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Man sentenced to 14 years for manufacturing machine guns with 3D printers

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A Jackson man has been sentenced to serve 14 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and engaging in business as a manufacturer of firearms.

According to court documents, 41-year-old Kent Edward Newhouse possessed and did business in manufacturing firearms from April to July 2022.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives discovered through a confidential informant in April 2022 that Newhouse was using 3D printers to manufacture auto-sears, which are firearm components designed to cause semi-automatic firearms to function as fully automatic machine guns.

Several months later, Newhouse sold a confidential informant a firearm and several auto-sears. A search warrant was executed at Newhouse’s residence the following week, where officials found additional firearms and auto-sears.

The government also obtained videos of Newhouse operating fully functional machine guns, despite being previously convicted of felony sale of controlled substances in Madison County in 2009.

Newhouse pled guilty on September 1, 2022, to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of engaging in business as a manufacturer of firearms.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Jackson Police Department investigated the case.

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