Schumer: Ban 3-D Printers from Making Guns

Monday, May 6, 2013  |  Updated 9:24 AM EDT
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Schumer: Ban 3-D Printers from Making Guns

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Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing for a law to ban 3-D printers from making weapons.

At a news conference on Sunday, Schumer displayed a photo of a plastic gun made by a Texas company with a 3-D printer. 
 
Schumer said the plastic guns can fire real bullets and could easily be made by anyone with a 3-D printer and an Internet connection. 
 
“We're facing a situation where anyone — a felon, a terrorist — can open a gun factory in their garage, and the weapons they make will be undetectable,” Schumer said. “It's stomach churning.”
 
Schumer said his bill would not restrict 3-D printers for other manufacturing uses. 
 

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