Man In MA Arrested Preparing For Martial Law

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  1. ARnoob

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    Man Arrested For Preparing For Martial Law In Massachusetts | Republic Broadcasting Network

    Airing Date Feb.10, 2010

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    Gregory D. Girard, 45, was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly storing several tear gas grenades and explosive pepper ball projectiles. He was also charged with the illegal possession of four police batons.

    Just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Manchester-by-the Sea police executed a search warrant at 23 Bridge St., police said in a statement. Girard faces four counts of possession of an infernal device and four counts of possession of a dangerous weapon. Additional charges are pending, police said.

    He indicated to police that he anticipated some form of Armageddon to take place shortly and he was getting prepared, Police Chief Glenn McKiel said.

    In addition to the grenade-type devices, police found approximately 20 weapons, including high-powered rifles, shotguns, and handguns. All of the firearms were purchased and registered legally within the past 10 months, McKiel said.

    Girard, a computer consultant, had a Class A license, which enabled him to purchase large-capacity firearms. According to police, he was granted the permit without question.

    He did not have a criminal record and there was no indication at the time [the permit] was issued that he shouldnt have one, McKiel said.

    McKiel added police are not allowed to ask applicants why they are seeking a firearms permit.

    Police also found a large collection of camouflage clothing, knives, bulletproof vests, helmets, and eight pairs of handcuffs in Girards home. They also discovered stockpiles of medicine and non-perishable foods. An illegal indoor shooting range was also found in the attic, police said.

    Police seized all the weapons and ammunition and revoked Girards license to carry firearms.

    Tactical officers evacuated two other condominium units in Girard’s building and brought residents to the police department while the search was completed.

    Salem District Court Judge Richard Mori ordered Girard held without bail after he pleaded not guilty at his arraignment this morning. Mori slated a dangerousness hearing for Feb. 12.
     
  2. Angry_bald_guy

    Angry_bald_guy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The indoor shooting range is a bit much, but the rest is entirely acceptable.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    No, no, no, no! You must be a docile victim and go quietly to the slaughter!
     
  4. pandamonium

    pandamonium New Member

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    Be careful... they may order an evaluation on your azz!
     
  5. Poink88

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    Not sure about owning grenades but I find it funny that he can legally own multiple firearms but got charged for the batons. Isn't a baseball bat, a piece of heavy pipe, a 4x4, etc. deadlier than a baton?

    I can understand for it illegal in the streets but if it is in his house it should not matter. Just like the restriction on knife length/sizes...it doesn't count inside your residence right?
     
  6. CA357

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    If you want to see some ridiculous laws, you should check out California.
     
  7. c3shooter

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    Poink- ya think so? For God's sake, man, this is MASS! The folks that have made simple possession of a two edged Gerber sheath knife a felony!

    BTW, when the term "Grenade" is used, it carries the connotation of a device with the destructive power of the Hiroshima bomb. These were tear gas grenades.

    Before I retired from Mother Green, my basement was the defacto supply room for my OPFOR team. While I live in a MUCH saner state than Mass, a visit to the basement would probably have made the 5 oclock news. Nothing live, but had a case of training Claymore mines, a case of expended M72 LAWs, a half dozen rubber ducky AK47s and RPGs, and assorted other nastiness. Together with an eclectic mix of East German, Russian, Chinese, and Arab clothing, protective masks, ammo pouches and uniforms.

    The greatest danger to individual freedom is not criminal law, where one has the right to confront accusers, present evidence in his defense, and be tried by a jury of his peers. It is administrative matters where a judge can order you confined without bail or charges "for your own good". And if the judge decrees that you are mentally incompetent, you can kiss owning ANY firearm goodbye.
     
  8. CA357

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    The Star Chamber is a reality.
     
  9. Angry_bald_guy

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    Hey, if he had a class three license for the explosives, which apparently he did because they are not charging him for that, there's nothing wrong with what he had. Hell, they had to resort to charging him for the f***ing night sticks!
     
  10. neil-v1

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    I live in Massachusetts and I can tell you.......it sucks bad! You can't even buy lamp oil at our local Wal-Mart because it is "too dangerous". Of course though, you can buy all the citranella oil you want so go figure. It's the most a*s backwards state there is. Our family is planning on leaving asap. I can't wait.
     
  11. 556plinker

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    I remember reading this story and if I recall it was his ex or soon to be ex said he was crazy which initiated this assault by local officials. That is why he will be and has now been subjected to a DANGEROUSNESS HEARING. Come'on guys he horded all this stuff within a time period of 10 months, its taken me years to collect the inordinate amount of anti-armageddon stuff I have. I'm tellin ya, an outside storage shed, plenty of cardboard boxes, and a shovel to bury a few things and you can keep the wife from getting wind of the very thing that is going to protect her. You whip all that stuff on her inside the home in a short period of time and start shootin in the attic, she'll turn on you.....least mine would. I don't agree with the Dangerousness hearing and I hope I never have one. Other than torturing small animals and ligthing a fire in the backyard and watching it burn for hours on end I should be okay on the Dangerousness Hearing because I'm very shy, keep to myself, don't say much and have no friends.:eek:
     
  12. Angry_bald_guy

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    I'm glad you're no where near Kentucky...
     
  13. jeffware

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    in my opinion the problem here is the laws of massachusetts (ma). i live in florida (fl) with a concealed weapon license. last summer i planned to go to pennsyvania (pa) to visit family. pa has a reciprocal agreement with fl for concealed licenses. my fl girlfriend was to fly to ma, visit family, and i planned to drive to ma from pa to visit. i wanted to bring a weapon for self protection. i consulted my handy "travelers guide to firearms" and found that i could not take any firearm into ma without going to jail. election of better politicians in ma seems like the only solution. jeff.
     
  14. ScottA

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    We'll look for you in the news soon. ;)