Any technology, if they are really good, sooner or later turn into a murder weapon. 3D-press exception to the rule did not.
It was found that with the appropriate printer can easily make pistols. Literally at home. What many people became happy to use it.
The authorities of some civilized countries did not appreciate the enthusiasm of citizens. The other day, a Japanese court has decided to recall that such initiatives are punishable. And quite severely.
Yosimoto Imura, a 28-year resident of the city of Kawasaki, threatened with imprisonment for a term of 2 years. Local police arrested him in May, when met with the invention called ZigZag.
The man posted on YouTube video where boasted homemade revolver. Rather – just a few. Six-device with a drum he designed through 3D-printing.
Thus Imura repeated the feat Cody Wilson, creator of the famous Liberator. The latter, however, escaped prosecution – US law enforcement agencies have restricted the removal of the drawings of the network.
Guardians of the order of the rising sun were less forgiving. Yosimoto was charged with illegal manufacture and possession of firearms.
Remarkably, the prosecutor immediately demanded imprisonment of 3.5 years. As a warning to everyone else who is going to get the same arsenal.
Only through personal lawyer Imura succeeded milder verdict. Behind barbed wire guy go “only” 24 months.
Although he still has a chance to get rid of fright. Lawyers advocating, planning to file an appeal.