Australian police seize 3D printed gun from meth lab

by ImproGuns

Police in Queensland Australia recently seized a .22lr 3D printed ‘Liberator’ pistol during a raid on a meth lab. The lovely looking nail shown in the picture functions as its firing pin when inserted.

Despite the police having to fan themselves, this find is unimpressive compared with what DIY goodies have been previously uncovered from ‘Bikie’ meth labs.

A homemade submachine gun seized in Warnbro by WA Police

Dr Birt said New South Wales was leading the way in addressing the issue of 3D-printed weapons, having recently passed a bill around possession of 3D-printed firearms.

“There’s no stopping in terms of the technology itself,” he said.

“But through legislation you can obviously have rules associated with the printing and use of these particular firearms.

Since making illegal 3D printed guns illegal twice was such a great success, perhaps they should also consider taking steps to ensure Australia is a Plumbing Free nation.


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  • Tassiebush Tassiebush on Dec 18, 2015

    It's amazing the attitude of panic in some law enforcement circles here. Within the last 12months I saw a news article about the menace of concealable knives that look like credit cards... They were talking about the swiss card knife! Talk about nervous Nellies!

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    • Tassiebush Tassiebush on Dec 22, 2015

      @Benjamin Goldstein Probably banned here too now.

  • Joshua Madoc Joshua Madoc on Dec 22, 2015

    Bows can also kill humans. So can hands. And practically most tools in a Bunnings. Let's see the Turnbull government ban those.