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Sci-fi fan faces sentencing for “idiotic, stupid” 3D printing of guns

Sci-fi fan faces sentencing for “idiotic, stupid” 3D printing of guns
07 Aug
6:12

“Every craftsman wants their work to be acknowledged,” Sicen Sun told NSW District Court today, in response to questions about why he posted 3D printed replica guns he had printed at home for sale on Facebook.

Sun, an accounts manager at an advertising agency, faced sentencing in Sydney this morning for six offences relating to possessing an unauthorised firearm, manufacturing a pistol without a license and advertising a firearm for sale.

Known as Steven, the 28-year-old is the first person in Australia to face sentencing for the possession of a “digital blueprint” of a 3D printed firearm. The law was introduced in New South Wales in 2015 and carries a maximum penalty of 14 years’ jail.

“With 2020 hindsight I realise how silly, idiotic, stupid and naïve my actions were,” Sun told the Downing Centre court.

Sun was arrested in March last year after detectives searched his home in Waverley following a tip-off.

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