The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has now declared that anyone engaged in “manufacturing, exporting or furnishing 3D printed firearms,” is subject to Export Administration Regulations (EAR), according to a notification from the 3D printing industry.
A BIS license is now required to post online ‘‘any file, including any CAD file, that once converted will be in an executable code for the production of a firearm,” according to a list of FAQs.
It’s clear these new licensing requirements will be used to target websites hosting technical data and software.
Now, the Biden-Harris administration can shutdown sites for not having govt issued license. And it appears the rule change will now give them the legal authority to ban 3D printed firearms.
We strongly suggest that all 3D gun manufacturers check out BIS’s full FAQ breakdown here.
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