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USU Undergraduate Researcher Tori Bodine

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Firearms constructed with 3D-printed parts aren’t suited for the long haul. After firing a few rounds, barrels warp, break and they’re ready for disposal. And that’s what provides advantages to criminals. Built at home without serial numbers and discarded after use, the untraceable weapons contribute to a larger “ghost gun” problem.

Utah State University undergraduate researcher Tori Bodine wonders just how many of these weapons are in circulation. In the Sacramento, California area alone, she says, ATF agents reported seizure of 270 such firearms in 2017, but those figures may only scratch the surface.

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Naturalist John Muir’s famous quote, “The mountains are calling and I must go …” could be the call of the Western tanager as the...

About Western Tanagers

Lisa Berreau Named Vice President for Research

Utah State University Noelle Cockett has named Lisa Berreau as vice president for research. Berreau has been serving as...

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Aggies Lead Relief Supply Drive Efforts for Navajo Nation

The Navajo Nation, which straddles the Four Corners area of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, spans more than 27,000 square miles...

The 'Navajo Strong' project