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Japanese guy jailed for 3D printing guns

Posted on Tuesday, October 21 2014 @ 15:15:36 CEST by


IT World writes Japanese authorities have sentenced Yoshitomo Imura, a 28-year old engineer, to two years in jail for manufacturing firearms with a 3D printer. A YouTube clip uploaded in May 2014 shows Imura firing one of the guns in a wooded area. Called the ZigZag revolver, it has a capacity of six bullets.
The Yokohama District Court handed down the sentence to Yoshitomo Imura, a 28-year-old former employee of Shonan Institute of Technology who made a number of guns with a 3D printer in his home in Kawasaki outside Tokyo last year.

Imura was arrested in May on a charge of illegal weapons possession in what media reports described as Japan's first such case involving 3D-printed firearms.




 



 

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