Homemade 3D guns: more buzz than bang

Like many Americans, Travis Lerol has owned guns for much of his life, but the single-shot Liberator he made himself in his basement with a tabletop 3D printer is unique.

A Liberator pistol appears next to the 3D printer on which its components were made. The single-shot handgun is the first firearm that can be made entirely with plastic components forged with a 3D printer and CAD files downloaded from the Internet. AFP

The single-shot handgun is the first firearm that can be made entirely with plastic components forged with a 3D printer and computer-aided design (CAD) files downloaded from the Internet. AFP

Software engineer Travis Lerol takes aim with an unloaded Liberator handgun in the backyard of his home. AFP

A Liberator pistol appears next to the 3D printer on which its components were made. AFP

Close-up view of the Liberator pistol in the hands of software engineer Travis Lerol. AFP

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