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3D Printing & Weapon Manufacturing: SSD

As you may have heard, someone managed to put together a working lower for an AR with a 3D printer. Soldier Systems Daily covers it, and ponders the implications:

"...The big issue in this instance is that a lower was produced. As far as ATF is concerned, that is the firearm. It is legal to build your own gun. However, as this technology proliferates, what would stop someone who cannot legally possess a firearm from printing critical parts and assembling a gun from the parts he couldn’t produce in house? A heavy question that balances liberty and social responsibility...

HaveBlue of AR15.com has managed to create a working polymer AR-15 lower made from a 3D printer, specifically a mid 90′s Stratasys 3D printer...."

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