Philadelphia becomes the first U.S. city to enact a ban on 3D printed guns

Philadelphia has enacted a ban on 3D printed guns, becoming the first U.S. city to do so. How the city intends to enforce this law, since 3D printers are perfectly legal, remains a mystery.

On Thursday, Philadelphia became the first U.S. city to enact a ban on 3D printed guns. It’s a pre-emptive move, because so far there hasn’t been a single report of 3D printed firearms showing up in Philly. As an assistant to the bill’s author told Philly Magazine, “it’s just based on internet stuff out there.”

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