Those who fear 3D-printed plastic guns take note: a Tennessee man has demonstrated that a deadly firearm can also be made completely out of items available from airport retail stores.
Web developer Evan Booth of Greensboro, North Carolina moonlights as a ‘security expert’ and can make projectile weapons with things like hairdryers and Axe body spray–all of which you can get after you make it through security.
While he has an airport crossbow, blowgun, and spiked club, it’s Booth’s hand-built gun–which he calls his BLUNDERBUSiness Class–that seems most worrisome.
‘I think people have kind of been suspecting that the type of things I’ve built are possible,’ Booth tells Fast Company. ‘I just don’t think anyone’s ever taken the time to do it.’
Booth, who attended East Tennessee State University and earned a degree in digital media, says he embarked on the startling project after airports began to introduce body scanners.
‘It just seemed so invasive, really expensive,’ he said. ‘And if you’re going to go through all that trouble getting into the terminal, why is all this stuff available in the terminal?’
To Booth, whose speaking engagements include hacker conferences across America and abroad, that stuff equaled a disturbing possibility.