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A Japanese Man Became the Firs Person to Get Prison Time for 3D-Printed Guns

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posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:06 PM
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Yesterday, a Japanese man was sentenced to two years in prison for manufacturing 3D-printed guns. Yo#omo Imura, a 28-year-old from Kawasaki, was arrested in May after posting a video of himself assembling his very illegal firearm to YouTube, which probably wasn’t the best idea on his part.


Well.. It's already starting. How do they plan on enforcing this legislation with everyone when everyone is doing it?

Are they going to limit access to printers, materials?

Is our world about to enter into a new similar to that of the industrial revolution?
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posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:08 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

When everyone has guns, everyone will be alot more polite to each other.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:09 PM
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I think the video made it quite obvious what he was doing. It's more likely you get arrested for posting up videos of criminal offiences that if he had just printed it and kept it in his basement.
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posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:11 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: onequestion

When everyone has guns, everyone will be alot more polite to each other.


Good, can't wait.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:16 PM
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a reply to: stormcell

Exactly, if more people would keep some parts of their lives a bit more private they wouldn't get in trouble.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:17 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: onequestion

When everyone has guns, everyone will be alot more polite to each other.


umm isnt that essentially how the wild west was born? everyone had guns, and bugger all people were polite to each other?



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:23 PM
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What is the role of guns in Japan, the developed world's least firearm-filled nation and perhaps its strictest controller? In 2008, the U.S. had over 12 thousand firearm-related homicides. All of Japan experienced only 11, fewer than were killed at the Aurora shooting alone. And that was a big year: 2006 saw an astounding two, and when that number jumped to 22 in 2007, it became a national scandal. By comparison, also in 2008, 587 Americans were killed just by guns that had discharged accidentally.

Almost no one in Japan owns a gun. Most kinds are illegal, with onerous restrictions on buying and maintaining the few that are allowed. Even the country's infamous, mafia-like Yakuza tend to forgo guns; the few exceptions tend to become big national news stories.


So there's that...
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posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:28 PM
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originally posted by: okamitengu

originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: onequestion

When everyone has guns, everyone will be alot more polite to each other.


umm isnt that essentially how the wild west was born? everyone had guns, and bugger all people were polite to each other?


Look at all the gun laws and gun restrictions we have now.

Are we a polite society now?

lolz



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:33 PM
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Japan has a very polite society.....so yea, it does work in a small nation with a specific culture.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:34 PM
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Yea, we never here about the law abiding citizens that carry firearms that stop mass killings only the ones were no one is carrying and everyone is mowed down by the maniac.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:37 PM
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Just wait till some genius invents and uses a 3D printer with explosive media.

They can potentially print explosives to look like everyday objects. That will be interesting if it can be done.




posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:39 PM
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originally posted by: Thorneblood
a reply to: beezzer

Japan has a very polite society.....so yea, it does work in a small nation with a specific culture.


Small nation, specific culture aside, if 3D printing takes off, there won't be enough DHS/TSA agents to confiscate all the weapons that'll be made.

Your opinion, my opinion of the matter will be made pointless.

Like the sun rising in the East, no amount of politicking, no amount of legislating, no amout of screaming, crying, complaining, or noise will stop a mass production of these firearms.

So I say YAY.

But others may say boo.

Perhaps, like gated communities, there will be gun-free communities that people can live in if they don't like the idea of that many firearms loose to the great unwashed.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:39 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer

originally posted by: okamitengu

originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: onequestion

When everyone has guns, everyone will be alot more polite to each other.


umm isnt that essentially how the wild west was born? everyone had guns, and bugger all people were polite to each other?


Look at all the gun laws and gun restrictions we have now.

Are we a polite society now?

lolz


Look at what samurai culture did for Japan.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:50 PM
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Resulted in excellent movies and anime?



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:58 PM
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I think you guys are over reacting to a largely irrelevant issue. 3d printing is still an emerging, and let's face it, expensive technology for the average person. Its very nature implies a lack of tight control, but controls and rules will be applied none the less.

In our case, America that is, it will only be relevant to gun enthusiasts what happens with gun printing.

Best case scenario: Make and sell your own guns with the knowledge that every printer has some sort of unique identifier that shows who made it for legal purposes/law enforcement. Remember, we will be in that always online society soon.

After all, you are right about that part. They cannot stop it.

But they sure as hell can use the law to ensure it doesn't become overly harmful to society.
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posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:58 PM
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japan has a long long history of banning all its citizens from owning wepons this was the birth of many martal arts wepons and many of japans martal arts themselfs



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 06:11 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer

originally posted by: okamitengu

originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: onequestion

When everyone has guns, everyone will be alot more polite to each other.


umm isnt that essentially how the wild west was born? everyone had guns, and bugger all people were polite to each other?


Look at all the gun laws and gun restrictions we have now.

Are we a polite society now?

lolz


im not saying that, I'm only pointing out that historically evidence indicates that we don't "become more polite" when everyone has guns.

and the samurai are a really bad example for the guy that used it, while they were polite to each other, but not everyone in Japanese society could have a sword, only the samurai.

and the samurai were openly aggressive to those who were not armed. the farmers and merchants.
so that society is not a good example, because only an elite class was armed.

im not anti gun, but I am for using actual history for making predictions on human behavior to certain conditions



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 06:13 PM
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Your wrong.

In an environment where it's respect or die people have a tendency to be more respectfully.

Don't believe me? Look at Japanese culture. Their history.

Also go if you and hang out with real mobsters. They have a culture of respect around them through fear. If you deal with gangsters you will be respectful.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 06:57 PM
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Wow that is an incredibly narrow minded and historically inaccurate interpretation of the facts.
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History of the Samurai
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posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 08:29 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: okamitengu

Your wrong.

In an environment where it's respect or die people have a tendency to be more respectfully.

Don't believe me? Look at Japanese culture. Their history.

Also go if you and hang out with real mobsters. They have a culture of respect around them through fear. If you deal with gangsters you will be respectful.


you would only be respectful out of fear. Why do people need more things to fear about?

The way to have a more respectful society would be to raise all children from here on out to be polite and respectful.

That is the only way. Guns should not bring about manners, Your parents should have taught you that.

There is nothing wrong with gun control laws, we have them up here in Canada where there are millions of guns.

Here you have to take course's and get licenced in order to own a gun. The best part of it all is that our gun related deaths are far lower then in the states. In Canada we have 2.2 gun related deaths per 100,000 people a year. Where as in the states, they average out to about 10.30 gun related deaths per 100,000 people a year. (stats from wikipedia)

That number will only grow if more people had guns.

Americans are half ass following in our footprints with the universal healthcare, maybe its about time they follow our lead on gun control.

I am not against guns, as I am from Canada and everyone I know is a hunter. They are all Licenced and know how to properly take care of and handle their guns in an appropriate mannor.

You dont see people walking around up here with 50 cals, assault rifles ordering food from restaurants..... Why? because of gun control.

Canada is not perfect I know that, we still got work to do our selves but the states need to do something as well.

You can't drive a car without a licence so why cant you have a licence to have and transport firearms?

People blow gun rights issues out of purportion some times, same with universal healthcare.

or here is a tip.... if you want your way, you can just buy your local politicians and get them to do what you want. The NRA is doing that... but they are wasting money on blocking the surgeon general nomination down there.



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