[Euro]140 MACHINE GUN FROM 3D PRINTER; Firearms Fanatic May Help Unleash Terror with Printed Semi-Automatic; and Ruthless Texan Is 'Not Bothered' If IS Use Them for Massacres.EXCLUSIVE

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[Euro]140 MACHINE GUN FROM 3D PRINTER; Firearms Fanatic May Help Unleash Terror with Printed Semi-Automatic; and Ruthless Texan Is 'Not Bothered' If IS Use Them for Massacres.EXCLUSIVE


Byline: MARTIN BAGOT

RUTHLESS Cody Wilson could put the lives of hundreds of innocent people at risk by handing terrorists the ability to build 3D machine guns.

And the firearms fanatic was last night branded irresponsible for boasting his world-first printable plastic weapon may be available within weeks - as fears grew that IS thugs may launch more Paris-style massacres with them.

While security services battle to prevent such an atrocity, Texan Wilson may be handing murder on a plate to terrorists - he claims all that is needed to produce his 3D machine gun is a [euro]20,000 printer and [euro]140 for everyday materials.

And revealing his contempt for potential victims, the anarchist law student said he was "not really" bothered if the weapons, which cannot be picked up by airport scanners, fell into the hands of terrorist gangs.

He has already developed a Liberator pistol online and an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. The 3D modelling process allows solid objects - such as gun parts - to be created from a digital file that can be downloaded anywhere.

But this new automatic weapon marks a chilling twist that could have horrific consequences if UK-based IS thugs get them. Counter-terror expert Hamish de Bretton Gordon warned: "This is making terrorists' jobs so much easier.

"Particularly in the UK where security services are putting in so much effort to prevent an attack by one of IS's 'clean skins'.

"The person who is releasing this is completely irresponsible.

"We can only hope the authorities in the US are going to deal with this individual. It's absolutely crazy."

The former British intelligence officer called on the Government to respond by keeping a record of everyone who buys a 3D printer.

UK Shadow Police Minister Jack Dromey warned: "This is a bizarre and dangerous proposal. A plastic machine gun could go unnoticed by airport security, putting the travelling public at risk of terrorist attack."

Andrea Rossel, whose sister Fiona was murdered in the 7/7 London terror attacks, said: "There is enough bad stuff on the internet but this is just adding to the threat we face."

Britain is thought to have avoided IS massacres because of the difficulty obtaining automatic weapons, like the ones used in the Paris attacks.

But pro-gun activist Wilson said he could release the code for his 3D machine gun as early as April.

He is locked in a legal battle with the White House after it ordered him to take down the online code for his pistol.

The 27-year-old said of his new project: "I promise you the reason you haven't seen this yet is because it has been artificially delayed. I would have demonstrated this for you if I was allowed to.

"I am fighting my fight with the government but we have a whole new range of things. …

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