A plastic 3D printed hand-gun could become the biggest nightmare of administration. Recently, journalists from Israel’s Channel 10 have tested traditional methods of perimeter security by bringing a 3D printed plastic gun and managed to walk in the highly-secured Knesset compound twice.
The reporters downloaded the blueprints of 3D printable gun from internet and got it printed and assembled. Then they tested the gun in a police-supervised weapons range and successfully fired a live bullet at a cardboard target. After achieving success, the program team became ready for testing the security systems in Israel.
First, the reporters entered into the offices of the Knesset Interior Committee Chairwoman Miri Regev, with a hidden plastic gun. Later, reporter Uri Even managed to carry the gun into an event in the Knesset compound, attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The reporter successfully passed the metal detector and got to sit only a few feet away from the prime minister without anyone noticing the gun.
According to Knesset Officer Brig. Gen. Yossi Griff, this is a new phenomenon which poses a completely new challenge for security arrangements in Israel and the world. As it has appeared as a biggest threat, so all government ministries and public institutions, are currently examining the issue in attempt to find a solution as soon as possible.
On the other side, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has mentioned that the blueprints of 3D printable gun have already been downloaded more than 100,000 times, and it could be “impossible” to stop 3D-printed guns from being made. The department also said that the 3D printed gun without all metallic parts could easily pass any security checkpoints. Here’s a video of this gun: