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healthpellets
08-16-2010, 03:06 PM
So the cops responded to a reported burglary. The homeowner wasn't home. The cops then find 300-ish weapons and ammo, some strewn out around the home.

Cops make no arrests in burglary, however seize all the weapons and are waiting to find out if they can charge the homeowner with any crimes.

Brilliant.

http://mystateline.com/fulltext-news?nxd_id=185655

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"At the current time we're taking the firearms for safe keeping as evidence until we can further investigate this," says Deputy Chief Lindmark.

Neighbors say even though the weapons may be legal, they still pose a security threat to their neighborhood.

Woods' says, "Even if he's a registered gun owner or not, that just seems like its too many rifles."

they seized the weapons as "evidence". evidence of what exactly? and frankly, i'd feel more secure knowing that my neighbor had 300 guns that i could probably get access to if shit hit the fan.

FEAR THE GUN!

WV
08-16-2010, 03:35 PM
Wow....I'm glad cops like that were around to protect all those in the neighborhood from the Constitution.

Bowser
08-16-2010, 03:38 PM
If I were a conspiracy theorist, I'd think that MacArthur Tennin set the whole thing up to get the cops to go in and seize the guns.

Pants
08-16-2010, 03:43 PM
That is disgusting. The dude needs to grab himself a couple lawyers and go to fucking town on that PD.

healthpellets
08-16-2010, 03:53 PM
Wow....I'm glad cops like that were around to protect all those in the neighborhood from the Constitution.

ROFL

orange
08-16-2010, 04:07 PM
I suppose they should have left this unattended building full of weapons and ammo that people were breaking into for an indeterminate time.

Yeah, that makes sense.

stevieray
08-16-2010, 04:11 PM
that people were breaking into .


allegedly...

....you suppose is about right.


agent georange orwell w/ counterspeech.

film @ 11

orange
08-16-2010, 04:15 PM
allegedly...

....you suppose is about right.


agent georange orwell w/ counterspeech.

film @ 11

Neighbors reported a break-in...

... but of course, YOU know better.

BigChiefFan
08-16-2010, 04:21 PM
Sounds like STEALING to me. Taking something that doesn't belong to you IE the guns.

notorious
08-16-2010, 04:44 PM
Jesus guys, what if the police found several automatic weapons?


I love guns just like the next guy, but lets wait and see before going fucking bananas.

BigChiefFan
08-16-2010, 04:56 PM
Jesus guys, what if the police found several automatic weapons?


I love guns just like the next guy, but lets wait and see before going ****ing bananas."At the current time we're taking the firearms for safe keeping as evidence until we can further investigate this," says Deputy Chief Lindmark.

Neighbors say even though the weapons may be legal, they still pose a security threat to their neighborhood.

Woods' says, "Even if he's a registered gun owner or not, that just seems like its too many rifles."

The neighbors are playing judge, jury, and executioner, even though, he's LEGALLLy ALLOWED to have as amny guns, as he sees fit.

orange
08-16-2010, 05:18 PM
The neighbors are playing judge, jury, and executioner, even though, he's LEGALLLy ALLOWED to have as amny guns, as he sees fit.

What the neighbors say has nothing to do with what the police are doing.

You seem to be playing judge, jury, and executioner of Deputy Chief Lindmark, here.

2bikemike
08-16-2010, 05:26 PM
"At the current time we're taking the firearms for safe keeping as evidence until we can further investigate this," says Deputy Chief Lindmark.

Neighbors say even though the weapons may be legal, they still pose a security threat to their neighborhood.

Woods' says, "Even if he's a registered gun owner or not, that just seems like its too many rifles."

The neighbors are playing judge, jury, and executioner, even though, he's LEGALLLy ALLOWED to have as amny guns, as he sees fit.

And as long as there are no kids in the house he can store them as he sees fit. A quick back ground check will determine if this guy is legally allowed to own firearms and a quick trace of serial numbers will determine if the guns are legal.

There is a bunch to this story that is unknown I won't jump to conclusions one way or another. I support the guys right to have as many weapons as he wishes as long as everything is legal. If he is prohibited from owning firearms or the guns are stolen then chalk one up for the good guys.

vailpass
08-16-2010, 05:33 PM
I suppose they should have left this unattended building full of weapons and ammo that people were breaking into for an indeterminate time.

Yeah, that makes sense.

Whether it is a room full of legally owned, registered firearms or a room full of double-headed anal probes it is private property and not subject to seizure just becasue the police didn't like it.
If the officer feels he has probable cause then he needs to obtain a warrant.

orange
08-16-2010, 05:56 PM
I note that this was last week. Here's an update:

http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/100433779.html

"We would like to talk to this individual to see if he can even tell us what's missing. But based on the amount of debris that's in there. I'm not sure he can even tell us that," Lindmark said.

Because of the burglary investigation, the guns and ammunition were brought back to police headquarters for safe-keeping until they talk to the owner. They need to talk to him to find out if anything could have been stolen.

They're also checking serial numbers and to see if all the guns are registered. Deputy Chief Greg Lindmark said he's seen cases like this several times since being with the department, but that it is unusual.

Police have a general description of the pair of suspects and continue their search.

The house is condemned because of the debris found inside. No charges have been filed against the home's owner since he has a valid FOID card, which is required by law to own a gun. There is no limit on how many guns a person can legally own.

UPDATED: Rockford Police said they have spoken to the homeowner. 23 News also contacted the homeowner, however, he declined to comment.

ForeverChiefs58
08-16-2010, 06:01 PM
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Radar Chief
08-16-2010, 06:30 PM
Low-ball figure, 300 guns at ~$500 a piece.
That's like the cops showing up and finding $150,000 in cash laying around and just leaving it there for the perpetrators to return and clean up later, because you know they're not going to just forget about that kind of a score.

Hog Farmer
08-16-2010, 06:59 PM
Sounds like the police are doing the right thing although now this home will be a target for bad guys. If I'm the homeowner I stay up nights with 25 loaded shotguns.

Iowanian
08-16-2010, 08:39 PM
Noone would have known that house was full of guns had the police not taken them, advertised that they had done so and released the information.

There is nothing wrong with owning guns. Maybe he collects them, maybe he trades them, maybe he just likes guns as much as anti-gun people enjoy bestiality porn.

ForeverChiefs58
08-16-2010, 09:38 PM
If the cops do find anything illegal like guns he would simply say the robber must have dropped them on his way out.

ForeverChiefs58
08-16-2010, 10:17 PM
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Radar Chief
08-16-2010, 10:18 PM
Noone would have known that house was full of guns had the police not taken them, advertised that they had done so and released the information.

There is nothing wrong with owning guns. Maybe he collects them, maybe he trades them, maybe he just likes guns as much as anti-gun people enjoy bestiality porn.

Well, no one would know other than the people that, supposedly, broke in earlier.
But otherwise sure, he can own as many guns as he wants.

HonestChieffan
08-17-2010, 05:46 AM
not enough info to know what from what

jjjayb
08-17-2010, 06:10 AM
Neighbors reported a break-in...

... but of course, YOU know better.

So I guess there shouldn't have been a beer summit then.

BigChiefFan
08-17-2010, 09:50 AM
Whether it is a room full of legally owned, registered firearms or a room full of double-headed anal probes it is private property and not subject to seizure just becasue the police didn't like it.
If the officer feels he has probable cause then he needs to obtain a warrant. Yep. The cops didn't have a warrant and still TOOK PROPERTY that doesn't belong to them. It's admitted in the article. They called it "safekeeping."

LOCOChief
08-17-2010, 11:09 AM
I suppose they should have left this unattended building full of weapons and ammo that people were breaking into for an indeterminate time.

Yeah, that makes sense.



The article says "home" not "unatteded building"

LOCOChief
08-17-2010, 11:16 AM
So let me get this straight, the libtards around here think that illegals when cited for perpetrating crimes such as traffic violations should not be asked for identification evidencing citizenship status, but it's OK for these cops to seize these guns from the home of a burglary victom?

healthpellets
08-17-2010, 11:18 AM
So let me get this straight, the libtards around here think that illegals when cited for perpetrating crimes such as traffic violations should not be asked for identification evidencing citizenship status, but it's OK for these cops to seize these guns from the home of a burglary victom?

well it's about time you understand reality.