Firearms made using 3D printers have been discovered in Scotland for the first time, it has been revealed. Police Scotland confirmed to police magazine 1919, following a freedom of information request, that two incidents involving 3D guns occurred last year. One incident took place in the Argyll and West Dunbartonshire division in April, followed by another in Tayside a month later. Forensic services, which also flagged the issue, told the Scottish Police Authority they were handling increasingly complex cases involving such firearms. Firearms expert David Dyson told the magazine: “(The guns) can be made quite quickly and easily from a 3D printer, and then you need some metal components – it requires a bit of skill but a fairly practical person would be able to do it.” Police Scotland said it was keeping on top of the issue and spoke regularly with bodies such as the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (Nabis).

via bbc: 3D printed guns found in Scotland for first time

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