Australian Police Arrest Man for 3D Printed 15-Round Firearm

Australian Police Arrest Man for 3D Printed 15-Round Firearm


Police in Western Australia arrested an 18-year-old for allegedly building a 15-round firearm out of plastic using a 3D printer.

CNN points to its Australian affiliate Nine News, which indicates the man allegedly made the firearm over the course of two days, using materials that cost $28.

They note that the gun could fire 15 rounds.

A teenager is facing years in prison after police seized a fully-functioning 3D printed gun. @_KelHaywood #9News pic.twitter.com/R5pur2A7il

— 9News Perth (@9NewsPerth) June 13, 2022

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The 18-year-old the police arrested is “charged with offenses including the unlicensed manufacture of firearms and ammunition, and possession of a prohibited weapon.”

3D Natives identified the printed firearm as a “4kg gun,” which they say is “able to fire

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