New legislation in California requires 3D printed guns to be registered

New legislation in California requires 3D printed guns to be registered

Governor of California Jerry Brown has passed a law requiring makers of 3D printed guns and other homemade firearms to apply for an official serial number from the Department of Justice, a process which requires a background check. The new law aims to close firearm loopholes exposed by 3D printing. Image: Popular Mechanics The fabrication and distribution of 3D printed firearms is, alongside 3D printed keys and security breaches , perhaps the most controversial area of additive manufacturing at present. Using digital blueprints, makers can easily print their own homemade, unlicensed, and often crude weaponry, leaving absolutely no trace […]

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