Bill to Ban Unregistered Homemade Guns Passes CA Senate Committee



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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Bill Co-sponsor Amanda Wilcox, with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, says 3D plastic printing technology is getting better and cheaper, and laws like this are an attempt to keep up.

“Before our communities are flooded with guns that have been printed at home, we have this mechanism to make sure the gun owner has gone through a background check and there’s a record of the gun,” says Wilcox.

Under the proposed law, permanent, detectable metal parts would be required on guns. The home-made guns would also have to be registered with the state Department of Justice. The bill would require owners of so-called “ghost guns” to undergo background checks.

Gun owner groups say the bill would only effect law-abiding citizens and have no effect on crime.  

The measure next goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

 

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