Man Sentenced For Selling Home Manufactured Machine Guns
By Tom Knighton
With the anti-gun zealots all up in arms about 3D printing and how that will arm criminals, remember that criminals have had no problems arming themselves at this point.
For example, California sentenced a man to 18 months in federal prison for selling guns he made, reportedly based on YouTube tutorials.
A Sacramento-area man was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison Thursday, a year after he sold two homemade guns to an undercover federal agent.
Allan Rivers made the guns using tutorials on YouTube, according to his attorney. Federal prosecutors say in July and August 2017, Rivers sold three guns to an undercover agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Two sales went down in Sacramento, while a third took place at a Chevy’s in Richmond, according to court records.
The guns are described by federal prosecutors as machine guns, including an Uzi. Rivers’ attorney, though, described them more as amateur attempts at machine guns, and said ATF agents were unable to get them to function properly during test firing.
Ah, the incompetence defense.
Pretty sure that wasn’t going to work no matter what.
The issue here is that Rivers made what he believed to be machine guns, sold what he …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms