A student from Texas has invented a plastic pistol that just about anyone can make with a 3-D Printer, the pistol is capable of killing and it is undetectable by metal detectors.
A few days after Cody Wilson’s invention had been created, the United States Department of Homeland Security issued a warning to the rest of the world. The officials, responsible for fending off terrorist attacks, wrote three pages about the dangers of a weapon against which they are powerless. They wrote that public safety is threatened. They also wrote that, unfortunately, it is impossible to prevent this weapon from being made.
The police in Australia heard of Wilson’s invention and decided to build the weapon themselves, it took them 27 hours to produce all the parts, but only a minute to assemble the gun. The tested the weapon by firing a bullet into a block of gelatin and shortly afterwards, the police commissioner of the state of New South Wales said in a press conference that the device was capable of killing people, and that he expected it to sooner or later be used in a crime.
Before Wilson invented his gun, 3-D printers were modern tools of industrial production. They were often used to make prototypes out of plastic, a process in which thin streams of melted plastic flow out of nozzles to produce an object, layer by layer. The printers became cheaper over time, and today they stand in the workshops of do-it-yourselfers, who use them to make garden gnomes and all kinds of useful household items.
[Source: ABC News]