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Japanese authorities arrest man for ownership of 3D printed firearms

05/08, 9:20pm

Strict gun laws in Japan lead to first 3D printed firearm arrest after video postings

A 27-year-old man was arrested in Japan, stemming from ownership of five firearms he created with a 3D printer, two of which were said to be functional and lethal, according to broadcaster NHK. Yoshitomo Imura, an employee of the Shonan Institute of Technology in Fujisawa in Kawasaki Prefecture, was arrested on illegal weapons possession after posting videos online showing him operating the firearms.

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