Tough laws against 3D-printed firearms

The police thank Mr Tan Kar Quan for his feedback ("Beware the dark side of 3D printing"; last Sunday).

We have in place tough laws against the trafficking, manufacture and use of firearms. This applies equally to 3D-printed firearms. It is already an offence under the Arms and Explosives Act for anyone to use a 3D printer to manufacture any arms or any component part of any arms without a licence.

Ho Yenn Dar (Superintendent) 
Assistant Director 
(Public Communications Division) 
Public Affairs Department 
Singapore Police Force

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 13, 2015, with the headline 'Tough laws against 3D-printed firearms'. Print Edition | Subscribe