#AceNewsServices – JAPAN – October 25 – A Japanese man has become the first person to receive a prison sentence for designing and printing a 3D gun.
‘Japanese man becomes first person to be jailed for making gun from 3D printer ‘
Yoshitomo Imura, 28, downloaded and printed five plastic guns, two of which could fire real bullets.
He was arrested in May at his home in Kawasaki and on Friday was given a two-year sentenced for creating a deadly firearm by the Yokohama District Court in Japan, a country with extremely strict gun laws.
The former employee of the Shonan Institute of Technology is believed to be the first person to serve jail time for printing 3D guns, which are a growing concern for police around the world.
He also released 3D design data for his guns in videos posted to YouTube, which the ruling Judge Koji Inaba described as “vicious,” according to The Japan News.
He added that he had “flaunted his skills and knowledge and attempted to make gun controls toothless.”
In one video posted last year, Imura assembles the .38-caliber handgun from plastic 3D printed pieces, a few metal pins, screws and rubber bands, then test fires it with blanks.
“Freedom of armaments to all people!!” he writes in the video’s description. “A gun makes power equal!!”
It is thought Imura purchased the 3D printer for about $636.09 online.
#AceWorldNews – SANTIAGO – October 25 (Xinhua) – Chile will apply the anti-terror law in the case of a young man who was killed by a home-made explosive blast last month, local media reported Friday.
The rarely used anti-terror law will be applied in the case involving the death of 29-year-old Sergio Landskron, who was killed on Sept. 25 after picking up an abandoned backpack in down town Santiago that contained a home made explosive device, Deputy Interior Minister Mahmud Aleuy told Chile’s National Television.
“You can’t go around killing people because they don’t think the way you do,” said Aleuy, suggesting it was a politically motivated crime.
The anti-terror law will be applied “every time a terrorist attempt takes place in Chile,” Aleuy added. ‘ The incident occurred just two weeks after another blast injured 14 people at an underground shopping passageway, the worst attack in Chile in 24 years.
Three suspects were arrested after the Sept. 25 blast, who were members of a self-proclaimed anarchist group believed to have planted nearly 200 explosive devices since 2005 at financial institutions and police stations.