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Japanese Man Arrested for Possessing Handguns Made By 3D Printer
The Guardian ^ | Thursday 8 May 2014

Posted on 05/08/2014 8:05:46 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Police found five plastic guns, 3D printer and gun-making blueprints in suspect's home in first such case in Japan Share 194

A 27-year-old Japanese man has been arrested for illegally possessing handguns made by a 3D printer, local media has said, marking the first such case in Japan, a country that takes pride in its low crime rate.

Police in April found five plastic guns and a 3D printer at the suspect's home in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo.

Two of the handguns were later proved capable of killing or wounding people, although no bullets were found at his home, public broadcaster NHK said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 3dprinter; banglist; guns; japan

1 posted on 05/08/2014 8:05:46 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

So I guess that’s it for 3-D printers.


2 posted on 05/08/2014 8:06:49 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: nickcarraway

If they also found p kiddie porn, it’s not illegal there, but it would be a sign of derangement


3 posted on 05/08/2014 8:08:31 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: nickcarraway

So a 3D-printed gun is illegal, but possession of child pornography is a-okay?


4 posted on 05/08/2014 8:10:28 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: nickcarraway

Which begs the question - how are the guns dangerous if you can’t buy AMMO in Japan?


5 posted on 05/08/2014 8:11:26 PM PDT by struggle
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To: GeronL; PaulCruz2016

I thought they actually had stricter law there.


6 posted on 05/08/2014 8:11:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Possession in Tokyo and Nagano prefectures is legal unless they changed it very recently but they didn’t. Last time they tried to change it, there was a massive protest. Pervert Nation.


7 posted on 05/08/2014 8:13:32 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: nickcarraway

Someday, they might need to print up some guns real quick when the Chicoms invade.


8 posted on 05/08/2014 8:15:04 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: GeronL

anime hentai would just prove he was a normal japanese man.


9 posted on 05/08/2014 8:15:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: GeronL

But I thought they ban actual intercourse from being shown?


10 posted on 05/08/2014 8:16:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; AFPhys; AD from SpringBay; ADemocratNoMore; aimhigh; AnalogReigns; archy; ...
3-D Printer Ping!

Political power grows out of the nozzle of a 3-D Printer.

11 posted on 05/08/2014 8:29:46 PM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: nickcarraway

BIG effiin’ DEAL. He prints what he prints! This is both a 2nd AND a First Amendment issue!


12 posted on 05/08/2014 8:34:06 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: struggle

3-D ammo?


13 posted on 05/08/2014 8:38:04 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: nickcarraway

Japan’s low crime-rates have NOTHING to do with it’s gun laws —it’s a culture that largely polices itself.

In fact here is the situation in Japan —cops have guns, and professional criminals have guns.

From a democratic perspective, just how palatable is that?I should add that in Japan the public prosecutor can hold you in jail, incommunicado and WITHOUT CHARGES for 24 days, often under round-the-clock questioning.

In fact the Japanese case is exactly what the Founding Fathers were trying to avoid, quite apart from crime rates.


14 posted on 05/08/2014 8:43:11 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: nickcarraway
Two of the handguns were later proved capable of killing or wounding people, although no bullets were found at his home...

Weasel-wording. The guns are not capable of anything. They exist. A person is capable of killing or wounding other people, using just about anything.

15 posted on 05/08/2014 8:51:42 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: 353FMG

That was my thought as well. Anybody who can use a 3D machine to make a functioning gun should easily find a way to create bullets or shells. Its all just a matter of time.


16 posted on 05/08/2014 8:55:08 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: nickcarraway

Personally i’m looking for a Weatherby Mark V TRR-RC, .30-378 no stinking plastic guns for me.


17 posted on 05/08/2014 9:00:38 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: nickcarraway

A lesson to go buy 3 or 4 originals this weekend.


18 posted on 05/08/2014 9:16:57 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: lee martell

The bullet and the case wouldn’t be much of a problem. The primer and powder is not something that can be printed.


19 posted on 05/08/2014 10:03:23 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Would be easier to make modern day gyro jet 3D pistols, bullets are actually rockets, don’t need primers or powders but save basically rocket propellant.

Gyrojets were made many years ago but are not effective at close ranges, you could actually dodge them, but they sped up faster as they traveled.


20 posted on 05/08/2014 10:27:05 PM PDT by Spartan302
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From what I understand, the Gyrojets were only good at short range and not too accurate at that.


21 posted on 05/08/2014 11:00:32 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
From what I understand, the Gyrojets were only good at short range and not too accurate at that.

Biggest problem was that they exactly identified the position of the person firing them with smoke trail and cloud of smoke.

22 posted on 05/09/2014 3:49:05 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: 2harddrive

“This is both a 2nd AND a First Amendment issue!”

Not in Japan ;)


23 posted on 05/09/2014 5:35:35 AM PDT by PissAndVinegar
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To: nickcarraway

Molesting kids on video is okay if they blur out a tiny spot? That’s inhumanly sicko.


24 posted on 05/09/2014 5:58:59 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: from occupied ga
LOL, yeah - that would be a slight problem!
25 posted on 05/09/2014 8:10:03 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: gaijin
[Japan’s low crime-rates have NOTHING to do with it’s gun laws —it’s a culture that largely polices itself.]

Confucian dogma says if children are raised in the correct manner social responsibility becomes almost instinctive.

26 posted on 05/09/2014 11:33:35 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: gaijin
In fact the Japanese case is exactly what the Founding Fathers were trying to avoid, quite apart from crime rates

Also, they are homogenious. Even so, I would not want to live like they do although I'd love to visit and go to the Akihibara district where they sell cool electronics.
27 posted on 05/09/2014 12:49:59 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: nickcarraway

they also require swords to be registered.


28 posted on 05/09/2014 1:11:25 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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