So today I have my first 3D printer, and I know I have one to learn. but I want to make my own guns. I have experience in assembly etc., but what is the legality behind making your own weapon? Is it illegal not to have a serial number? I have WCL (Gun Carrying Permit) for my state – GA, so I can`t own a gun a problem, but I don`t know what legal issues later on the road. Any information would be of great help. Please link from where you got it, as I like to read about things myself. Thank you Would this guy have any legal problems if one of their 3D printed models caused injury to the user or another person? I do not think that is relevant. What 3D printing illustrates is the futility of government gun regulation and that solving community problems such as violence requires addressing the root causes and ensuring that every child has the opportunity to participate in the economy. Gun regulations have always been stupid, they`re just silly now. I saw a lot of messages with 3D printed parts. After searching, I can`t find a conclusive answer as to whether it`s legal or not. This is done mostly out of curiosity, but does anyone have any sources that assert the legality of 3D printing weapons and weapon parts in the United States? If you are new to the hobby, I highly recommend buying a really cheap AR builder with a full top and trigger package and printing either the new version of the U-bolt base or the new Hoffman tactical substructure. As someone who has made more than 30 3D printed firearms at this point, it`s best to start with something less complicated than an fgc9 or equivalent.
Generally, it is legal nationwide to manufacture any firearm that is not an NFA item. In addition, it must be intended for personal use and not for sale. When it comes to state laws, since you live in Georgia, there are really no restrictions. As a general rule, the only states that are really something you need to deal with in terms of the legality of 3D printed firearms are those that have some form of offensive weapons ban or magazine capability, ergo California, New Yor, Hawaii, Colorado. etc. Legally controlled firearms, ammunition, explosives, parts or accessories of firearms (e.g. Stock bump devices, silencers/silencers, etc.) or 3D printing files to create any of the above; These are many different scenarios, with many different borderline cases. Ideally, there would be a simple policy that would allow us to determine if something violates the rules of Reddits, but if it`s not just a guide on where admins think we should draw the line would be helpful, and of course something we can point out to our users if they think we`re too difficult to delete things. If it is legal to own it, it is legal to make it yourself. However, you cannot sell them commercially without a license.
I ask, what is a 3D printed firearm, when does it become a weapon? If I have an entire frame with no components inside, is it a firearm? When is a gun born? www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/resources/homemade-guns-are-they-legal-must-they-be-registered So I read the story of a group of guys from Massachusetts who were arrested for having «ghost guns.» Is it legal to have them and manufacture them or not? If you want a fully legal firearm, you can assemble it from parts ordered online, but the critical part that contains the serial number must pass through the hands of a licensed gun dealer and requires a background check. This 2019 law did not prohibit the production of untraceable firearms for personal use, but only production with the intention of selling. It banned the manufacture of undetectable firearms, but only firearms within the meaning of the state definition, which is not inferior, and this has been illegal under federal law since the 80s. It`s not really a question of legality, one day they might decide to ban your submarine simply without warning or communication. The only way to prevent that is to remove everything related to weapons, I think. I used to live in droves and you can do them, but you have to serialize them and register them with the state, which no longer makes them «ghost guns.» It`s legal just about everywhere else. Lol, researching the law is difficult, but finding the 3D printed files is easy. When I put everything together, here is my opinion. Up to 10. March 2023, 3D printing of a frame is probably still legal, but you`ll need to have the frame serialized via an FFL before turning it into a full gun. After March 10, 2023, 3D printing a frame is illegal unless you can serialize it in some way before it meets the definition of an unfinished frame or receiver. A 3D printed weapon is no different from a fake weapon.
The idea that I don`t have the right to do something is idiomatic. 3D printing weapons are a fake boogie man that doesn`t really pose a valid threat to gun control measures in the United States when there are already much better ways to get illegal guns. In countries where weapons are inaccessible, 3D printing becomes much more valuable. Myanmar is a great example www.reddithelp.com/en/categories/rules-reporting/account-and-community-restrictions/reddits-policy-against-transactions As the title suggests, I`m quite confused by all of the above. I live in Florida, so where could I learn all the rules about things like 3D printed sinks, buying/manufacturing, and about «80% kits» or whatever. I own a few weapons and would love a 3D printed weapon for novelty if I`m legally able to do it. I`m sorry this post is a bit messed up, I`m really confused and I don`t know where to start. Let`s say you`re a politician in California and you`re worried that people are circumventing a local law by printing a class of prohibited firearms. Well, this law already existed before 3D printing, so if you want to break it, you can very easily assemble the parts to make the weapon in the illegal configuration or get the gun in a neighboring state and bring it, and you can get a much better weapon out of it than you would by printing. www.atg.wa.gov/news/news-releases/attorney-general-ferguson-s-bill-ban-3d-printed-ghost-guns-passes-legislature#:~:text=OLYMPIA%20%E2%80%94%20The%20Washington%20Legislature%20today,is%20ineligible%20to%20possess%20firearms. Possession, transport or receipt of a firearm not found.
Again, this only applies to things that are firearms by definition of the state, so it wouldn`t apply to a 3D printed frame per se. But this would apply to a complete weapon made with a 3D printed frame. It is 100% legal for someone to make their own firearms and weapons in the United States. Apart from some limitations. Offences. With selected silencers and lights, you are allowed to do what you want, with the means you want. Here is your conclusive answer. The manufacture of «untraceable and undetectable 3D printed weapons» was banned in 2019, which is not true, provided it is done correctly. I have several thousand turns through my printed Glock.