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If all of the allegations are true, I can't imagine doing something like that for any amount of money.
Tyler Carlson, 28, of Austin; Michael Fox, 69, of Georgetown; and Tracy Garwood, 62, of Scottsdale, Arizona, were each charged with one count of conspiracy to violate multiple federal laws, including possessing and transferring unregistered machine guns and unlawfully exporting firearms to Mexico, the release said. Each of them is facing up to five years in federal prison on that charge.
Carlson was also charged with one count of possession of an unregistered machine gun, for which he faces up to 10 years in prison.
Carlson worked with others to acquire and unlawfully smuggle 200 firearms including .50-caliber rifles, plus hundreds of rounds of ammunition to Mexico, the release said.
It said he worked with Fox – who is a former law enforcement officer and federal firearms licensee – to illegally acquire multiple M-134G Minigun machine guns.
The M-134G has six barrels and can fire between 2,000 and 6,000 rounds of ammunition per minute, according to the release. As part of the scheme, Fox contacted Garwood – the owner of Garwood Industries in Scottsdale – who agreed to help build the guns and supply Fox with M-134G parts, according to the release.