LAS CRUCES - Legislation to outlaw so-called ghost guns in New Mexico is advancing in the state House of Representatives, over the objection of gun owners who say it would violate both the first and second amendments.
House Bill 166 would make it a fourth-degree felony for anybody other than a licensed firearms dealer to use a three-dimensional printer to make guns or gun parts. It would also make it illegal to distribute instructions on how to use a 3-D printer to manufacture a gun; and to sell, possess or transfer any gun or gun parts made in violation of the law.
Ghost guns are weapons that can be manufactured with a 3-D printer using materials that can pass through metal detectors and that have no serial numbers or registration information.
A similar law in New Jersey prohibiting the distribution of digital plans to manufacture guns has been challenged in federal court. And, restrictions on the use of computer-aided design (CAD) files in Washington state have also been challenged.
Source: https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/ne...uld-make-ghost-guns-illegal-state/6722270002/The committee began debate of the bill, but was unable to finish because of the amount of time devoted to HB 166.