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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ban On Blueprints Of Firearms For 3D Printing (New South Wales)

NSW Bans Possession of Blueprints for 3D Printing Firearms

Upper house backs bill banning possession of files for 3D printing firearms

Rohan Pearce | November 23, 2015

Possessing files that can be used to 3D print firearms will soon be illegal in New South Wales after new legislation, passed last week by state parliament, comes into effect.
Among the provisions of the Firearms and Weapons Prohibition Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (PDF) is an amendment to the Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 stating that a person "must not possess a digital blueprint for the manufacture of a firearm on a 3D printer or on an electronic milling machine."

3D printed metal gun
World's first 3D-printed gun. It fired a shot, but broke quickly. Source:
<more at (New South Wales, Australia: Parliament Passes Law Banning Possession of 3D Files for Guns. November 20, 2015) and (Australian Politician Introduces Bill to Make The Distribution of 3D Printable Gun Models Illegal. May 22, 2014)>

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