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Title    Man Who Used CNC Mill to Manufacture AR-15 "Lowers" Sentenced to 41 Months
Date    Friday February 17 2017, @11:19PM
Author    Fnord666
Topic   
from the courts-aren't-buying-it dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/02/17/1823247

Phoenix666 writes:

It's still illegal to manufacture firearms for others without a license.

A Sacramento, California man was sentenced Thursday to over three years in prison for unlawful manufacture of a firearm and one count of dealing firearms.

Last year, Daniel Crownshield, pleaded guilty to those counts in exchange for federal prosecutors dropping other charges. According to investigators, Crowninshield, known online as "Dr. Death," would sell unfinished AR-15 lower receivers, which customers would then pay for him to transform into fully machined lower receivers using a computer numerically controlled (CNC) mill. (In October 2014, Cody Wilson, of Austin, Texas, who has pioneered 3D-printed guns, began selling a CNC mill called "Ghost Gunner," designed to work specifically on the AR-15 lower.)

"In order to create the pretext that the individual in such a scenario was building his or her own firearm, the skilled machinist would often have the individual press a button or put his or her hands on a piece of machinery so that the individual could claim that the individual, rather than the machinist, made the firearm," the government claimed in its April 14 plea agreement.

So, if he taught a class in how to do it would he also then be a criminal?


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Links

  1. "Phoenix666" - https://soylentnews.org/~Phoenix666/
  2. "It's still illegal to manufacture firearms for others without a license" - https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/02/man-who-sold-access-to-cnc-mill-to-make-untraceable-guns-sentenced-to-41-months/
  3. "sentenced" - https://www.justice.gov/usao-edca/pr/sacramento-gun-manufacturer-sentenced-prison-manufacturing-and-assisting-others
  4. "pleaded guilty" - https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/04/dr-death-pleads-guilty-to-making-selling-ar-15-rifle-components/
  5. "began selling a CNC mill called "Ghost Gunner," - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/10/making-a-homemade-metal-semi-automatic-rifle-just-got-crazy-easy/
  6. "claimed" - https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2803985-Crowninshield-Plea-Agreement-0.html#document/p14/a290065
  7. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=18640

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