Japanese 3D-Printed Gun Maker Is Sentenced To Two Years In Jail

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Yoshitomo Imura, an employee at the Shonan Institute of Technology in Japan, was arrested last may for printing and firing a 3D-printed gun called the ZigZag. He printed three guns in total and was arrested for running afoul of Japan’s strict gun laws.

The prosecutors warned that Imura’s actions were a threat and felt he was “flaunting” his skill. They wrote:

“This has shown that anyone can illegally manufacture guns with a 3D printer, flaunting their knowledge and skill, and it is an offense to make our country’s strict gun controls into a dead letter,” stated Presiding Judge Koji Inaba.

Imura claimed he didn’t know about the laws associated with 3D printing guns but, it seems, the Japanese courts have made him an example.

via 3DPrint

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