Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Thoughts On Banning 3D Printed Guns

Emily Archacki
August 09, 2018 - 12:04 pm

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC) During a debate held Wednesday afternoon, produced by WFSB Channel 3, the state’s five Republican gubernatorial candidates were asked if Connecticut should ban untraceable 3D printed guns.

Candidate Mark Boughton took a precautious approach with his response.

“That issue is really a First Amendment issue. So, I think we need to study the issue a little bit further and we have to wait for the federal government to act,” said Boughton.

Candidate Steve Obsitnik believes that a rule that applies to other types of firearms should also be applied to printed guns.

“Federal law requires every gun to have a serial number,” said Obsitnik. “If it complies with that, I have no problem with it. But every gun has to have a serial number.”

The other three candidates shared similar ideas.

David Stemerman and Tim Herbst both responded “federal law dealt with this.” Bob Stefanowski stated “federal law should apply.”