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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

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    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.

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    Some Leavenworth County, Kansas, officials are calling for Commissioner Louis Klemp's resignation after he insulted a black woman who had just presented a land-use study to the commission. "I don't want you to think I am picking on you because we are part of the master race. You have a gap in your teeth. We are part of the master race, don't you forget that," Klemp said. 

    (Published Friday, Nov. 16, 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.

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