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Proposed Bill Would Require Background Checks For 3D Printer Purchases


New York legislators are considering a bill that mandates a criminal history background check for consumers wishing to buy specific 3D printers. The intent is to curb the use of 3D printers in producing firearm components. Introduced by Democratic Assemblymember Jenifer Rajkumar, this legislation requires 3D printer sellers to obtain a background check when a customer intends to purchase. If the individual has a felony or a serious crime rendering them unfit to own a firearm, the sale would be denied.

Earlier, in June, a separate bill was introduced, spearheaded by the Manhattan District Attorney and state legislators, that aims to ban the production of 3D-printed guns and parts. This bill also proposes criminalizing the distribution of digital blueprints for 3D-printed gun components.

Currently, both legislative pieces are in the committee review stage.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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