By Vanity Delbridge, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Governor Andrew Cuomo signs a new bill banning the use of 3-D printed guns.
The firearms are created from a three-dimensional digital model, by consecutively laying down many thin layers of material.
The assembled guns are primarily made of plastic, but still capable of firing standard handgun rounds.
Police Information Officer,Sergeant Matthew Malinowski, knows the damage guns can cause in a community, and doesn’t take his role for granted.
“From a public information officer point of view, it would be part of my role to inform the public on these new laws, and how they apply, and how they have to follow them.”
The measure comes just after Governor Cuomo approved new penalties under the “safe storage bill.”
Under the act, gun owners living with a child under the age of 16, could face a Class A misdemeanor charge by not safely securing and storing weapons.
Starting next month, the charge carries a penalty of up to one year in prison or three years probation, and a fine of up to $1,000.