‘3-D’ printed gun ban in peril

by Sean Piccoli, New York Post  |  published on November 18, 2013

Printed Gun
It’s not quite a snap, yet, to make a working plastic gun using a 3-D printer.

But the technology behind homemade plastic guns that use standard ammo and can slip past metal detectors is improving rapidly and getting cheaper — just as a nationwide ban on the stealthy guns that contain no metal parts is about to expire.

Hoping to muzzle the trend, Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday called for renewal of the Undetectable Firearms Act before it expires on Dec. 9.

Plastic guns, introduced in May, burst back into view last week when the ATF posted videos of a 3D-printed model called The Liberator being test-fired in a government lab. Of the two tested weapons, one literally exploded — and one worked perfectly.

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