Most existing security measures for weapons detection rely on one basic assumption: the weapon is made of metal. When that assumption isn’t met, everything tends to break down. Which explains why a 3D printed gun, made of plastic, sailed through the security checkpoint at Israel’s parliament and has caused the politicians there to collectively lose their mind . . .
Knesset officer, Brigadier General Yossi Griff, News-10 responded “that” this is a new phenomenon that puts all the security systems in the country and the world a whole new challenge. Knesset as all government offices and public institutions, are now looking into the matter in order to give it a professional as soon as possible. “It was reported that” the Knesset officer is in constant contact with other security agencies in the country to reach a quick solution and the optimal new threat created.
Having never gone to Hebrew school, I couldn’t read the article in its original language. But the Google translated version paints a picture of a legislature concerned that an assassin will slip through their security system to take one of them out. This in a country where the government is already “cracking down” on gun ownership among civilians.
It looks to me like things are about to get a whole lot worse at security checkpoints. If I were a savvy investor, I’d be dropping some coin into the stocks of companies that make those 3D imaging machines that have people so up in arms at US airports.