Boilermaker tried to make submachine gun
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.