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When Congress first passed the gun bill that could not be tested in 1988, there was no complete plastic gun.
But grassroots efforts to create a 3D
The printable plastic gun has shocked a member of Congress to ask for an update before the law expires on December 2013. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N. Y)
few days after the 'wikiweapon' project member tested 3D, he called for a federal ban on plastic guns to be restored
Gun parts printed on sitefire test.
'Wiki Weapons' member
Organized in the name of distributed defense
The goal is to start testing full 3D.
Print guns before the end of the year.
'For 20 years, Congress has passed a law banning plastic guns, when plastic guns were just a movie fantasy,' Israel said . '.
'With the advent of 3D printers, these guns suddenly become a real possibility, but the laws passed by Congress will expire next year.
'Gun lovers have begun to try the ability of 3D printing to turn countless digital designs into real objects.
Future technology will allow anyone with a 3D printer to make replacement gun parts or ultimately complete guns as needed. [
Video: your own 3D printer: When do you have one at home? ]
The goal of making 3D-
Printing guns are still challenging.
The plastic used by many 3D printers has not been proven hard enough to withstand the recoil of the shooting gun
AR-latest Wiki Weapon testing
At the end of 15 assault rifles, the lonely 3D of the gun-
After 6 shots, the printed plastic part cracked. The 3D-
The printable part comes from the digital design posted online by Wisconsin engineer Michael Guslick.
Guslick successfully took advantage of the 3D printing gun receiver
Key bolts, trigger and magazine parts for a gun --
Fired 200 bullets from. 22 pistol. But a fully 3D-
printable gun made of plastic also needs to have enough power to control the power of each gunpowder explosion that pushes the bullet forward.
plastic gun that can do this reliably escaped the United States. S.
Military and gun manufacturers for decades.
The Firearms Act, which cannot be detected, is extended for another 10 years and will not be specifically targeted at 3D printing or 3D-printable guns.
But it prohibits civilians from making or owning guns that can be carried secretly through metal detectors, which may force the WikiWeapons Project to adjust its plans to make printable plastic guns. (
gun made for the CIA or the United States. S.
The military will be exempt from the ban. )
Wiki Weapons developers may kill two birds by including metal gun parts that can provide the necessary weapon power or evade a federal ban on non-detectable firearms.
This will add a potential challenge to 3D printing, as 3D printers usually only make objects using single materials such as plastic or metal.
But Israel's comments at a news conference also hinted at targeting 3D.
Can print guns directly
Especially since the technology has the potential to make guns more accessible.
'We should now take action to give law enforcement authorities the right to stop developing these weapons before they are as easily accessible as Google search,' Israel said . '.
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