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Cleaners Stumble Upon 130 Guns Inside Conn. Home

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FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Bank representatives cleaning out a foreclosed home in Farmington have stumbled upon 130 guns, 20,000 rounds of ammunition together with what appeared to be a grenade and a mortar.

Police dispatcher Tom Sevigny said on Saturday that an investigation showed the guns were legally registered to the resident. The grenade and mortar turned out to be inert.

Sevigny says police have seized the weapons and authorities will not file charges against the owner.

The guns included shotguns and handguns.

The bank foreclosed on the Fairview Drive home on Friday. Bank representatives went to clean out the home before the occupant had cleared out his belonging when they stumbled upon the alarming cache, prompting them to call authorities to investigate.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


  • shawnm

    BAN ALL GUNS!!! Geez. Enough!!!

  • shawnm

    Newtown….Enough….Aurora…..Enough…..500 murders Chicago….Enough……Guns kill people. What are guns for other than that. There arnt that many hunters out there.WAKE UP PEOPLE.

  • Dani1415

    Enough with creating so many LAWS for everything! When are people going to realize laws won’t help you when someone’s got a fun pointed to your head? Don’t you know the government can’t protect us anymore? Go create a LAW instead of arming yourself or creating some emergency plan or realize you cant live forever and things happen…really?!

  • shawnm

    The 2nd Amendment was written several hundred years ago before there was over 310 million people in your country.Things change.

    • alpinequeen

      If they had the internet back then, Paul Revere could have stayed home and tweeted everyone.

  • shawnm

    Thank you Renee. Keely Lin dosent get it. Cheers!!!

  • shawnm

    Great idea Donald. It’s a start. WAKE UP!!!

  • shawnm

    You Americans & your love of guns!!! Oh well….Donald Kelly would cry if someone touched his guns. The REAL IRISHMEN I KNOW DONT NEED GUNS!!!!

  • shawnm

    Its not a fake name.Real Irishmen dont need guys. I know quite a few. Tough guy. You know what. You keep your guns & see how that works out for you!!!

  • dave629

    The story has no news worthyness at all. Who really cares if these items were found? There is no crime committed. The story is all hype and horse dukey. Anyone wanting to see some guns, let me know. Ill take you to the range and change your opinion on guns. Geeesh….

    • Samuel

      I’d love to see you at the range. Well said.

  • Samuel

    I agree, it’s not newsworthy. They were all LEGALLY owned. So it’s not news. Call him a collector and it’s nothing more special than collecting stamps or matchbox cars.
    If they went into the house before the man could remove his belongings then they illegally seized his belongings. I’d love to see the police faces and news media covering them handing them all over with an apology.
    It’s the second amendment. He can buy what he wants. Cars and cigarettes kill more people…heck, even kitchen knives and medical malpractice kill more people than legally owned guns.
    Get a clue people.

  • artie

    So… When someone drinks, drives and kills someone… It’s the cars fault! Lets ban cars then! Take ‘em all away! Guess I won’t hear you complain about gas prices anymore! Get a clue folks… Worst schools massacre was Michigan… Google it… 38 people… Used a bomb… Was not happy with increase taxes for new school construction… Wake up… If you want to do something.., help the mentally challenged!!! Sick people kill… Like when they push another off a subway platform…

  • artie

    The worst school killing? 1927 in BATH Michigan – 38 killed – guess what? NO GUNS INVOLVED. Seriously, google it It was bad. The common thread between this massacre of 80+ years ago and this horrible incident in Connecticut? It was no weapon, but rather, a disturbed individual. Knee jerk laws may someday be able to do away with firearms – but can we ever do away with disturbed and determined individuals? I doubt it

    Why is it when a person kills one or more people with a car, it’s the person who drove the cars fault and no one calls for a ban on cars, but when someone shoots another person, it’s the guns fault, and guns need to be banned?

  • shawnm

    @artie the difference is the sole purpose of a gun is to murder,mame or hurt someone/something. The purpose of a car is transportation. Look it up!!!

  • artie

    Look up what Shawnee…? My guns have never mamed, murdered or hurt someone/something… Mine are used in competitive target competitions and I like to collect them… My prerogative, My right… God i love this country… i would never use them as “you” imply. May God Bless You!

  • shawnm

    @artie Wake up. It’s NOT about you dummy. Enough guns.People dont need 130 guns or semiautomatics. Guns kill people maybe not yours but they do.

  • artie

    So do cars