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Senator Stewart, District 13 — Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 22, 2020

CONTACT: Travis Flinn, 407-893-2422


Senator Stewart Files Bill to Regulate 3D-Printed Guns

ORLANDO – Responding to a growing concern stemming from advancements in 3D printing, Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) has filed legislation to regulate 3D-printed firearms.

 

SB 372 requires 3D-printed firearms contain at least four ounces of metal and prohibits the use of specific plastic polymers in the creation of a 3D-printed firearm. The specified polymers are resilient enough to withstand the combustion required to fire a projectile and are undetectable by metal detectors.

 

“These guns are undetectable and untraceable – meaning anyone with access to a 3D printer can gain access to a deadly firearm,” said Stewart. “This bill is about keeping guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them.”

 

The bill requires that anyone in possession of a 3D-printed firearm that does not comply with the requirements of the law must destroy or relinquish the weapon to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Violators of the law would face a 3rd-degree felony.

 

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