3D-printed guns among weapons found at airport security checkpoints, TSA says


Among the thousands of firearms discovered at airport security checkpoints around the country in the past two years, a handful were created with a 3D printer. The TSA told CBS News transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave there have been at least four incidents at checkpoints involving 3D-printed guns or parts of guns since 2016.

The statistic from the agency comes amid a court battle over downloading blueprints for 3D-printed guns. On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered a gun-rights organization to temporarily stop making such blueprints available.

The fight stems from eight Democratic attorneys general seeking to block a settlement the Trump administration reached with Texas-based Defense Distributed over the blueprints. The company made the blueprints available online Friday.

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Source: CBS News