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British Police May Have Overreacted in 3D-Printed Gun Raid

Police may have jumped the gun after suggesting they had found what could be the UK’s first ever 3D printed firearm.

The seizure, initially described as “a really significant discovery”, was part of a much-heralded crackdown on organised crime, Operation Challenger, launched by Greater Manchester Police (GMP).

But hours later GMP released a second statement about the raid in which Assistant Chief Constable Steve Heywood said: “We need to be absolutely clear that, at this stage, we cannot categorically say we have recovered the component parts for a 3D gun.”

Source: Irish Times. Read full article. (link)

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  • CZmacure||

    They almost certainly overreacted. BuzzFeed has pictures of the alleged gun parts, and the corresponding pictures of commonly printed 3D printer parts... http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomphi.....s-first-3d

    Bunch of FUD from the British police.

  • ||

    a 3D gun

    As opposed to a 2D gun?