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S. 3304: 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2018

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Should the Second Amendment allow anybody to make their own gun with a 3D printer — even if that person is underage, has a felony, or is subject to a restraining order?


Back in 1988, the Undetectable Firearms Act made it illegal to produce a weapon that could avoid a metal detector.

A few years ago, gun enthusiast Cody Wilson published an online instruction manual for how to print your own gun from a 3D printer. It was downloaded more than 100,000 times.

The Obama State Department forced him ...

Sponsor and status

Bill Nelson

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Florida. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 31, 2018
Length: 5 pages

Jul 31, 2018


Introduced on Jul 31, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 31, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 31, 2018

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S. 3304 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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