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First ban in the country: 3D-printed guns now illegal in Philadelphia - RT

Published time: November 25, 2013 19:33

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has become the first city in the United States to officially ban the use of 3D printers to manufacture firearms, only six months after a Texas-based company published digital blueprints for a homemade handgun.

The 10-member City Council announced last week that its members unanimously approved a first-of-its-kind measure that makes it illegal for anyone within the city to “use a three-dimensional printer to create any firearm, or any piece or part thereof, unless such person possesses a license to manufacture firearms under federal law.”

Discussions have occurred across the country about how to handle a potential wave of homemade guns after Defense Distributed of Texas released the digital computer file that could be fed into a 3D printer and used to produce a fully-functioning firearm this past May. The US Department of State quickly asked the company to pull its files offline, citing a possible violation of International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and the business voluntarily complied with their request.

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`Cause I live and breathe this Philadelphia freedom

From the day that I was born I've waved the flag
Philadelphia freedom took me knee high to a man
Yeah gave me a peace of mind my daddy never had.

Elton John and Bernie Taupin


It's also illegal to download music and movies....those laws seem to be working out so well.

I heard crack was illegal in Philly as well...? Can't get a crack rock within 50 miles of the city.

Seriously, a point has been

Seriously, a point has been reached when superfluous laws become meaningless. Who cares as it won't stop owners from using 3-D printers to manufacture guns ... another worthless law from worthless politicians.

way to give the benifit

way to give the benifit dispaportionarily to those who will print regardless and not care for other peoples rights, so you are looking to better arm folks who may violate someones right to live then to give the free man the opportunity to defend themselves in equal footing

Defence is not an acceptable comprimise, it is a natural instinct, perfectly capable of never being experienced by many, but should be always their to protect your life when you need it, as some still do, its is not something that needs to be "breeded out", its something that needs to be better understood

"better to have, then not want, then, to need, and not have"

Will they see a problem with

Will they see a problem with the law when a criminal ignores it?

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Philly: Don't 3d print guns.

Criminals: I can do what now?!?

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