- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 30, 2016

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Stevensville man is on trial for charges that he illegally sold Uzi machine gun parts online.

Prosecutors accuse Kyle Wick of welding together decommissioned Uzis and selling them whole or as a group of parts through an online gun broker.

He is charged with transferring firearms that hadn’t been registered, failing to register or pay taxes on the gun sales and selling the guns without a license.

Wick has pleaded not guilty to the charges. His trial began Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Missoula.

Prosecutors say a confidential informant bought a kit in 2013 for $1,200 and received instructions from Wick on how to turn it into a working gun.

They say Wick told authorities he had sold several dozen kits and did all the welding himself in his garage.

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