How Many Guns Are Too Many?

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by Bigcountry02, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I am still cleaning the drool from the keyboards, mouse and the computer screen at this large home collection:

    How Many Guns Are Too Many?

    This is from WTVO News, watch the video that is embedded:

    UPDATE: Police Seize Over 300 Guns from Rockford Home - MyStateLine.com

    (Rockford) -- More than 300 firearms were removed from this home on Auburn Street. It's a scene residents say they aren't accustomed too.

    Coley Woods lives across the street from the home. He says, "I'm thinking it's an accident or something, but I look over and I see them with all them rifles."

    "It's just un-real to see this many guns involved a regular residential neighborhood," says concerned resident McArthur Tennin.

    Police were called to this home just after two this morning. They arrived after neighbors called about a burglary. When police got inside the home, they found empty shell casings and a variety of weapons, from shotguns to rifles.

    Deputy Police Chief Greg Lindmark says, "some were loaded, some weren't some appear to be operable because they're old and then some to be fairly new."

    Police say a 67 year-old man owns the home and the weapons. He is a legally registered gun owner.

    "At the current time we're taking the firearms for safe keeping as evidence until we can further investigate this," says Deputy Chief Lindmark.

    Neighbors say even though the weapons may be legal, they still pose a security threat to their neighborhood.

    Woods' says, "Even if he's a registered gun owner or not, that just seems like its too many rifles."

    Shortly after police arrived, the home was condemned and the guns were only part of it.

    Deputy Chief Lindmark says, "When the police got to this residence they found a tremendous amount of garbage and different items stacked from the floor to the ceiling."

    Police will run checks on all of the weapons to see if any were stolen or involved in any crimes.

    As of late Wednesday afternoon, police haven't charged the homeowner. Police say he's out of town and they're still trying to get in contact with him. Police also haven't made any arrests in the burglary.

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  2. amoroque

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    There is no such thing as too many guns!

    "Neighbors say even though the weapons may be legal, they still pose a security threat to their neighborhood." How so?? I bet nobody would dare break in his house. LOL
     

  3. IGETEVEN

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    Dammit! There goes another "safe house!" :(
     
  4. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    From the video, sounds like the individual was a massive pack rat of things and not just guns either, i.e. trash, junk, etc. The security threat was the weapons could have ended up in the wrong hands.

    Did you see the amount of boxes the guns were stored in? Alot of boxes!

    I would love to see that collection!
     
  5. Gatekeeper

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    "Too many guns" is ALWAYS two more than you currently own.;)
     
  6. pandamonium

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    I hope that homeowner has a complete list of serial numbers and makes and models. It would be TOO easy for some of these guns to get MISPLACED.

    Sounds like the nieghbors are a bunch of libtards!
     
  7. Angry_bald_guy

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    I run into that every day around here, but that's because I open carry. I find it rather amusing when you walk into a room and all conversation stops when people realize I have a gun on my hip.
     
  8. igordog

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    If the guns are safe, in the hands of a responsible person and not a criminal, I don't see why someone can't have as many as they want.
    ***In this case, this person seems like a hoarder (according to the report of floor to ceiling junk in the home), but that doesn't necassarily make him dangerous.
    Because I don't know him personally, I can't make a judgement call. Then again, it's not up to me.
    The neighbors' remarks DO make them sound like idiots.
     
  9. spittinfire

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    That is absolutely insane!!!! He was legal in his ownership and now his posessions are being taken. There is no limit on gun ownership and without any good reason(aka, he's a terrorist or convicted felon) he should be able to own 16546516543494635413 guns.
     
  10. General_lee

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    I can't even begin to describe how angry this makes me:mad:
    If you're legally allowed to have firearms in this country, last time I checked I could have as many as I darn well pleased!
     
  11. cameronguyton

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    Let me see if I can fix this.

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed, unless they have too many.

    :rolleyes:
     
  12. ScottA

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    One of the articles mentioned a burglary was reported and the owner could not be reached. The reaction of the neighbors was ridiculous, but the police probably did the right thing. You can't leave those weapons unsecured.
     
  13. DrumJunkie

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    Good to know there are police out there that can help keep us safe from people with too many guns. I guess you have over 250 they need to be redistributed so unfortunate people with not enough guns can get their monthly gun check.:rolleyes: Poor Joe the gun guy. WE just need to share the wealth.
     
  14. CourtJester

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    Stupid people are dumb...

    They're not much into proper gun storage either.

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  15. falseharmonix

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    In all fairness, they probably aren't used to handling over 300 guns in one day....

    The video on the 2nd link shows the LEO being interviewed speaking about a whole bunch of trash and stuff piled "to the ceiling"....perhaps the guy was a collector, but maybe he also has other issue?
     
  16. DrumJunkie

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    Other issue or not it don't say anywhere that the man did anything to warrant his weapons being taken from him. It looks to me like the man is being convicted of a crime that didn't happen. Or is it like Minority Report where they went back in time and got him before he found a clock tower?

    Maybe he is a nut. Maybe he has more weapons (and other pack rat crap) than he needs. But to say he has too many and just take them is out of bounds the way I see it. I have several thousand rounds of ammo here as well as components to make a good deal more. Do I have too much and need be looked at as a militia wanna be ready and waiting for the uprising? Or am I just a bargan hunter and took advantage of some really good deals that will keep me poking holes in paper for many years to come?

    What bothers me about this is it creates a dangerous precedent where a law abiding citizen has had his property taken from him when it sounds like he was the victim of a break in.
     
  17. Angry_bald_guy

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    Well, hell, if the SHTF, I know where I'm heading... Just how "South Central" are you?
     
  18. pandamonium

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    Damn Spittie, why so few!!
     
  19. pandamonium

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    OK so just because this guy is a hoarder this give the cops to enter his home, CONDEMN his home, and sieze his firearms?
    I hope to hell for the cops sake they had a warrant! This stinks of illegal search and siezure to me!
    I really don't see what the neatness factor of the guys home has to do with anything. Can someone shed some light here so that a dumbass Jersey boy might understand?
     
  20. TheDaggle

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    Furthermore, how is it any business of Uncle Sam's business one way or the other? Even if you were a militia wanna be, I don't recall any prohibitions on that in the constitution :mad:
    Well, I'm just going to depart this thread before I get p****d off. F*****g police state horses**t.