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AG James leads effort to fight 3-D printed guns

Feb 26, 2021 5:30 am

Nick Reisman is reporting for State of Politics that a coalition of 21 attorneys general nationwide led by New York AG Letitia James has been formed to defend state-level measures banning 3-D printed guns. The firearms can be manufactured through downloadable materials and a 3-D printer in a person's home. New York in 2019 approved legislation banning 3-D guns, and other states have approved similar measures as well. One of the main concerns among policymakers is the guns are essentially untraceable because they do not have serial numbers or other identifiable features. “For years, we’ve been fighting Defense Distributed’s illegal efforts to make dangerous assault weapons more easily accessible to anyone with an internet connection,” James said. The AG said that despite the lawsuits filed and the cease and desist letters sent, Defense Distributed has repeatedly taken steps "to make it easier for criminals and terrorists to get their hands on guns and for anyone to print unregistered, untraceable, and, in many cases, undetectable firearms...” Read the full story at MidHudsonNews [dot] com.

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