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Crackdown on Switch Devices


U.S. Attorney Kevin Fitz announced Monday a crackdown of cases involving machine gun conversion devices, known as 'switches'.
Federal authorities announced charges have been brought against 26 people for possession of switches. If convicted, each person faces up to 10 years in federal prison.
Ritz said switches convert semi-automatic guns into fully automatic machine guns, allowing someone to shoot a few dozen rounds in just seconds. They are illegal to buy, sell, or manufacture, and can be made locally or overseas in places such as Russia and China.
Gun violence has increasingly plagued our city in recent years, causing death and trauma throughout. Switches and similar devices have only exacerbated these urgent issues in our community, prompting the need for stronger enforcement.
Anyone who knows of someone who makes or is possession of a switch is asked to report it at 1-800-ATF-TIPS.
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