Police in Manchester have arrested a man for 3D printing the components to a gun - but some have suggested the objects actually appear to be spare printer parts.
Police raided the home in Baguley, Manchester yesterday, finding what they described as a 3D printer, a plastic magazine and trigger, "which could be fitted together to make a viable 3D gun".
"It they are found to be viable components for a 3D gun, it would be the first ever seizure of this kind in the UK," the police said in a statement. "The parts are now being forensically examined by firearms specialists to establish if they could construct a genuine device."
However, some - including Gigaom - have pointed out that the parts may be more benign, noting the item the police say is a trigger looks similar to part of a component listed on Thingiverse, a database of 3D printable designs.
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