Male charged after 3D printed firearms seized

January 14, 2022
Weyburn, Saskatchewan

News release

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A lower receiver for a firearm on a 3D printer
A 3D printed firearm stock

On November 21, 2021, the Saskatchewan RCMP Crime Reduction Team executed a search warrant at a residence on 4th Avenue in Weyburn, SK in relation to an ongoing investigation. Officers located and seized a number of firearms, including two 3D printed firearms.

On January 11, 2022, Crime Reduction Team officers arrested an adult male in relation to this investigation.

Justin McMahon of Weyburn, SK is charged with:

  • 1 count, manufacture a restricted weapon knowing not authorized to do so, Section 99, Criminal Code
  • 1 count, manufacture a prohibited weapon knowing not authorized to do so, Section 99, Criminal Code
  • 1 count, possess a restricted weapon together with readily accessible ammunition capable of being discharged in the said firearm and was not the holder of a registration certificate for said firearm, Section 95, Criminal Code
  • 1 count, possess a prohibited weapon together with readily accessible ammunition capable of being discharged in the said firearm and was not the holder of a registration certificate for said firearm, Section 95, Criminal Code
  • 1 count, possess a restricted weapon without being the holder of a registration certificate for the firearm, Section 91(1), Criminal Code
  • 1 count, possess a prohibited weapon without being the holder of a registration certificate for the firearm, Section 91(1), Criminal Code
  • 2 counts, possess a prohibited device without being the holder of a licence under which he may possess it, Section 91(2), Criminal Code

McMahon will make his first appearance in Weyburn Provincial Court on March 8, 2022.

"It's illegal to manufacture a firearm unless you have a proper firearms business licence to do so. This includes manufacture by traditional methods, or other means," says S/Sgt. Scott Lambie of the Saskatchewan RCMP Crime Reduction Team. "Illegal firearms can present risk to community safety and the Saskatchewan RCMP is committed to removing them from the street. Illegally-manufactured guns are of extra concern because they have no serial number and thus, can't be traced if used in a crime."

Weyburn Police Service, the Canada Border Services Agency and the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team assisted in this investigation.

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