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Man gets prison for trying to sell homemade rifle

SOUTHINGTON  — A Connecticut man who tried to sell a homemade assault rifle online has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Quac Hao Lam, of Southington, pleaded guilty to carrying a pistol without a permit and one count of possession of a large capacity magazine on Friday.

The Record-Journal reports police seized numerous rifles, shotguns, magazines and ammunition from his apartment and a storage unit in November.

Authorities say they raided the 24-year-old Lam’s apartment after receiving a tip that he was attempting to sell an assault rifle. Lam is prohibited from possessing weapons as part of his three-year probation to follow his prison sentence.

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