San Bernardino Cops Bust Man Who 3D Printed Guns From Garage
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department tweeted a short video Wednesday of deputies serving a “warrant” related to a previous traffic stop. Deputies uncovered a 3D-printer used to make illegal firearms, otherwise known as “ghost guns.”
“Deputy Ryan Rappisi and our patrol team served a search warrant today related to a previous traffic stop. The usual dope and illegal firearms were recovered, along with a 3D printer capable of producing plastic gun frames for ghost guns. Awesome job!!” tweeted Captain Matt Griffith.
The video shows what appears to be an inexpensive 3D printer, likely the Ender-3 V2 3D Printer. Deputies removed the printer, and multiple printed lowers for pistols from the suspect’s garage.
Deputy Ryan Rappisi and our patrol team served a search warrant today related to a previous traffic stop. The usual dope and illegal firearms were recovered, along with a 3D printer capable of producing plastic gun frames for ghost guns. Awesome job!! pic.twitter.com/wTw64cbLr7
— Captain Matt Griffith (@SBCSDmgriffith) February 4, 2021
Griffith provided no further information on the 3D-printed gun operation. There was no word on if the guns were used by the suspect or supplied to criminal gangs. Without a serial number, police and federal agencies have no way of tracing ownership.
Not too long ago, a 29-year-old Australian man was charged with supplying 3D-printed pistols to criminal gangs across Sydney.
The rise of 3D printing guns is nothing new. As early as 2014, we told readers about Cody Wilson’s libertarian non-profit Defense Distribute using a $1,200 computer-controlled milling machine designed to let anyone make the aluminum lower body of an AR-15 rifle at home.
… and there’s some bad news for the “ghost gun” community, expect the Biden administration to crack down on these untraceable weapons by passing legislation requiring that purchasers of 80% lowers or 3D printing codes to pass federal background checks.
Facing gun and ammo shortages during the pandemic, internet searches among Americans for 3D printed pistols surged.
It’s only a matter of time before the crackdown of ghost guns begin.
Thu, 02/04/2021 – 23:00