1200 guns, 2 tons of ammo

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GunnyGene

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Well here's a real mystery. Dead guy had all this in house!

Los Angeles police investigating a man's death discovered an arsenal of more than 1,200 firearms and approximately two tons of ammunition in his home and garage Monday.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the unidentified man's decomposing body was found in his car, which was parked down the street from his Pacific Palisades home earlier Monday.

LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith told the paper the number of guns was "staggering."

"Our truck couldn't carry it all," Smith said. "We had to go back and make another trip." The Times reported that many of the guns had never been fired, and some were still in boxes with price tags attached.

There were no signs of foul play in the man's death, nor was there any indication that he had been involved in criminal activity. However, detectives want to investigate why the man had so many guns and whether the weapons had been linked to any crimes.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/07/21/los-angeles-police-find-stash-1200-guns-in-dead-man-home/
 

contender

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I read the story. They are planning on "investigating" to see if any of these guns are linked to any crimes. They said it will take a long time.
They did comment on how it was not illegal to own that many, but they wanted to make sure no crimes were committed with any of them. I'll bet they'll "find" a crime gun & it'll allow them to keep all of them.
 

Mobuck

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I agree, they will find "something" to use as a reason to either confiscate or hold the firearms. The resulting "find" will be played over and over.
I wonder what the reaction would be if a similar story popped up but the find was monetary (cash, gold, silver). Would the media paint the owner as a quasi-criminal w/o any proof?
 

GunnyGene

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Some of the stash:

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tinman

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"The Times reported that many of the guns had never been fired, and some were still in boxes with price tags attached."

As has been said, if it was Hummel's, old coins or baseball cards there would have been no story......unless it was an even slower news day than this one. No news here, but I'd wager that every one of those firearms ends up getting (re)entered into the system. Yeah, gotta keep track of em ya know.
And, concerning that photo, if I were the heirs to this.....there would be a lawsuit to recoup the loss of value from how these were handled........
 

6gun

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First thing that baffles me is how his body took so long to be discovered parked at the side of the road in Palisades and not noticed till it was decaying :?

Makes me angry seeing the picture of them just tossing all these guns in a big pile in the middle of the room like so much garbage, very disrespectful way to treat tens of thousands of dollars worth of guns that were someone's personal collection.

And what are they doing going through the guys personal belonging in the first place and why are they in his house instead of notifying his family letting them know he passed away so they could decide what to do with his house and belongings?

They must have found his address off his car registration to ID him and find his house and that would have been all they needed to contact his family, and if not finding his desk and paper work in his house likely would have them the answers I don't see how they justify raiding his house and removing personal property.
 

Ruger1441

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The ones that are new in box with price tags are sure to have been used in criminal activity.
 

Wyandot Jim

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Sooooooooooooooooo Does this mean that the Police can come into your house and take all your guns at anytime or do you have to have 1200?? Or do I have to be dead first and they get here before the family does.
I like the way they put down the blue tarp so they can pick them up all at once.
This just ain't right.
 

GunnyGene

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Taking a guess here, but I figure that's at least $1 million+ worth of firearms. Got no clue how much 2 tons of ammo might be worth, but probably at least $100K

I wonder if he was connected to Fast & Furious or some other .gov adventure. :shock:
 

SAJohn

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Don't feel too bad for the heirs. These days homes in Pacific Palisades go for 1 to 10 million dollars. The heirs will have the resources to resolve this problem.
 

graygun

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But look at all those semi auto pistols and assault rifles...egads what was he planning??!!!
 

wheelgun1958

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SAJohn said:
Don't feel too bad for the heirs. These days homes in Pacific Palisades go for 1 to 10 million dollars. The heirs will have the resources to resolve this problem.

The LAPD will find some connection to illegal activity and seize all accounts as well as property. Any heirs can file a greivance and maybe receive something in their lifetime after attorney fees and court costs. It's the way the game is played.
 

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