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Man from 'Meet the Putmans' arraigned on federal gun charge

Brandon Putman appeared Thursday in federal court in Bay City, Michigan, on one count of unlawfully receiving an unregistered firearm. (Photo courtesy of TLC)

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan man who appeared with his family on the TLC show "Meet the Putmans" has been arraigned on a federal gun charge.

MLive.com reports that Brandon Putman appeared Thursday in federal court in Bay City, Michigan, on one count of unlawfully receiving an unregistered firearm.

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He's accused of trying to get copies of a component to convert AR-15 rifles into automatic machine guns.

Putman was charged in February with illegal possession of a machine gun. A grand jury indicted him on the newer charge.

Defense attorney Brian Lennon entered a not guilty plea on Putman's behalf. Putman's trial is set to start May 1. He remains free on bond.

"Meet the Putmans" aired on TLC last fall. Three generations of a family lived in one house in Michigan.

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