V&A Museum buys working gun made on 3-D printerSeptember 15, 2013 @ 7:59 am
LONDON (AP) - Britain's Victoria & Albert Museum says it has bought a working gun made on a 3-D printer, which sparked alarm among anti-firearms campaigners when it was unveiled in the United States.
The museum says the gun is an addition to its collection of "new, influential, innovative or experimental" contemporary design.
The "Liberator" gun was developed by University of Texas law student Cody Wilson, and made from plastic components created on a 3-D printer.
Wilson fired the gun in May, and posted blueprints online, sparking a debate about potential uses of the machines, which pump out layers of plastics, metal and other materials to create 3-D objects with moving parts.
The museum said Sunday it had acquired two Liberator prototypes, a disassembled gun and a number of archive items.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Joining the LOB
It's never easy being the new guy, but Tharold Simon is already making his mark
Our phones entertain us, inform us and now might protect us
Pumpkin-flavored items are coming to store shelves whether it's fall or not
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.