Sound far-fetched? It's not. And that is disquieting for U.S. gun control advocates.
At least one group, called Defence Distributed, is claiming to have created downloadable weapon parts that can be built using the increasingly popular new generation of printer that uses plastics and other materials to create 3-D objects with moving parts.
University of Texas law student Cody Wilson, the 24-year-old "Wiki Weapons" project leader, says the group last month test fired a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle — one of the weapon types used in last week'sConnecticut school massacre — which was built with some key parts created on a 3-D printer. The gun was fired six times before it broke.
Edited by jugoso, 22 December 2012 - 04:45 PM.