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That genie is never going back in the bottle

HR 7115 is a proposed bill to ban the 3D printing of firearms. It also bans the 80% market:

(1) A firearm receiver casting or firearm receiver blank or unfinished handgun frame that

(A) at the point of sale does not meet the definition of a firearm in section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code; and

(B) after purchase by a consumer, can be completed by the consumer to the point at which such casting or blank functions as a firearm frame or receiver for a semiautomatic assault weapon or machinegun or the frame of a handgun.

It also bans what is termed assault weapon parts kit (whatever that is) and machinegun parts kit.

9 Responses to “That genie is never going back in the bottle”

  1. Tirno Says:

    Wow, the definition of ‘semi-automatic assault weapon’ now simply means:

    a semi-automatic long arm or shotgun that has a detachable magazine,


    a semiautomatic pistol with detachable magazine and any one of of: barrel shroud; magazine outside the pistol grip; threaded barrel; second hand grip; is heavier than 50 oz; or is the semi-auto version of any automatic firearm

    WA state defined a ‘semi-automatic assault weapon’ as: any semi-automatic weapon.

    Eventually, we’re just going to have to get a court ruling that ‘semi-automatic assault weapon’, in whatever meaning, defines a class of firearms, and it is unconstitutional to ban a class of firearms under the Heller standard.

  2. wizardpc Says:

    As Tirno points out, it kinda bans glocks

  3. Eric Wilner Says:

    Wait… would that also ban zero-percent Sten receivers? Bar stock that could be machined into Ruger-pattern .22 pistol receivers?
    Sheet metal that could be bent into AK receiver blanks?

  4. Divemedic Says:

    Does that include Styrofoam and aluminum cans? This is how easy it can be:

  5. Tirno Says:

    Well, Divemedic, I think you’ve just found the reason they’re going to ban aluminum cans. I’m sure Defense Distributed will be selling pre-cast syrofoam blanks and ready-made aluminum smelters to go with their CNC machines.

    If only it was as easy to make good steel to create 0% STI 2011 receivers.

  6. pkoning Says:

    So a Mauser “Broom Handle” is an assault weapon?

  7. Geoff Says:

    It has nothing to do with 3D printed anything. It is a ban on making a gun at home. Period.

  8. JTC Says:

    It is a method of creating felonies and felons…which are essentially exempted from several critical Constitutional protections and relegated to second-class citizens under defacto house arrest.

  9. Roger V.Tranfaglia Says:

    In affect banning REVOLVERS TOO! They are SEMI-AUTO Version 1!!!!

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