Owning a gun in Japan is a no-no. Even a plastic one:
A Japanese court on Monday sentenced a man to two years in prison for making firearms with a 3D printer.
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.
“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,” public broadcaster NHK quoted judge Koji Inaba as saying in the ruling on Monday.
Meanwhile, in other “international gun news,” Police in the United Kingdom have warned gun owners there that “we will be searching your homes for improper firearm storage, without a warrant, because fuck you.”