3D-printed pistol seized at US airport


Since the advent of 3D printing, although the definition and characteristics were not as advanced as now, many have been the people who have put themselves to work for create 3D printed firearms. Something that is quite dangerous since they are neither specialists nor these weapons have the necessary certificates. On the other hand, the truth is that this means that anyone can have a weapon at their fingertips in addition to, being made of plastic, they can pass practically all controls.

Despite being so dangerous, the truth is that at the moment the Transportation Security Administration had not yet confiscated a printed pistol, at least until last weekend when, in the reno airport, Nevada, during a routine inspection To a passenger who was somewhat nervous, it was detected that he was carrying live ammunition in his hand luggage. Once they went on to inspect both the person and their luggage more exhaustively, the agents found the weapon that you can see in the image located right at the head of this same entry.

America's first 3D-printed firearm seized

As we said just at the beginning of this same post, one of the problems with this type of weapon lies precisely in the fact that, despite the fact that all airports in the world have metal detectors, a 3D printed firearm is made of plastic and resin for what they are literally undetectable. To this, we must also add that these weapons can usually be separated into several pieces, which also makes them very difficult to find despite using X-rays.

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