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N.L. man faces weapons charges after police seize 3D printed firearms

The Canadian Press   


Search uncovered multiple additively manufactured guns, silencers and firearm barrels.

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Police say a Newfoundland man is facing 140 weapons-related charges following the seizure of a large number of illegally acquired and produced firearms, including 3D-printed guns.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said in a news release today they conducted searches at two homes on the Avalon Peninsula on Feb. 11 and found three 3D printers allegedly used to manufacture firearms and found an array of partially 3D-printed guns.

Police say they also found various weapons allegedly manufactured with 3D printing technology, such as silencers and firearm barrels.

They say they also found four non-restricted firearms, two restricted firearms, nine prohibited firearms, assorted magazines, a bulletproof vest and ammunition.


Police say 40-year-old Scott Waterman of Torbay, N.L., faces 140 charges related to the possession of firearms and the manufacturing and trafficking of weapons.

They say one other person was arrested in connection with the two searches.


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