SB 396 : Ban Undetectable and/or Untraceable Firearms

Position: Support Status: Awaiting referral on Senate President Courtney's desk

Three dimensional printing (also called additive manufacturing) allows criminals and terrorists to make firearms that do not have a serial number, thereby rendering a firearm untraceable to law enforcement. The process also allows criminals and terrorists to make firearms without mechanism (called a security exemplar), thereby rendering a firearm undetectable by metal detectors.

Update


Jan 11, 2021: Introduced by chief sponsors Senators Prozanski and Manning, Jr. at the request of Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.

Defines “undetectable firearm.” Punishes manufacturing, importing, offering for sale or transferring undetectable firearm by maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, or both. Punishes possession of undetectable firearm by maximum of 364 days’ imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Defines “untraceable firearm.” Punishes possessing, manufacturing, importing, offering for sale or transferring untraceable firearm by maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, or both. Defines “unfinished frame or receiver.” Requires gun dealer to conduct criminal background check before transferring unfinished frame or receiver. Punishes importing, offering for sale or transferring unfinished receiver by maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, or both. Specifies exceptions. Punishes possession of unserialized unfinished frame or receiver by maximum of five years’ imprisonment, $125,000 fine, or both. Provides that person commits crime if person possesses unfinished frame or receiver and is prohibited from possessing firearms. Punishes by maximum of 364 days’ imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both.