State Senator to Try to Ban 3D-Printed Guns With New Bill - NECN
Rhode Island

Rhode Island

The latest news from around the state

State Senator to Try to Ban 3D-Printed Guns With New Bill

Sen. Cynthia Coyne says she'll pre-file legislation to try to get Rhode Island to ban 3D-printed plastic guns

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    State Senator to Try to Ban 3D-Printed Guns

    State Senator Cynthia Coyne says she'll try to get Rhode island to ban 3D-printed plastic guns in the next legislative session.

    (Published Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018)

    A Rhode Island state senator says she'll try to get the state to ban 3D-printed plastic guns in the next legislative session.

    Sen. Cynthia Coyne says she'll pre-file legislation. The General Assembly reconvenes in January.

    A federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order Wednesday to stop the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D guns.

    The company behind the plans, Austin, Texas-based Defense Distributed, reached a settlement with the federal government in June, allowing it to make the plans for the guns available for download. The restraining order puts that plan on hold for now.

    Bill Cosby Arrives to Court for Sentencing

    [NATL] Bill Cosby Arrives to Court for Sentencing

    Bill Cosby arrived at the Montgomery County Courthouse early Monday, where a judge will decide if the 81-year-old comedian will go to prison as a result of his sexual assault conviction.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 24, 2018)

    Coyne, a Democrat, says she fears that criminals seeking guns will soon be able to bypass background checks, age restrictions and gun licensing rules by printing a gun.

    She says it's a terrifying precedent.

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android