GUN Hundreds of Guns, More than a Million Rounds Found in an Angola Home

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    http://www.indianasnewscenter.com/news/local/12519526.html

    Imagine going to work with no worries in sight, only to have your life threatened just minutes after you arrive.

    It happened just yesterday in Angola.

    For the crew at Davey Tree Experts, it's a Friday definitely worth celebrating, for a few frightening moments Thursday morning, they didn't think they would live to see the weekend.

    "I looked up and was staring right down the barrel of his gun,"says William McCollum.

    "You've got 1200 volts of electricity flowing up over your head and got a guy below with a shotgun," says Jimmy Harbin.

    Jimmy Harbin was there when the 71-year-old gunman approached--angry the crew was cutting down the tree in front of his home. Technically though, the trees were on a public right of way, the trimmers were contracted by NIPSCO to take care of them, but were never prepared for this kind of fight.

    "I thought I was dead, the first thought that went through my head was I would never see my kids again, I will never see my fiance again, I didn't think I was coming home," says McCollum.

    Angola Police showed up within five minutes , arrested felix weldon, who was later deemed too ill to be kept in jail. he was transported to a fort wayne hospital. police say his house was a mess and he lived like a hermit.

    "You didn't really see him anywhere, once in a while you'd see him out in the yard or going somewhere in his car, other than that he was always in his house," says Renee Richardson, a neighbor of Weldon's.

    Once Angola police entered the man's house, search warrant in hand, this is what they found: almost a hundred handguns, 200 long guns, a million rounds of ammunition and a Nazi flag.

    Police say although it's the biggest stash they've ever seen, they don't believe Weldon broke any laws. As for the Davey crew they will soon be gone, but say worry for this neighbors lives on.

    "You're living 50 yards from a guy that's got more ammunition in his house than half of Baghdad," says McCollum.

    It's up to the prosecutor now to decide Weldon's fate.

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    Wonder what his arfcom screenname is.
     
  2. Keesh

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    yep
     
  3. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    I don't know, I know a guy who went wacknuggets once he got up there in age and threatened people with a gun and by the time cops got there, didn't even remember doing it. Sounds like an elderly ARFer who has some failure to thrive issues.

    :greddy: neighbor with the Baghdad quote.
     
  4. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Yeah I'm thinking more crazy old guy, especially with those boarded up windows on the whole ground floor of his house.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  6. VladTemplar

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    He didn't break any laws, his neighbors have no business knowing about his desire to hoard weaponry.
     
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    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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    Why did they go in his house?
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Probably wanted to recover the weapon for evidence if he had already put it away when they arrived.
     
  9. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Pretty sure threatening to shoot utility workers is illegal. :dunno:
     
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    Didn't think of that. :o

    Next time I hold some utility workers at gunpoint I'll be sure to stay outside with the weapon till the cops come.
     
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    I don't know man he had a Nazi flag so he must be a bad guy.
     
  12. VladTemplar

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    Yeah, that was stupid, but I doubt anything will come of it. That utility worked COMPLETELY over dramatized it though.
     
  13. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    of course they mention finding a nazi flag

    thats not evidence. fucking sensationalist media

    "i was scared for my life" next time try knocking on the door before ya start destroying someones property.
     
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    Precisely.

    If the guy had perhaps, you know, let the owner of the house know he was going to be cutting away at the guy's tree he might of just been okay with it.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    If Nazi paraphernalia is illegal then I'm in big trouble if someone ever finds the box of stuff my grandpa brought back from the war:o
     
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    One million rounds? Finally a goal to aspire to.

    I hope the family holds a Internet auction of the house possessions. They could be millionares just from the ammunition.
     
  17. TL1000RSquid

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    Looked like lots of old c&r stuff with a few modern guns thrown in, I'll take the .303, 7.5 and .308 ammo off his hands :o
     
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    It's not.

    They are just trying to make him look like a crazy asshole.
     
  19. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I knew it wasn't. :bigthumb:

    The reason all that stuff is packed away in a box is that I can't figure out a way to display it without looking like "a crazy asshole":rofl:
     
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    I am shocked the article wasn't filled with SEMI-AUTOMATIC, AUTOMATIC, and ASAULT RIFLE :noes:
     
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    A million rounds of pistol ammo would be about 3 pallets.
    That's a lot, but it's his right to own them.
     
  22. Yuppy

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    yea i am suprised no semi autos were called assault rifles in article too.
     
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    contractors walk onto private property and begin cutting down a tree, old man confronts them with shot gun, how is this even news?
     
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    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    lol liberal newspapers and a scaredy cat society who thinks everyone with a gun is nuts.
     
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    they weren't on his property..it was public righ tof way.




    on a side note 1-million rounds found... so maybe ammo prices will go down? :x:
     

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