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License required for 3D-printed guns under guns, explosives & weapons control bill

License required for 3D-printed guns under guns, explosives & weapons control bill

Written by Paul

January 6, 2021

A license will be required for any person who intends to manufacture a gun or part of it through the means of a 3D printer or an electronic milling machine.

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Here we go again….this time in Singapore. Pretty steep fines. I still don’t understand why someone would detonate a bullet in a plastic housing. Makes no sense. Pc

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As such, possession of the digital blueprints of a gun or part of it will also be considered an offence, regardless of whether the blueprint is stored within Singapore, or in a storage device outside of the country. Speaking at the second reading of a Guns, Explosives and Weapons Control Bill in Parliament on Jan. 4, Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan said: “Today, a person could easily find on the Internet, materials for gun making, and manufacture a fully workable gun using a 3D printer and a gun blueprint taken from the Internet. As a case in point, in 2019, a shooter in Germany had brought along guns with components that were manufactured using 3D printing. Those guns were eventually not used to carry out the attack, but were his backup arsenal.” Tan clarified that this would not apply to a person who genuinely had no knowledge, and could not reasonably be expected to have known, that he or she was in possession of a digital […]

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