DOJ Says ATF Should Increase 3D-Printed Gun Monitoring

Agency has not made ghost guns a priority.

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz stated last month that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has not made monitoring 3D-printed guns enough of a priority. He called it a security blindspot on the part of the federal agency since “3D-printed firearms are comprised almost entirely of polymer materials that are undetectable by metal detectors.”

“ATF officials told us that they have not identified 3D printing of firearms as a priority area to monitor,” Mr. Horowitz said. “3D printing technology has seen advances in quality and decreases in cost and has become much more accessible to individuals, including prohibited persons,” the inspector general warned.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the DOJ inspector general as he issues recommendations and cautions to the ATF and other federal crime-fighting agencies.
  • For officials in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as they seek to prevent illegal firearms and other munitions from harming the public.

Sources: Just The News, Bearing Arms


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