Thursday, six months after the blueprint for the 3D gun known as the Liberator was made available online by the group Defense Distributed.
In May, the State Department demanded the design be taken offline on the basis that they could violate possible arms trafficking violations, but not before it was downloaded more than 100,000 times.
‘It’s all pre-emptive,’ spokesman Steve Cobb, director of legislation for bill-author Kenyatta Johnson, told Philly Magazine . ‘It’s just based upon internet stuff out there.‘
Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com
URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/philadelphia-becomes-first-u-s-city-to-ban-3d-printed-guns.html
URLs in this post:
 UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2513163/Philadelphia-U-S-city-ban-3D-printed-guns--But-blueprints-weapon-downloaded-100-000-times.html
 Philly Magazine: http://www.phillymag.com/news/2013/11/21/philly-becomes-first-city-ban-3-d-gun-printing/
Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.