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Two people arrested, machine gun recovered in South Bend

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Two people were arrested and a machine gun was recovered in South Bend.

It was around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25, the South bend Police Strategic Focus Unit was in the area of Manchester Drive and Voll Lane when officers heard a series of apparent automatic gunfire.

Then, officers saw an SUV traveling at a high rate of speed on Manchester.

Police stopped the vehicle on Hickory Rod and detained the occupants, Nyla Timmons, 21, and Jacob Pittman, 21.

Once armed with a search warrant for the vehicle, officers recovered the machine gun, extended magazine and marijuana.

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8 comments

Charles U Farley January 26, 2022 at 11:50 pm

“machine gun”

Full auto weapons have been illegal to manufacture since the 1986. I doubt those two knuckleheads have the $$$ needed to buy one, since they are at LEAST $50k now.

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Charles U Farley January 26, 2022 at 11:52 pm

Also, a 30 round magazine is a STANDARD magazine for the most common rifle in America. What qualifies as an “extended” magazine, exactly?

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Neph January 27, 2022 at 7:01 am

There’s a decent amount of black market machine gun manufacture going on in the drug world. Is what it is. I would still repeal the NFA but with how little information is in this article I can concede there’s a chance it wasn’t automatic though I’m still leaning on believing it was. It’s rather easy to convert an AR-15 to automatic fire assuming you have the correct lower receiver and they just busted a guy in Indiana last year for manufacturing TONS of automatic AR’s

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Charles U Farley January 28, 2022 at 9:17 am

Yeah, I guess it could be a “broken” seer or the coat hanger trick.

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JadeMarks January 28, 2022 at 11:46 pm

Ok it was just a big gun. Now are you happy

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S January 28, 2022 at 5:19 pm

I don’t think the manufacturing of them is illegal. It’s not illegal to own one either. However, it is very expensive to purchase one and the licenses and background checks and probably annual repeat of all checks and expenses makes it wildly costly. It’s also possible it was a full auto weapon such as an AK47 but the full auto disabled.

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Stocks January 27, 2022 at 1:22 pm

C’mon Charles. You don’t expect reporters to be knowledgeable and accurate, do you?

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James Thomas June 13, 2022 at 8:23 pm

It was most likely Glock handgun with a switch to convert to full automatic and a extended magazine

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