Production of items/weapons is not yet possible, though a very small selection are available through NPC shops on most starting planets, and a few other locations. While they can be equipped to a character (and stored inside one another - although there is a bug with that atm) they cannot technically be "owned" yet. A full Item inventory should follow soon after Production is released, if all things go to plan.
"May the Grace of Ara go with you, and His Vengeance be wrought upon your enemies."
Hal must you try to insult everyone. Do you have any friends. Or are they a bunch of jerks also.
C-3PO: Sir, it's quite possible this asteroid is not entirely stable.
Han Solo: Not entirely stable. I'm glad you're here to tell us these things. Chewie! Take the Professor in back and plug him into the hyperdrive!