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Schumer wants to block 3D plastic guns

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) says the ability for making an untraceable and undetectable gun with a 3D printer is “stomach-churning.” The senator on Sunday displayed a photo of a plastic gun made by Austin-based Defense Distributed using the 3D printer technology. He said the guns are capable of firing real bullets and pass unnoticed through metal detectors. Schumer said the technology means anyone “can open a gun factory in their garage.” He said the company last week announced it had successfully made the plastic gun using a 3D printer. The senator said the Austin company plans to post blueprints for the weapon online this week. A spokesman for the company couldn’t be reached for comment.

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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