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    Default Man Convicted of Selling Gun Conversion Devices

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    He illegally imported devices that convert semi-automatic handguns into fully automatic weapons.

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a Utah man of illegally importing and selling devices to convert semi-automatic handguns into fully automatic weapons.

    Gary Mark Hill, a 42-year-old former investment banker, was accused of importing from China and selling conversion devices for Glock handguns in Utah without having paid a special occupation tax or registering as required by law, prosecutors said.

    The conversion devices are known as Glock auto switches "are parts designed solely and exclusively for the purpose of converting a semi-automatic handgun into a machine gun,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah.

    Hill sold multiple devices to three undercover Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents in February and March 2017, authorities said. A search warrant of his car and home found 11 more conversion devices, authorities said.

    “There are few transactions more dangerous than an anonymous and unregulated exchange of cash for machine guns,” U.S. Attorney John Huber said in a statement Wednesday.

    He faces up to 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date is scheduled for March 5.


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    Default Re: Man Convicted of Selling Gun Conversion Devices

    He got them from China,I wonder if they were the ones I saw on Wish?
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    Default Re: Man Convicted of Selling Gun Conversion Devices

    Quote Originally Posted by Krichardson View Post
    He got them from China,I wonder if they were the ones I saw on Wish?
    Yup.

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    Default Re: Man Convicted of Selling Gun Conversion Devices

    Quote Originally Posted by wew3 View Post
    He faces up to 10 years in federal prison.
    *phew* Good thing he didn’t burn a gay flag, or he’d be facing some REAL time.
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    Default Re: Man Convicted of Selling Gun Conversion Devices

    Anybody have a picture of one of these?

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    Default Re: Man Convicted of Selling Gun Conversion Devices

    “There are few transactions more dangerous than an anonymous and unregulated exchange of cash for machine guns,” U.S. Attorney John Huber said in a statement Wednesday.
    I bet the AG of the US selling firearms to cartels is far worse.
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    Default Re: Man Convicted of Selling Gun Conversion Devices

    No pic but they were selling these conversion units as Airsoft conversion kits. But since airsofts are usually made as a close copy of the original action they could probably fitted to a real Glock.

    What I would like to know is how the feds found out he had them and could arrange for 3 undercover purchases. My guess is he paid for them with a credit card and the agencies monitoring these kinds of purchases (in the name of terrorism) fingered him. Or it was a setup from the beginning and the feds ran the website.

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    Default Re: Man Convicted of Selling Gun Conversion Devices

    Quote Originally Posted by Delkal View Post
    No pic but they were selling these conversion units as Airsoft conversion kits. But since airsofts are usually made as a close copy of the original action they could probably fitted to a real Glock.

    What I would like to know is how the feds found out he had them and could arrange for 3 undercover purchases. My guess is he paid for them with a credit card and the agencies monitoring these kinds of purchases (in the name of terrorism) fingered him. Or it was a setup from the beginning and the feds ran the website.
    Are the parts pieces of stamped metal that can be used in other application other than firearms?

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    Default Re: Man Convicted of Selling Gun Conversion Devices

    Quote Originally Posted by bogey1 View Post
    Anybody have a picture of one of these?
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    Default Re: Man Convicted of Selling Gun Conversion Devices

    Whoops wrong one.
    Cant find the right one now. But its super easy to find the machinists specs on google

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