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 Local

IEA President Reflects on 40 Years in Education

cinda klickna

Cinda Klickna says forming relationships with your child's teacher is important.

in Local

Despite Budget Deadlock, There Are Ways Out

il budget 2016

A couple of options would break the budget stalemate for FY 2016.

in Local

11 Sent To Hospital in SUV Rollover Near Buffalo

rollover accident

Vehicle may have been overloaded with eleven people.

in Local

Peoria Ready to Welcome Food Trucks to Downtown, Other Areas

Peoria Food Truck

The City Council voted this week to create a process for food-truck operators to apply for licenses.

in Local

Helpful Hints to Keep Summer Safe and Fun

sunglasses on a wood table

Food and water safety, and sun protection among the concerns listed.