Yeah, those are not just for hunting.
Courtesy of CNN:
More than 1,000 guns were found Wednesday in a home in the upscale Los Angeles neighborhood Holmby Hills.
Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Los Angeles police officers served a search warrant in an investigation of someone suspected of manufacturing and selling illegal firearms, Los Angeles police Officer Jeff Lee said.
The property resembled “a hoarder’s house” and it took 30 law enforcement officers more than 15 hours to clear the house and remove all the weapons, a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation told CNN.
Police also searched a home about 15 miles away, near Chinatown, the source said.
Police arrested Girard Saenz, 57, at the first house over allegations of violating California’s law regarding assault weapons and .50 Browning Machine Gun rifles, Los Angeles police Lt. Chris Ramirez said. The law prohibits the manufacture, distribution, transportation, importation and sale of any assault rifle or .50 BMG rifles, except in specific circumstances, according to the California Legislature.
The complaint that led to the arrest involved the sale of firearms, but the investigation remains ongoing, Ramirez said, and more charges, including federal counts, are possible.
There were initial reports that this Saenz guy was a white supremacist, but there does not seem to be any substantial evidence to back that up.
What we did learn from this is that our gun laws are embarrassingly inadequate.
How does somebody even accumulate over a thousand firearms?
P.S. Saenz is said to now be out on bail and is cooperating with the police.