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May 8, 2014 5:39 AM

3D Printed Handguns

JAPAN - Japanese police arrested a man on suspicion of possessing handguns created by a 3D printer.

The 27-year-old college employee was charged with hiding two plastic handguns at his home in Kawasaki City, near Tokyo.

The man posted video of the guns on the internet.

Police seized five plastic handguns and determined two could have been used to inflict bodily harm.

Police did not find any live ammunition.

They said the man admitted to using a 3D printer at his home to make the guns but said he didn't think it was illegal.

Police said the man stored data for a handgun design on his computer and used the blueprint to make the guns.

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