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Homemade guns built for less than $20 are 'up close and personal' weapons present in Saskatchewan
'Everyone is accurate at 1 foot away': Zip guns are rare but dangerous
By Alec Salloum, CBC News Posted: Dec 12, 2017
Jooyoung Lee, an associate professor at the University of Toronto, says there is no one size fits all description of a zip gun user.
Lee focuses on gun violence and the effect it has on young men; specifically young black men in south central Los Angeles.
The attraction of the zip gun is that it is more challenging to trace by authorities.
"People who are making homemade zip guns tend to be people who want to stay out of the crosshairs of the government and who want to circumvent the gun control laws that are already on the books," said Lee.
The information to actually build a zip gun is everywhere online, said Lee. Videos, articles even a wikiHow are easily found by a simple Google search.