Penrith mother of seven Amy Jenkins has been charged with possessing a homemade sub-machinegun.
Penrith mother of seven Amy Jenkins has been charged with possessing a homemade sub-machinegun. News Corp Australia

Mother of seven charged with making a homemade gun

A PENRITH mother of seven on welfare charged with possessing a homemade sub-machinegun has been granted bail after appearing in court.

St Marys Police charged Amy Patricia Jenkins, 28, with possessing an unauthorised submachine gun on Saturday evening, as well as with making a false/misleading statement to police.

Parramatta Bail Court heard on Sunday the offences dated back to December 19 last year.

Magistrate Andrew George was told police were still conducing ballistic tests.

"I'm intrigued by what the market is for homemade sub-machineguns?" Magistrate George said.

The court was told Jenkins had made some admissions about the matter and had bipolar mental health issues and her partner was in hospital.

News Corp Australia

School's out: How teachers spend their holidays

School's out: How teachers spend their holidays

What do our school teachers in the holidays?

Real estate in talks to bring major retailers to Kingaroy

Real estate in talks to bring major retailers to Kingaroy

'We expect commitment from major commercials in the next 24 months.'

Push to name part of town after Nanango couple

Push to name part of town after Nanango couple

The council will open it up to public consultation.

Local Partners