‘Bulletproof’ Season 2 Episode 4 features 3D-printed ‘ghost’ guns, a growing law enforcement headache

Spoilers for ‘Bulletproof’ Season 2 Episode 4

Regardless of all of the comedy and high-octane motion, ‘Bulletproof’ brings up a lot of socially related points. And in Season 2 Episode 4, they bring about up one thing that’s a growing concern across the globe.

Within the episode, Aaron Bishop (Noel Clarke), Ronnie Pike (Ashley Walters) and their group go up in opposition to former troopers who’ve now began promoting weapons. Whereas going by means of their manufacturing unit, the unit comes throughout 3D printers engaged on untraceable plastic weapons. These so-called “ghost weapons” are a main headache for law enforcement officers around the globe. A ghost gun is any form of firearm constructed at residence with out a producer’s serial quantity, making them virtually inconceivable to hint.

With the arrival of commercially viable 3D-printing, ghost weapons have turn out to be infinitely simpler to supply and are subsequently starting to turn out to be a rising concern for law enforcement, each within the US and overseas. One notable crime that was dedicated with a ghost gun is the Saugus Excessive Faculty taking pictures of November 2019, an incident that price the lives of three individuals together with the perpetrator. 

What’s shocking is that these DIY weapons, whereas banned in sure states, are nonetheless authorized underneath US federal law. This will change within the coming years with ATF and FBI officers pushing for this “loophole” to be closed earlier than it results in an uncontrollable enhance in crimes dedicated utilizing these untraceable weapons.

The manufacture of unregistered firearms together with 3D-printed ghost weapons is against the law in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and California. Within the final solid, individuals can construct firearms at residence however they should move a background examine and procure a serial quantity from the state authorities earlier than finishing the construct.

With 3D printers getting increasingly more superior with every passing yr, ghost weapons are sure to turn out to be much more harmful than they already are. And at the same time as law enforcement officers race to meet up with technological developments, it is good to see the problem being highlighted on the present, elevating consciousness of the hazards of those DIY weapons.

‘Bulletproof’ Season 2 airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm ET on The CW.

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