Gee, isn’t technology wonderful?
Courtesy of Deseret News:
A South Jordan man faces a criminal charge after police say he threatened to commit a mass shooting at a small South Salt Lake school using a gun made from a 3D printer.
Austin James David West, 23, was charged Aug. 9 in South Salt Lake Justice Court with making a threat of violence, a class B misdemeanor.
On Aug. 8, West was arrested at his home after he talked with another student “about using a gun to shoot students at Broadview University,” according to a Salt Lake County Jail report.
“The statements were forwarded to the university, which caused the university dean to be fearful that a school shooting was actually going to take place. An email had to be sent to faculty and students warning them of the threat of a shooting at the school. The school chose to remain open,” the report states.
West sent several texts to another student he has known for several years, stating that he would commit a shooting that “people would be talking about,” according to a search warrant affidavit unsealed Tuesday in 3rd District Court.
“The text messages sent by the suspect reference killing people with a 3D printed gun so the gun could not be traced back to him. The message contained images of what appears to be a male in a video holding a rifle while standing over another male that is lying on the ground,” the warrant states.
This guy is described as being fascinated with guns and being quite interested in serial killers, school shooters, and other mass casualty type events.
So you know the perfect person to be able to bypass all of those silly background checks and waiting periods and simply print his own weapon of death right in the comfort of his own home.
Let me assure that though this asshole is locked up that there will absolutely be a mass shooting perpetrated with one of these 3D printed guns within the next five years or so.