The Government of New South Wales (NSW) released a statement on Tuesday (Aug. 11) of a man arrested at his St Marys home charged with supplying unregistered pistols and parts to unauthorized people across Sydney.
Criminal Groups Squad detectives seized five 3D-printed pistols and parts in an early Tuesday morning raid.
"Following extensive inquiries, Strike Force Raptor detectives, with assistance from Strike Force Raptor Operations Support Group (OSG), executed a search warrant at home at St Mary's from 6 am today (Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020)," the statement read.
The man was charged with "two counts of supply unregistered firearm (pistol), four counts of unauthorized supply of firearm part, three counts of supply/give ammunition to a person not authorized and unlawfully sell firearm parts three times or more within one year," the release said.
NSW Police Force posted a picture of the raid on Twitter, of what appears to be the man in custody, along with three other photos of the 3D-printed pistols and parts.
It's not entirely clear how 3D-printed firearms will change government policies in Australia, nevertheless, across the world, but one thing is already certain that gun control is becoming a dead issue. The rise of Defense Distributed has terrified the US government.