Featured Image: Plastic AR-15 MAGAZINE COUPLER created on a 3D printer. SOURCE: http://defcad.org/
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Monday, 06 May 2013 12:51 PM
By Bill Hoffman
Controversy has erupted over a plastic gun created from a design fed into a 3D printer — a weapon that could conceivably be smuggled past weapons detectors and create a major security breach at airports, courthouses and schools.
The so-called “3D gun” was created by a group called Defense Distributed which fed digital blueprints of a working firearm into a 3D printer, which then casts a hard polymer mold. It said its initial firing tests of the first gun — created by the printer for a cost of about $8,000 — were successful.
The only nonplastic part of the weapon is a single nail which is used as the weapon’s firing pin. That metal pin allows the weapon to escape federal laws banning the possession of undetectable firearms.
Defense Distributed, headed by gun advocates, is reportedly planning on releasing blueprints of the 3D gun online this week — a plan New York Sen. Chuck Schumer slammed as “stomach-churning” on Sunday. . . . Read Complete Report
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