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Lee Co. Sheriff concerned with 3D firearms

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LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

"This right here its kind of scary," Lee County Sheriff Rachals said about the creation of a 3D gun.

It's made purely out of plastic but can fire bullets like a normal gun made of metal. Right now, under The Undetectable Firearms Act, it is illegal to possess a gun like this, however in less than a month that ban could be lifted. And the only thing that protects people from the law is if they embed at least 3.7 ounces of metal but if it's removal that poses another problem.

 "If they were to strip that piece of metal out of there, lord knows they can get anywhere. And that's something we don't need to increase the problems," Sheriff Rachals said.

For Lieutenant Colonel Chris Owens, he feels it opens a lot of doors that doesn't need to be opened.

"The way we've been relying upon to catch those and be able to deter that and prevent if from happening, I think its going to be even more of a challenge for us to be able to catch those people," Owens said.

And for Derek Quimbley who works as part of maintenance at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport, believes it's something we have to learn to adapt to.

"It does make it a bit more dangerous it just put everybody on edge right now. They didn't think people would use it for that particular thing, any new product is always perverted a way so its just the next step."

Those at Lee County Sheriffs say things like this is something they are always trying to prepare for, so extra training and learning about the latest technology is how they feel will not only keep them informed but teaches them how to protect residents.

3D gun footage provided by: WWBT, KOLD, WTOL and WMBF

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