NYS Legislature passes ban on 3D-printed firearms

May 22, 2019

The Democrat-controlled New York State Legislature has approved a measure that would ban the manufacture, sale and possession of 3D-printed guns and other undetectable firearms.

The Assembly passed the bill less than a week after the legislation was approved by the Senate. The measure would ban all firearms whose components cannot be detected by security screening technology such as X-rays and metal detectors.

The bill now goes to the governor for approval or veto. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has successfully pushed for tighter gun control laws in New York in recent years. His office says it will review the bill, one of several gun-control measures approved by lawmakers this year.

Other states have banned 3D guns or are considering doing so. Earlier this month, Washington State approved new laws that ban undetectable guns.