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Plastic Gun Developer Worries Lawmakers, Gun Rights Supporters

Plastic Gun Developer Worries Lawmakers, Gun Rights Supporters

A University of Texas law student successfully test fired a plastic gun that he made from a 3-D printer. Wilson also uploaded the blueprints for it online and told the BBC he's not afraid that the wrong people could get a hold of it.

“I recognize it might be used to harm other people. That’s what it is. It’s a gun. I don’t think it’s a reason to not do it or a reason to not put it out there,” Wilson said.

Some 3-D Printers cost in the neighborhood of a thousand dollars. Jeremy Alcede of Tactical Firearms says Wilson’s development is dangerous.

“The scary thing is that a 13-year old can start making these things,” Alcede stated.

Some Lawmakers in Washington are now pushing for a ban on plastic guns made by 3-D printers. Among them is New York Senator Charles Schumer.

“They would not be detectable by a metal detector at any airport or sporting event,” Schumer said.

Alcede maintains that Wilson isn't helping people fighting for your Second Amendment rights.

 “Everyday something comes out that puts us underneath the magnifying glass,” Alcede told KTRH.

Ladd Everitt of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence says the problem with Wilson is bigger than guns.

“The danger with Cody Wilson is that he’s admitted he’s an anarchist and that his goal is to abolish the system of government established under the Constitution,” Everitt told KTRH.

Everitt says the government needs to keep a close eye on Wilson.

“They need to be paying very close attention to his rhetoric,” Everitt stated.

 

 

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