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Shumer Outraged Over ‘3D Guns

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Shumer Outraged Over ‘3D Guns

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.

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