A Japanese man was imprisoned for two years after being found guilty of manufacturing guns with a 3D printer and attempting to ‘emasculate’ the country’s strictly enforced gun laws.
Yoshitomo Imura, 28, was first arrested in May at his home in Kawasaki City, just outside Tokyo, where he was found in possession of six weapons, two of which could fire lethal bullets. He also had a 3D printer at home, but no ammunition for the guns.
On Monday, he was found guilty of creating two functional guns between September and December 2013, in violation of Japan’s Swords and Firearms Control law.
Prosecutors had demanded a prison sentence of three-and-a-half years for Imura. He still has an opportunity to appeal the conviction.