On 26 June, an article from Homeland Security Today says that D-printed guns have gained traction among the far-right — accounting for all but one case — with examples appearing in 5 countries. Since 2019, there have been at least 9 examples of extremists, terrorists, or paramilitaries making, or attempting to make, 3D-printed guns in Europe and Australia. It refers to a report from the Global Network on Technology and Extremism published on 23 June. The report says that analysis of recent cases reveals 4 insights – 3D-printed guns have gained traction among the far-right; many of the cases also involve attempts to make explosives, meaning that 3D-printed guns have supplemented—and not replaced—existing threats; 3D printing is not a shortcut to acquiring a gun, as the process still involves considerable time and effort. It remains to be seen whether their arrival has shortened the attack planning process; and at least one extremist had joined the leading 3D printing gun forum, using it to obtain guidance on his firearms and explosives, seemingly unbeknown to its moderators.
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