Skip to comments.Leland Yee to Introduce Bill Requiring Background Checks for 3-D Guns
Posted on 05/09/2013 5:14:34 PM PDT by dennisw
State Sen. Leland Yee told KQEDs Paul Lancour today that he is planning to introduce legislation to require people who manufacture guns on 3-D printers to undergo background checks. If that effort should fail, Yee said he then will attempt to have such weapons banned altogether.
What Im looking at right now is to ensure that any individual who is going to make a gun out of these 3-D printers go through a background check, just like any other individuals who purchase a gun, Yee said.
Yees announcement mirrors efforts by legislators on a national level to regulate 3-D guns in the wake of a YouTube video demonstrating just how easily such weapons can be made. They require as few as 15 components that can all be built on 3-D printers.
What is even more dangerous about these guns, said Yee, is that because they are made out of polymer [they] in fact can go through a metal detector or an X-ray machine undetected."
Yees initial focus on the background check issue also comes soon after the apparent failure on Capitol Hill to expand background checks on a national level. Those legislative efforts came after the school killings in Newtown, Conn., last December.
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When they want you they will get you...unless there isn’t a law at which point they will make a law so that they can, then, get you.
And how can this possible be enforced? Require the printer to have an internet connection and send the design to some central location for permission to print it?
first thing to print with my 3D printer: another [unsecured] printer.
I knew it was either California or New York.
That sounds an awful lot like Ex Post Facto law to me... what does my cook friend think?
Won’t be long before they will require a background check if you want to exercise your common sense.
LOL! Good luck with that Mr. Yee. Buffoon!
Must be Chinese, real name Som Ting Wong.
Guys a real dick.. capital “D”.
They are scared to death and desperate to do something about this technology because they know fear is the only tool they have left. There is nothing to stop someone from printing these guns right now and they know it.
So now Office Depot will require a three day waiting period to buy a printer.
Maybe someone should find a lot of a couple thousand SD cards that is 32MB and load the file on them and hand them out like candy at the local gunshow.
Yea, let’s see how that works out.
3D printers are out there and they are being replicated by 3D printers at an alarming rate. Most of the non ‘printable’ parts are generic stuff that can be scavenged from other things or bought individually except the controller and I’m sure that won’t take long for someone to find a way to open-source that too.
The raw material is just plastic.
Good luck with that law.
Pirate Bay is pissing their pants/sarc off
A disk would be cheaper. You can get them for pennies each.
Let me guess; Leeland Yee is a democrat a-hole.
A license to blow your nose.
This guy is just a fascist phoney doing the bidding of his totalitarian masters abroad.