LEGISLATION: Democratic Senator in Delaware Introduces Bill to Regulate 3D Printed Guns

May 9 2014
by GSL Staff
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delWe’ve heard for a couple of days now that a new anti-gun bill was being circulated in Delaware.

Now we have more details. The bill was formally introduced yesterday by Senator Harris B. McDowell III, a Democrat. The bill is designated as SB 147.

The bill currently has several co-sponsors including, Sens. Peterson, Henry, Marshall, Ennis, Sokola, Townsend & Reps. J. Johnson, Brady, Heffernan, Potter, Jaques.

Here is the text the bill adds to the code section on undetectable firearms.

11 Del C §1446B Undetectable Firearms.

(a) Any person in this state who manufactures or causes to be manufactured, or who knowingly imports into the state for sale, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, transfers or receives, or who possesses any undetectable firearm, firearm receiver, ammunition, or magazine designed to hold ammunition is guilty of a class G felony.

(b) As used in this section, an “undetectable firearm” means any firearm which, after removal of grips, stocks, and magazines, is not detectable by a metal detector or magnetometer because there is no material permanently affixed that would be detectable by a metal detector or magnetometer, either handheld or otherwise, that is set at standard calibration.

Well, we already know that undetectable firearms are already regulated at the federal level, so I’m not sure what this bill is really aiming to do.

Although it does expand the language of the law to include undetectable magazines. So if say, a Magpul PMag was somehow outfitted with something other than a metal spring, making it undetectable to a metal detector, its owner would be a felon.

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