Omaha man sentenced for making device that converts pistol into automatic firearm | Crime-and-courts
An Omaha man has been sentenced to federal prison for producing and selling 3D-printed devices that convert a semi-automatic pistol into an automatic firearm.
Riley Griffy, 29, was sentenced Friday to four years and nine months in federal prison.
Griffy used a 3D printer to produce illegal devices known as ‘Glock switches’ or ‘converter switches’, small attachments that convert a semi-automatic Glock pistol into an automatic weapon capable of firing five rounds of ammo. one pull of the trigger, according to a plea agreement.
US Attorney Jan Sharp said in a press release that the attachment itself is considered a machine gun under federal law.
In April, Griffy sold a converter switch to a confidential informant. He continued to produce and sell the attachments until his arrest in June. In total, it has manufactured and sold nine conversion devices and one silencer, according to the statement.
Griffy was charged with unlawful possession of a machine gun, possession of an unregistered machine gun and tampering with evidence, according to a court document. He accepted a plea deal and pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession.
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There is no parole in the federal system. After serving his prison sentence, Grify will begin a three-year period of probation, according to the press release.
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