RIP Philip Luty

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Philip A Luty passed away on April 8, 2011 after a two year struggle against cancer. He was a prolific designer of homemade firearms and published many plans for homemade pistols and machine guns.

A citizen and resident of the UK, he was sentenced to five years in prison for possessing a homemade machine gun and ammunition. I always tell people to check the local laws before attempting to make their own firearms – the consequences are never worth it if building them is illegal.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • VXbinaca VXbinaca on Apr 27, 2011


    18 USC 922(o). And the government isn't in the market for Zip Guns.

  • Wiga Wiga on Aug 11, 2011

    now banning guns for the civilians is just going to make it easier for the criminals to attack them cause do they care? I think not,they do much worser crimes for a living.