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    Ohio Guardsman Sentenced for Making Ghost Guns and Threatening to Commit a Mass Shooting

    Ohio Guardsman Sentenced for Making Ghost Guns and Threatening to Commit a Mass Shooting

    An Ohio National Guardsman who was charged with making untraceable guns and threats toward installations and Jewish schools has been sentenced to almost 6 years in federal prison.

    Thomas Develin, a corporal, who is assigned to the Ohio National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 174th Defense Regiment, was arrested in June 2022 on three charges stemming from his efforts to make so-called “ghost guns” — untraceable firearms that he built using 3D printers.

    On Tuesday, a judge sentenced him to 71 months in jail, as well as six years of supervised release, court records show. Develin, who was 25 years old at the time, pleaded guilty to the charges as part of a deal with prosecutors in October.

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    Although his federal charges dealt with Develin's efforts to manufacture illegal guns and parts, according to an affidavit filed by investigators around the time of his arrest, he also regularly talked about committing mass violence on military installations bases like Ohio's Wright-Patterson Air Force .

    Months before his arrest on gun charges, Develin was also arrested in March by local authorities when he made threats against the Columbus Torah Academy, a private K-12 Jewish school. He was released on bond and placed on house arrest.

    WBNS, a local television station in Columbus, Ohio, reported that Develin was sentenced to…

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