Western Australian police found the 3D-printed gun and a number of other firearms after issuing a search warrant at the 18-year-old’s home.
According to the information in TRT News, Detective Senior Sergeant Blair Smith told reporters, “This firearm, although it looks like a toy, has the ability to cause significant harm to our community. It is deeply worrying that this man can produce this firearm at home with a 3D printer and ready-made equipment.” he said he
According to Nine News, the plastic gun can fire 15 bullets with one pull of the trigger. Nine argued that it took two days for the police to produce with equipment costing less than A$40.
Last year, the Western Australian government proposed replacing gun materials to make the manufacture of plastic 3D firearms illegal.
According to the proposal, anyone caught with plans or instructions on how to do them would be sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison.
In Australia, it is illegal for civilians to own fully automatic weapons. All other gun ownership is heavily regulated and limited to individuals over the age of 18 with a valid license.