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Salem Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of Machineguns

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

            CONCORD – Kyle Morris, 23, of Salem, pleaded guilty in federal court today to the unlawful possession of machineguns, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 16, 2022, law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at Morris’ home in Salem.  During the search, agents seized multiple firearms, including a Palmetto State Armory rifle and a Brownells Inc. rifle.  Both firearms had been converted into machineguns.  Evidence obtained during the investigation, including from a search of the defendant’s cellphone, showed that Morris had researched how to convert firearms into machineguns. 

            Morris is scheduled to be sentenced on April 6, 2023.

            The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and New Hampshire State Police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski.


Updated January 17, 2023

Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 23-006