The first 3D-printed gun has fired its first shots.
All 16 parts of the controversial gun, called the Liberator, are made from a tough, heat-resistant plastic used in products such as musical instruments, kitchen appliances and vehicle bumper bars.
Fifteen of those are made with a 3D printer while one is a non-functional metal part which can be picked up by metal detectors, making it legal under U.S. law. The firing pin is also not made of plastic, though it is easily crafted from a metal nail.
This thing is phenomenally goofy looking. It reminds me of the nozzle of a garden hose. Nothing I’d ever actually buy except as a goofy novelty.
Plus, according to the Guardian, it’s inaccurate and jams, and appears to be a general pain in the ass.
And yes, it’s detectable by a metal detector, owing mostly to the fact that IT HAS METAL IN IT, so stop panicking!
Screeching, hysterical efforts to ban coming down from DC in 3…2…1…