The device to create illegal machine guns worries federal agents.

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“SHOOTER READY? A POT IN SEVEN FOUR SECONDS.” 15 SHOT…FIRED AT WABT ONE SECOND…FROM HAND GUN CONVERTED TO N. GU MACHINE TONIGHT…WJCL 22 NEWS INVESTIGATION…THIS “DEADLY SWITCH – WARNING.” OUR CAMERAS…GETTING AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK…TO THE NEW THREAT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT THIS IS A DEVICE CALLED…A “GLOCK – SWIH.TC THAT CAN TURN…A GLOCK HAND GUN SEMI-AUTOMATIC…IN AN ILLEGAL MACHINE GUN.ATF SAYS…DEVICE IS ILLEGAL TO OWN.BUT CRIMINALS BOUGHT IT ILLEGALLY ONLINE…AND ON THE STREET.TONIGHT…YOU LEARN HOW THE ATF…TEACHES LAW ENFORCEMENT ABOUT THIS NEW THREAT.ND AS WE HAVE DISCOVERED…IT’S A DANGER…WHO IS HERE IN CHATHAM COUNTY.LANDSCAPE OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT FIGHTING CRIMINALS NOW THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES ARE FEARS THAT A COMMON WEAPON, THE GLOCK, COULD BE CONVERTED INTO A MACHINE GUN, SOMETHING MORE DANGEROUS AND DEADLY.(GUN FIRE MACHINE ASSEMBLY HERE/”GO ON”) ATF TELLS ME ALL THAT’S NEEDED IS SOMETHING CALLED A GLOCK SWITCH.(SOT W/MATEWTH BECCIO/AGENT ATF RESIDENT SAVANNAH FIELD OFFICE @11:01:30 /RT:11) “THEY ARE A UGPUBLIC SECURITY ISSUE THEY ESSENTIALLY CONVERT WEAPONS TO MACHINE GUN. (NAT/SD OF SEMI-UT AOMATIC FIRING @ 11:17:23 / SMYTH_0554 MXF) WJCL 22 NEWS VISITED CHATHAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE FIRING RANGE AS THE ATF SHOWED US EXCLUSIVELY THIS WHAT SWITCHES DO. THIS VIDEO OF GLOCK FIRING WITHOUT THE DEVICE. (TRY TO RETURN THIS NOW, WATCH THE BACK OFFICER EMPTY A GLOCK CONVERTED INTO AN ILLEGAL MACHINE GUN. (NAT/SD OF SEMI-AUTOMATIC FIRING AT 11:17:47 / SMYTH _ 0554 MXF) HO”SOTER READY. 18 ROUNDS . 9.54 SECONDS.” (FOOL WITH MATTHEW BECCIO/ATF RESIDENT AGENT SAVANNAH FIELD OFFICE @ 11:02:16) “IT’S NOT JUST DANGERO US TO LAW ENFORCEMENT BUT IT’S ALSO DANGEROUS TO THE PUBLIC. “WEAPON) FROM SHOWER TO BEGINNER SHOOTER LIKE MYSELF, ATF WARNS CONVERTED HANDGUN HAS LIMITED ACCURACY (FOOL WITH MATHEW BECCIO/ATF RESIDENT AGENT SAVANNAH FIELD OFFICE @ 11:03:03) “YOU ARE UNABLE TO CONTROL THE GUN EFFECTIVELY SO ESSENTIALLY THESE PROJECTILES, THESE BULLETS ARE FIRED AT RANDOM, AND INDIRECTLY EVERYWHERE.” THE ATF TELLS ME IT HAS SEEN AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF SEIZED SWITCHES ACROSS THE COUNTY, INCLUDING APPROXIMATELY 25 SEIZED IN POOLERS LATE LAST LAST YEAR (SOT W/MATTHEW BECCIO/ATF RESIDENT AGENT SAVANNAH FIELD OFFICE @ 11:04:02) “WE HAVE HAD MULTIPLE ENCOUNTERS HERE IN CHATHAM COUNTY WITH THESE DEVICES. (GC) “SO THEY ARE HERE?” (MB) “SO THEY ARE HERE. YES.” (HOUSTON BODY CAMERA VIDEO) IN HOUSTON, TX THE SWITCR HE IN THE HANDS OF A SUSPECT LEADS TO TRAGEDY. THIS BODYCAM CAMERA OF A SUSPECT ALLEGEDLY SHOOT HIS CONVERTED GLK MACHINE GUN AT HOUSTON POLICE OFFICERS LAST SEPTEMBER (SOT W/MATTHEW BECCIO/ATF RESIDENT AGENT SANNVAAH FIELD [email protected] E 11:03:38) WARRANT WAS ST HO WITH ONE OF THESE DEVICES HE SUCCOMBED TO HIS INJURIES.(GC) HE C’ IS WHAT HAPPENED AT POER.OL POLICE FOUND A SUSPECT…WITH THESE SWITCHES.FOR THE AEST RR REPORT…BUT I DIDN’T GET IT.

Law enforcement concerned about device to convert handguns to machine guns

The ATF is concerned about a device called the Glock switch that can convert a handgun into a machine gun.

A new threat to law enforcement from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The ATF is concerned about a small device called the Glock switch. He can turn the handgun into an illegal machine gun. It is illegal to own the device, but criminals are buying them illegally online and on the streets. “They’re a huge public safety issue, basically converting weapons into machine guns,” said AFT Savannah Field Office resident agent Matthew Beccio. . WJCL 22 News visited the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office shooting range to learn more about the dangers of switches. “It’s not only dangerous for law enforcement, but it’s also dangerous for the public,” Beccio said. warns that the converted handgun has limited accuracy, which means the intended target may not be harmed, but others will. indiscriminately everywhere.” The ATF said it has seen an increase in the number of confiscated switches throughout the county, including about 25 seized in Pooler, Georgia, late last year. “We have had several encounters here in Chatham County with these devices. So they’re here,” Beccio said. Across the country, from Oakland, California; Kansas City, Missouri; Houston, Texas; Miami, Florida; Baltimore, Maryland; and even Warren County, Georgia, feds p rosecutors are charging more suspects with possession of the rosecutters because it is illegal to have one At the local level, the ATF has been deployed to educate law enforcement and community partners about this new threat “We want to make sure the public is aware that these things are actually illegal, and it’s important that they let law enforcement know if they see them,” Beccio said. that’s what happened in Pooler when police found a suspect with the switches. They called their federal partners to investigate. The suspect’s name has not been released, but prosecutors expect to hear that he be investigated for federal crimes.

A new threat to law enforcement from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The ATF is concerned about a small device called the Glock switch. He can turn the handgun into an illegal machine gun. The device is illegal to own, but criminals are illegally buying them online and on the streets.

“They’re a huge public safety issue, they’re basically converting weapons into machine guns,” said AFT Savannah Field Office resident agent Matthew Beccio.

WJCL 22 News visited the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office shooting range to learn about the dangers of switches.

“It’s not only dangerous for law enforcement, but it’s also dangerous for the public,” Beccio said.

From the sniper to the novice marksman, the ATF warns that the converted handgun has limited accuracy, which means the intended target may not be harmed, but others will.

Beccio said: “You are unable to control the gun effectively. So basically these projectiles, these bullets are fired randomly and indiscriminately everywhere. »

The ATF said it has seen an increase in the number of confiscated switches throughout the county, including about 25 seized in Pooler, Georgia, late last year.

“We have had several encounters here in Chatham County with these devices. So they are here,” Beccio said.

Across the country, from Oakland, California; Kansas City, Missouri; Houston, TX; Miami, Florida; Baltimore, Maryland; and even in Warren County, Georgia, federal prosecutors are increasingly charging suspects with possession of the switches because it’s illegal to have one. At the local level, the ATF has been deployed to educate law enforcement and community partners about this new threat.

“We want to make sure the public is aware that these things are in fact illegal, and it’s important that they let law enforcement know if they see them,” Beccio said.

The ATF said that’s what happened in Pooler when police found a suspect with the switches. They called their federal partners to investigate. The suspect’s name has not been released, but prosecutors expect him to be investigated for federal crimes.

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