An unfinished 3D-printed Glock pistol frame. Photos: Jenny Riffle

The 3D-Printed Gun Isn’t Coming. It’s Already Here.

All you need is a blueprint, a polymer, a printer, and a knowledge of government regulations—so you know how to bend them

Kim Kelly
GEN
Published in
21 min readAug 13, 2020

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On October 9, 2019 — Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year — a young white man attempted to enter a synagogue in Halle, Germany, with what appeared to be at least six

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Kim Kelly
GEN
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Freelance journalist, organizer, and all-around troublemaker covering labor, politics, and culture for GEN, Teen Vogue, the Baffler, the New Republic, and more.