GUN Ma. Man arrested for "arsenal"

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Cops find 2 more weapon stockpiles; Charges against Kingston man may be sought

    Police found weapons and ammunition belonging to Donald Govoni at his home in Kingston as well as in a Kingston storage facility yesterday. (KAREN GOULART/The Patriot Ledger)

    By KAREN GOULART
    The Patriot Ledger

    KINGSTON - A Kingston man who kept an arsenal of weapons in a Pembroke storage facility had stockpiled more guns, knives and ammunition at his home and in a rented storage unit in Kingston.

    Kingston police detectives and Pembroke police yesterday searched a home at 14 Mountain Ash Drive, the last known address of 47-year-old Donald Govoni, as well as a storage unit he rented at Storage King on Marion Drive.

    They were looking for more weapons and they found them.

    Kingston and Pembroke police have said they plan to seek charges against Govoni for improper storage of firearms. They are also considering several counts of illegal possession of weapons, depending on whether Govoni has licenses for the guns.

    Among the items seized yesterday were two semi-automatic handguns, two shotguns, an AR-15 assault rifle, three rifles, nine switchblade knives and 3,558 rounds of ammunition.

    Kingston police Detective Sgt. Robert Wells said Govoni does not have a current firearms license and therefore is in violation of the law.

    Mountain Ash Drive is located in Town and Country Mobile Estates, a quiet, well-kept community for people 55 and older.

    Police said Govoni’s parents had lived in the home but both died several years ago. They believe it has been more than a year since Govoni occupied the house.

    Govoni’s whereabouts are unclear.

    Pembroke police began looking for Govoni on Friday after workers at Stor-It Mini Warehouses reported finding what appeared to be a bazooka in a storage unit.

    Workers at the Pembroke warehouse stumbled across some of the arsenal while clearing out Govoni’s three storage units for failure to pay rent.

    Police returned to Stor-It on Monday with a search warrant and found an array of weapons and ammunition, including a rocket launcher, two Uzi-like guns, silencers and a variety of gun parts.

    Jim Dickey, a worker hired to help clean out the storage units, said Govoni showed up there last Thursday and asked the owner not to throw away his belongings.

    Dickey said Govoni had rented space there for more than a decade and was known to spend hours locked inside the largest of the three rooms.

    In addition to the weapons, workers said they found old periodicals, some belonging to the Duxbury Free Library, photos of assault rifles and notes complaining about his boss yelling at him for continually showing up late for work.

    Boulter said an initial background check on Govoni turned up no criminal history. Gun purchase records showed some of the firearms found in Pembroke were purchased in 1983 when Govoni was properly licensed. His Massachusetts license lapsed in 1995.

    Karen Goulart may be reached at [email protected] .

    Copyright 2006 The Patriot Ledger
    Transmitted Thursday, August 10, 2006
     
  2. Gimik

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    jesus christ. why aren't they out catching criminals?!
     
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    two semi-automatic handguns :noes:


    i hope he has a class 3 for those
     
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    they didnt mention the semi-automatic machine guns with heat-seeking cop-killer exploding bullets OH NOES THE HUMANITY!!!!
     
  5. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Any one of us could be next.

    Whats sad is Im not really joking either.
    From pictures of the firearms and pictures of all the ammo you guys bought during good deals and stuff is comparable to what some of these victims of the law had.
     
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    :wtf:
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Maybe those fucktards meant mac's?
     
  8. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    They were obviously tipped off by the library.
     
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    damn, if thats an arsenal, they better not look at the house that me and my friends have.

    eventually: 4 ARs, atleast one AK, a couple of Mausers or Mosins, a shit load of .22s, and various other fun toys.
     
  10. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    no shit
     
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    "Among the items seized yesterday were two semi-automatic handguns, two shotguns, an AR-15 assault rifle, three rifles, nine switchblade knives and 3,558 rounds of ammunition."

    I want a recount on that ammo, I think there are 3559 rounds. And omg 9 switchblades, he could take over a whole quickemart!
     
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    Im glad this shit never happens where I live.
     
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    The line is so thin though. It could happen so easily. It scares the crap outta me.
     
  14. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    He had way to little ammo for the ammount of guns he has/d
     
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    kill_turu_kill Turu the Terrible OT Supporter

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    WTF Firearms license?
     
  16. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I have one.

    :hs:
     
  17. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I believe the Socialist Republic of Massachussets requires a state license for all firearms including long guns, and to think this is the state where the American Revolution began :wtc: May as well just give it back.
     
  18. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    No licenses FTW. This is also why I'd never store anything in a public storage facility.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    "Bazooka" was most probably a spent LAW tube :rolleyes:
     
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    FID card: Allows low capacity rifles (10 rounds or less) and shotguns (5 or less).
    Class B: Allows high cap rifles and shotguns, low capacity pistols
    Class A: Allows high cap rifles, shotguns, and handguns, allows concealed carry. May-issue basis.

    You need to be 15 to get an FID, and complete a 12 hour course. You have to be 18 to buy any guns or ammo from a dealer, but you can own one at under 18 if given to you.
    You need to be 21 to get a Class A or B, and complete some handgun safety course.

    I'm currently waiting approval on my FID (only 17). They said 6-8 weeks, it's been 4 so far. They took a full 3 months to approve my dad's Class A.

    I can't wait to get out of this state... Only one more year till I'm off to college in AZ.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I think Im going to move out of IL.
    Why should I live in a place if they arent even worried about my rights and safety?
     
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    holy shit, atleast here in CA they dont give a shit about regular longguns (other than banning the really fun ones)
     
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    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    I grew up in Illinois. I don't even like to go back to visit relatives. I haven't been there in about 5 years and the last time I was there it just reminded me why it's such a shithole in so many fucking ways. It's not just the gun stuff, either. The only redeeming quality of IL is that the cost of living is dirt cheap. There's a very good reason for that, though. Get the fuck out while you can. Come to CO. We need more gun lovers out here.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I actually have thoguht about moving somewhere out there.

    I want to live in the actual country. I want to own an immense amount of land, and have a steep hill somehwere that I could turn into a range.

    I want the state that I live in not have a problem if I were to buy an automatic.
    And I hate 105 degree summers.
     
  25. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    As much bullshit is that is, he WAS breaking the law. I don't agree with the laws at all, but *he* let his permit lapse. If I let my CHL lapse and got busted for carry I'd call myshelf dipshit and deal with it. I also don't like the sensationalized media, but that's what people want to hear.
     

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