Boil­er­maker tried to make sub­ma­chine gun

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News - David Sal­vaire

A boil­er­maker who at­tempted to man­u­fac­ture a sub-ma­chine gun be­cause he could not get a firearms li­cence has avoided jail. Luke Allen Blechyn­den, aged 36, pleaded guilty to one count of un­li­censed man­u­fac­tur­ing of firearms/am­mu­ni­tion in Rock­ing­ham Mag­is­trate’s Court on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 18.

Blechyn­den’s duty lawyer told the court he had found the in­struc­tions on the in­ter­net and planned to use the weapon to hunt kan­ga­roos.

Mag­is­trate Vivien Ed­wards said Blechyn­den’s ex­pla­na­tion was “mind bog­gling”.

Blechyn­den re­ceived a seven-month sus­pended sen­tence and was or­dered to pay $190.85 in court costs.

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