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Print and load – plastic not so fantastic for Liberator 3D printed gun

Texas-based Defense Distributed recently caused a stir by successfully demonstrating the 'Liberator', the world's first gun constructed entirely from plastic using a 3D printer, shortly after which officials ordered the blueprints to be removed. Is 3D printing a breakthrough manufacturing process for weaponry, or just a way for criminals to bypass official acquisition processes?

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