U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuting 26 people for gun crimes with ‘switches’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 22, 2023 5:20 PM CT | Published: May 22, 2023 5:20 PM CT

Switches, small steel or plastic squares that affix to a semi-automatic weapon and engage the firing pin, can make a gun capable of firing dozens of rounds of ammunition in seconds. 


U.S. Attorney Kevin G. Ritz U.S. Attorney for the Western District Gun crimes
Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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