Tell me you didn’t see that coming.

So we’re a little more straight-laced in Canada, usually. Sometimes a little too straight-laced for my tastes, but eh. That’s my country and I wouldn’t change it. But loopholes exist, and we create new ones every day. One gigantic loophole no one’s apparently thought of is 3d printing.

See, you’re supposed to be licensed up to your eyeballs to own, whether purchased or otherwise, a gun. That’s, like, the law. We can argue whether it should be all day long and I’m happy to, but it is. The problem is, well, like I said–loopholes. When you can print your own, suddenly the law doesn’t matter a whole lot anymore.

A 34-year-old man has been arrested and is facing charges for allegedly 3D-printing guns at a house in Hanover, Man.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) said the investigation began back in September when officers intercepted a suspicious package at a mail-processing centre in Mississauga, Ont.

The package, which CBSA said was destined for southeastern Manitoba from the United States, had undeclared firearm components inside including metal parts and inserts commonly used to reinforce 3D-printed handguns.

Now, honestly, who didn’t see that coming? If I had to guess, gonna go out on a limb here and say next time he uses UPS. Or, you know, shops a little smidge more local. Because I mean let’s be real here. We all, including the cops, know it’s going to happen again. It’s too easy.


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