City of Philadelphia - File #: 130584

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Amending Title 10 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Regulation of Individual Conduct and Activity,” by adding a new Chapter 10-2000, prohibiting the use of a three-dimensional printer in order to manufacture a firearm, under certain terms and conditions.

 

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1.  Title 10 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

TITLE 10.  REGULATION OF INDIVIDUAL CONDUCT AND ACTIVITY.

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CHAPTER 10-2000.  USE OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTER TO MANUFACTURE FIREARMS.

§ 10-2001.  Definitions.

 

      (1) Firearm.  Any device designed, made or adapted to expel a projectile through a barrel by using the energy generated by an explosive or burning substance or any device readily convertible to that use.

 

      (2) Three-dimensional printer.  A computer-driven machine capable of producing a three-dimensional object from a digital model.

 

§ 10-2002.  Restriction on Use.

 

      No person shall use a three-dimensional printer to create any firearm, or any piece or part thereof, unless such person possesses a license to manufacture firearms under Federal law, 18 U.S.C. § 923(a).

 

§ 10-2003.  Penalties.

 

      A violation of this Chapter shall be a Class III offense and subject to a fine as set forth in § 1-109 of this Code.

 

 

 

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Explanation:

 

Italics indicate new matter added.

 

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