For the first time ever, the gun made with a 3D printer was successfully tested in a firing range in the U.S.
Defense Distributed, the controversial group who developed this 3D printed firearm said that they are going to show the blueprints of their project online.
This controversial group has been criticized by the Anit-Gun campaigners and gone through ups and downs trying to make the gun using the 3D printer tehnology. And after a year of hard work, it successfully fired in a firing range in Austin, Texas. Many were there to witness this event.
The law enforcement agency of Europe said that they have been monitoring the projects’ development. According to Victoria Baines of the Europol’s Cybercrime Centre, criminals are pursuing routes to acquire firearms, “But as time goes on and as this technology becomes more user friendly and more cost effective, it is possible that some of these risks will emerge.”
The group was headed by a 25-year old law student, Cody Wilson. He said that many didn’t expect this to happen.