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Man Charged for Making, Selling ‘Ghost’ Guns

He could face a decade in prison.

A Rhode Island man could face 10 years in prison for assembling and trafficking so-called “ghost” guns.

Prosecutors allege that Robert Alcantara, 34, purchased parts to assemble more than 100 firearms from 2019 to 2021.

He then machined them in his Providence home and sold or attempted to sell the completed, working guns.

Authorities said they recovered firearm parts from Alcantara’s car and seized 45 guns from his house.

He was charged with conspiracy to traffic firearms and making false statements. Each count carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

“Ghost” guns are firearms that can be lawfully assembled by individuals using parts and blueprints ordered online.

They are untraceable and can be used to circumvent background check requirements.

It is illegal to sell them.

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