We’ve written in the past about illegal full-auto GLOCK switches sold by Chinese knock-off sites like Wish.com. It looks like one of these switches was used in September by a perp who shot and killed one Houston police officer and wounded another.
Fred Milanowski, the special agent in charge of Houston’s ATF division, said Ledet was using a gun with an auto switch. That means he can use his semi-automatic weapon like a mini machine gun.
An auto switch, according to Milanowski, allowed Ledet to shoot a 30-round magazine in 2.6 seconds.
“There is absolutely no reason or no room for a suspect or suspects to be armed like this,” Finner said. “This is what we’re up against and we need to do something about it.”
Milanowski said the auto switches, small devices you attach to the back of a gun, are illegal and are a prolonged danger to the Houston community which is becoming ground zero for these types of devices.
— Chloe Alexander and Marcelino Beniton in ‘This is what we’re up against’ | HPD releases bodycam of two officers shot with gun rigged as mini machine gun
The auto switch devices allow for shooting 30 round magazine in 2.6 seconds.
They are illegal. It turns handgun into a machine gun.
— Marcelino Benito (@MarcelinoKHOU) October 12, 2021