Utah man arrested after threatening to use 3D printed gun to carry out mass shooting.

By |2018-08-30T14:22:08-08:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |10 Comments

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.

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  1. Anonymous August 30, 2018 at 7:10 am

    The battle to stop 3D-printed guns, explained
    Policymakers are trying to stop the spread of firearms that could bypass federal and state laws.


    Despite court order, owner of 3D-printed gun blueprints is distributing them anyway
    The libertarian activist who owns the 3D-printed gun blueprints says he has found a way around a federal court order.


    • Anonymous August 30, 2018 at 9:26 am

      “The libertarian activist who owns the 3D-printed gun blueprints says he has found a way around a federal court order.”
      WTF is wrong with people???

  2. anon August 30, 2018 at 7:30 am

    My Bet 5 months…not 5 years…

  3. anon August 30, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Note Product placement G.

  4. Anonymous August 30, 2018 at 10:07 am

    You know who I would sue first? The asshole Libertarian who posted it on line. His smug face makes me want to punch him. Once someone is shot with his design (and you know this will happen), I would sue him for all that he has. Then we can watch this Libertarian cry.

  5. Anon August 30, 2018 at 12:56 pm


    “During the hearing, Kelly Jones, the former wife of Alex Jones, protested outside the Travis County courthouse in support of the parents, with signs that read “Honk 4 Sandy Hook kids.”

    “Texans do care about justice, we care about bullies,” Kelly said. “We’re a strong state and we don’t put up with people bullying kids or parents of murdered schoolkids. We’re not gonna tolerate that, we’re gonna stand out here and protest peacefully.””

  6. anonymous August 30, 2018 at 3:18 pm


    “Bennett who goes by the name “Kent State gun girl” planned a huge rally with right-wing groups including InfoWars and Patriot Prayer for Sept. 29”

  7. anon August 30, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    FYI>”Since the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012, training programs like this one have been spreading throughout the country with little attention. I covered two of these trainings in the documentary I co-produced, G Is for Gun, which will air in September on the PBS WORLD Channel. The Trump administration’s push to arm schoolteachers has raised red flags for gun-control proponents, yet many Americans are unaware that there are already scores of teachers, administrators, school nurses, and bus drivers in at least 13 states packing heat. Shockingly, the exact number of states or schools with armed teachers is unknown.”
    So far, the majority of school districts that have said they are arming teachers have been in largely rural, mostly white communities. Yet schools serving low-income, black and brown students may feel the weight of misguided responses to school shootings.”


  8. anon August 30, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    OT-FYI “On Sept. 15, 2015, emergency dispatchers got a call from LaFountain, whose last name at was Bilecki at that time. LaFountain told dispatchers that her 4-month-old child wasn’t breathing. The child died in Fairbanks’ local hospital about an hour after the initial call.

    Police said that forensic analysis revealed that, about an hour before dispatchers got a call about the 4-month-old child, LaFountain had conducted multiple “suspicious searches” online. Those included “ways to suffocate;” “Ways to kill human with no proof;” “16 steps to kill someone and not get caught.”


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