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Gangland submachine gun maker jailed

TT/Stuart Roberts · 11 Dec 2009, 10:48

Published: 11 Dec 2009 10:48 GMT+01:00

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The man constructed machine guns in his own time in a halfway house in Bohuslän, on Sweden’s west coast. He transported the automatic weapons in cartons to a house in the area of Vågmästareplatsen, on the island of Hisingen in Gothenburg, where they were received by a 29-year-old man.

The man claimed that five weapons that he had built were replicas that would not work. But police technical analysis showed that the guns were fully functioning, according to the newspaper Göteborgs-Posten.

In the hallway of the man’s home among a collection of slippers, police found no fewer than 27 box parts or boxes, 26 weapons or weapons parts, and six pipe parts or pipes.

The prosecutor, Kristina Ehrenborg-Staffas, called the workroom “a pure weapons factory”.

“Moreover, it is extremely nasty, when you think about which actors are involved,” she added.

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The 29-year-old man who allegedly ordered the weapons received one year’s jail.

TT/Stuart Roberts (news@thelocal.se)

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17:24 December 11, 2009 by Audrian
He is not any different than big corporations (rich countries) that are selling weapons in Africa and the Middle East. The more wars and the better is the profit. The US refused to sign light weapon proliferation treaty because it affects the bottom line of light weapon producing companies.

Man, use your creative mind for producing socially acceptable commodities!
20:05 December 11, 2009 by Nemesis
He belongs in jail.

The question that needs to be really asked here is this.

Why has this guy not ended up in an engineering company or engineering research unit?
03:09 December 12, 2009 by Davey-jo

I think the question that should be asked is what was he doing with a collection of slippers? This is obviously a perverted preoccupation and indicative of a state of mind that goes completely against the work ethic of western civilisation. A man with slippers has too much free time to think up devious plots; a man with a collection of slippers is clearly in league with the devil himself.
08:46 December 12, 2009 by Nemesis
@ Davey-jo

I am just noticing that. OK this guy is just f**ked up.

I suppose it takes all sorts:)

At least he is using his inititive. I have noticed the usual right wingers who run Sweden down are not commenting:)
08:52 December 12, 2009 by Stormysmoker

They are probably all at home wearing thier slippers!
12:32 December 14, 2009 by Bensonradar
Unfortunately, it is not difficult to take replicas and make then into lethal firing weapons.

You can buy them in various EU countries, and with a little gunsmith knowledge make them fire live rounds.

This has been being going on for a while now, and the authorities should consider banning replicas, and only allow licence holders to buy them.
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