News

Ill. Proposal: Making Guns on 3D Printers Would Require Manufacturers’ License

Ill. Proposal: Making Guns on 3D Printers Would Require Manufacturers’ License

Photo: clipart.com

If you can use a 3-D printer to make a gun, a bill introduced in Illinois would make you get a license as a manufacturer.

“It’s much ado about nothing,” said National Rifle Association lobbyist Todd Vandermyde. “You’ve got a fictitious problem that legislators are trying to gin up a bunch of media frenzy about.”

In a news release, sponsoring State Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) says, “A gun is a gun,” adding that all the bill does is close a loophole. Vandermyde says it’s just more sour grapes from the people who were on the losing side in court and in the legislature over concealed-carry.

“You have a certain group of individuals that probably should be seeking mental health treatment for their denial,” Vandermyde said.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

‘Frozen’ princess promises to be hot holiday item

frozen

Snow Glow Elsa is one of only four toys to feature on three major guides of top toys for the Christmas season.

in Music

WATCH: Beck kicks off George Harrison week on ‘Conan’

15-overlay4

"Harrison Week" celebrates the late Beatle and the upcoming release of “The Apple Years: 1968-75,” featuring the beloved singer/songwriter’s first six solo albums.

in Entertainment

American Girl, Rubik’s Cube among Toy Hall of Fame finalists

toyhalloffame

They face off against My Little Pony, the Slip 'N Slide, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and other childhood favorites.