Weyburn man faces numerous charges in connection with 3-D printed guns

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RCMP say they have seized 3-D printed guns from a Weyburn residence and charged a man. (RCMP - image credit)
RCMP say they have seized 3-D printed guns from a Weyburn residence and charged a man. (RCMP - image credit)

A Weyburn man, 26, is facing eight charges after police raided his home and allegedly found a pair of 3-D printed guns and other weapons.

A 3-D printer creates gun parts by depositing thin slices of material — such as plastics, metals or ceramics — and building the object up layer by layer.

Weapons created using this method still fall under the Firearms Act. Police say the guns would have been untraceable if used in a crime.

There was search at the man's home in November, but he wasn't arrested and charged until this week.

The charges include:

  • Manufacturing a restricted weapon knowing not authorized to do so.

  • Manufacturing a prohibited weapon knowing not authorized to do so.

  • Possessing a restricted weapon together with readily accessible ammunition capable of being discharged in the said firearm and was not the holder of a registration certificate for said firearm.

  • Possessing a prohibited weapon together with readily accessible ammunition capable of being discharged in the said firearm and was not the holder of a registration certificate for said firearm.

  • Possessing a restricted weapon without being the holder of a registration certificate for the firearm.

  • Possessing a prohibited weapon without being the holder of a registration certificate for the firearm.

  • Possessing a prohibited device without being the holder of a licence under which he may possess it (two counts).

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