Man Convicted of 1 Count For Selling Uzi Parts Online
A Stevensville man accused of illegally selling Uzi machine gun parts online has been convicted of manufacturing and dealing in firearms without a license.
The Missoulian reports 30-year-old Kyle Wick was convicted late Thursday night. Jurors found him not guilty of six other charges involving gun registration.
Prosecutors say Wick welded together decommissioned Uzis and sold them whole or as a group of parts through an online gun broker. A confidential informant allegedly bought a kit in 2013 for $1,200 and received instructions from Wick on how to turn it into a working gun.
Authorities say Wick told them he had sold several dozen kits and did all the welding himself in his garage.
Wick's public defender declined to comment after the verdict. Sentencing is set for July 22.