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Philadelphia Bans 3D-Printed Guns

It was bound to happen sooner or later and for Philadelphia, it’s happened sooner. After a unanimous city council vote, the city of brotherly love is the first city to ban 3D-printed firearms. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson’s director of legislation told Philly Magazine that the new law is based on “internet stuff out there.”

As much as the lack of tech-savvy lingo makes me shudder, it’s accurate, as “out there” on the “Internet” folks have indeed been constructing working firearms using 3D printers. Philly is currently one of the most violent cities in the US, with 331 murders reported last year, so it makes sense that they’re being proactive on this issue.

While Philadelphia may be the first city to enact the ban, action is already being taken on a national level with Senator Chuck Schumer from New York trying to implement a similar ban. The 3D-printed gun phenomenon is just barely beginning and it’ll be interesting to see how all this regulation plays out.

via The Verge

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