A Yalyalup man already serving 18 months behind bars has landed himself another jail sentence after he was found with homemade explosives and guns and was in possession of firearms without a licence. Baris Altintas appeared in Bunbury Magistrate’s Court via video link from prison last week to face charges of making explosives under suspicious circumstances, unlicensed manufacture of firearms and two counts of unlicensed possession of firearms or ammunition. Police prosecutor Sgt Karl Rep said officers attended Altintas’ house in December for a different matter and found a rifle in the garage, along with a case of live ammunition, a homemade silencer and three pen guns made from metal tubing, two of which had blank rounds inserted in the ends and had been attempted to fire. The court was told police found three handguns which had been modified, 121 live rounds of ammunition, one live 0.33 calibre and 34 live 8mm rounds and a black box containing fireworks, nails and tissue paper — considered to be a homemade explosive. Altintas’ lawyer Tony Hager said he was instructed that Altintas was manipulating the items, but none of them were operational and it was more of a “recreational” activity. “He accepts it was unlawful and he should not have been doing it,” Mr Hager said. Mr Hager said Altintas never took the firearms outside in an “aggressive manner”, however, he accepted the seriousness of the offences. Altintas was “very concerned” about his family of four children who remained supportive, the court was told. Magistrate Tanya Watt agreed and said his offences were not at the lower end of the scale of seriousness. Altintas was sentenced to 18 months in Marchfor a domestic violence offence and other charges, and was refused parole due to these pending charges. Ms Watt sentenced Altintas to an additional three months jail for each unlicensed possession charge, six months for the unlicensed manufacture of firearms, and six months for making explosives under suspicious circumstances, all to be served concurrently.