After successfully firing a gun made with a 3D 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.
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 six ounces of steel so metal detectors can spot it.
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