Japanese arrested for printing weapons on 3D-printer




Japanese police arrested a young man on charges of illegal possession of firearms, made ​​with the help of 3D-printer . This is the first case of detention in Japan.

According to news agency Japan Times, a resident of Kawasaki Yoshimoto Imura printed on 3D-printer set of plastic guns, two of which are real bullets. At the same time, when they searched the home of 27-year Man cartridges were found.

Previously Imura, an employee of one of the Institutes of Technology in Japan, posted a video on the Internet showing a process of manufacturing weapons in everyday life. In one of the videos shows a man shooting from 3D-printed gun. One such shot can knock 10 folded sheets of plywood.

According to the Japanese, he did not know what weapons are considered illegal, and drawings for pistols were downloaded from foreign sites. However, ignorance of local law does not exempt him from responsibility. In Japan there is a very strict control of arms trafficking in comparison with other countries. According to the National Police Agency in 2012 in Japan as a result of the use of firearms killed 15 people. In the U.S. , these figures are far higher.

3D-printing technology is gaining popularity. With its help, you can print not only firearms, but also houses , implants, and even food.
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