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Fri Aug 12, 2016, 02:08 PM Aug 2016

X-post (LBN): TSA agents find a 3-D printed revolver in a carry-on bag, confiscate it [View all]


Source: Washington Post

The TSA says a plastic revolver assembled with a 3-D printer was among the 68 firearms the agency confiscated from carry-ons around the country during the week ending Aug. 5.

TSA agents discovered the weapon in a passenger’s luggage during screening at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The gun was a replica, but was loaded with five live .22-caliber bullets, the agency said.

The fact that it was inoperable didn’t matter, the TSA said. Fake guns are treated just like real ones — permitted in checked bags, but banned in carry-ons.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/08/12/tsa-agents-find-a-3-d-printed-revolver-in-a-carry-on-bag-confiscate-it/


this is lunacy; the gov needs to step in to stop 3D printing from becoming a nightmare; it has so much potential that the NRA should not be able to hijack.

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