Homemade plastic ‘ghost guns’ will be available as long as you have access to a computer and 3D printer. Come Wednesday, the conversation about US gun control could change with the introduction of 3D printer guns.
They will require no background checks and have no traceable gun parts. The plastic guns will be able to evade metal detectors.
Starting August 1st, Cody Wilson, a 30-year-old Texan, plans to legally share the blueprints for his single-shot ‘Liberator‘ pistol and provide manuals to build other guns including the AR-15.
Some US lawmakers oppose the idea, as they believe ‘downloadable guns’ could pose a national security concern, but they have little time to stop Wilson’s move.
The pending release comes after the Trump administration settled a five-year lawsuit by Wilson last month. The settlement allows Wilson to post previously restricted gun downloadable gun schematics. This means that anyone with access to a 3D printer can learn DIY gun-building.
Wilson predicts the crumbling of firearms regulations as Americans know them with the release of the downloadable blueprints. The Liberator is in compliance with the Undetectable Firearms Act since it only uses a small firing pin and piece of steel.
Wilson has already shared the open-source data files so people around the world can print their own guns. The files were downloaded 100,000 in just a few days!