3D-Printed Gun sucks and explodes

Die New South Wales Police hat die Handfeuerwaffe von Defense Distributed auf einem 3D-Drucker ausgegeben und getestet. Das Ding ist denen im ersten Versuch bereits komplett um die Ohren geflogen.

The NSW Police […] has created and tested two 3D-printed firearms. The police used the Liberator pistol blueprints produced by US-firm Defense Distributed. The original plans for the gun were downloaded more than 100,000 times before the company pulled them from its site under pressure from the US State Department. The commissioner said that a Liberator pistol had experienced a catastrophic misfire during testing. The failure would have been capable of seriously injuring the person using the firearm, the police chief said.

"We think it's only a matter of time before we see one of these weapons used in a serious crime in NSW," Scipione said. The commissioner said that it is "incredibly difficult" to stop distribution of the files, drawing an analogy with the illegal downloading of software, movies and music.

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