NEW YORK (AP) — New York Sen. Charles Schumer says the ability for making an untraceable and undetectable gun with a 3D printer is "stomach-churning."

The senator on Sunday displayed a photo of a plastic gun made by a Texas company using the 3D printer technology.

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He said the guns are capable of firing real bullets and pass unnoticed through metal detectors.

Schumer said the technology means anyone "can open a gun factory in their garage."

He said the company, Defense Distributed, last week announced it had successfully made the plastic gun using a 3D printer. The senator said the company plans to post blueprints for the weapon online this week.

A spokesman for the company couldn't be reached for comment.

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