Neb. man jailed for unregistered machine guns

AP News
Posted: Dec 16, 2009 7:13 AM

Officials say a 24-year-old Nebraska man who was found with two unregistered, homemade machine guns has been sentenced to 8 1/2 months in prison.

According to a U.S. Attorney's Office press release, prosecutors said a Nebraska State Patrol trooper pulled Aaron Lawless over for speeding in November last year and discovered the two weapons during an inspection of his car. It says Lawless was sentenced last week at a federal court in Lincoln.

The statement says the guns had no serial numbers and were not registered to Lawless or his passenger. It says he admitted he had fired off the machine guns earlier that day, and told officials he knew the weapons were homemade.