Living in an Imperial World: Expect A Lot of These Situations
From WISH-TV in Indianapolis:
Guns & ammo confiscated from Indy home
Posted: Oct 10, 2008 04:18 PM
Updated: Oct 10, 2008 07:33 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - ATF officers confiscate more than 100 weapons and 50,000 rounds of ammunition from a home on the city's northeast side.
Police were called out to a home in the 7000 block of Lantern Road Thursday night. The homeowner's 15-year-old daughter had called police to say her father was missing and she found a suicide note.
In the course of the investigation, police found the guns and ammunition inside the house. Officers were alarmed when they noticed a mortar round and an eight foot long Russian recoilless rifle. 24-Hour News 8 was told a judge issued a search warrant. That's when ATF agents were called in to catalogue and remove the weapons. The ATF calls the weapons cache a little bit unusual.
The ATF confiscated the weapons. They are now investigating to see if the homeowner had the proper permits and licenses to own all of the weapons.
Early Friday morning around 3 a.m. IMPD officers located the homeowner sleeping in his truck. He was parked outside a church about a block away. He has been taken in for detention and evaluation. Child services is taking care of his 15 year old daughter. As of right now he does not face any charges for owning those weapons.
Make sure you watch the video (not linkable). If it's the version I just heard over the air, it contained the usual scare language about "arms caches", "arsenal", and the obligatory "I'm surprised he had that many guns" neighbor interview.
They'll do it to you, too, just as soon as they have a chance. After all, given that the mission is to cow ordinary gunowners into submission, the G isn't going to be able to accomplish that simply by throwing Constitutional idealists like Wayne Fincher into prison.
Lesson: OPSEC and COMSEC begin at home.
More gunowners have been undone by "tips" to police from angry spouses/family members than any other single investigative tactic.
Consider what your exposure is on that front.
Act on your findings.