Student test fire of ‘3D-printed’ handgun draw lawmakers’ ire

New York lawmakers say they’ll introduce measures to ban 3-D weapons.

After successfully firing a gun made with a 3-D printer over the weekend, a University of Texas law school student hopes to refine the prototype and ultimately distribute online files so anyone can make one.

Meanwhile, policymakers say the proliferation of 3-D guns could require new laws.

The test firing amid the national gun control debate was immediately called “stomach-churning” by one U.S. senator and has prompted nervous calls for legislation to ban such guns. The first prototypes were all plastic, but 25-year-old Cody Wilson says he has made modifications including adding 6 ounces of steel so metal detectors can spot it.…Read More