GUN NYPD Seizes 80 Guns from Staten Island Home

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    NYPD Seizes 80 Guns from
    Staten Island Home
    http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/local_news/nyc/090303_NYPD_Seizes_80_Guns
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    NEW YORK (AP) - Police say they've seized 80 firearms in a raid on a Staten Island house and they've made one arrest. Officers executed a search warrant around noon Tuesday and discovered the weapons -- mostly handguns, rifles and stun guns.

    Police also confiscated ammunition for the guns.

    Authorities took 54-year-old Gary Granato into custody. He has been charged with weapons possession.

    It wasn't immediately clear if Granato has a lawyer.

    Investigators say it appears Granato had been buying the guns over the Internet.

    NYPD BLOTTER

    On Tuesday 03/03/09, at approximately 12:00, members of the NYPD's Firearms Suppression Division executed a search warrant at 864 Jewett Ave., within the confines of the 120 PCT. Upon conclusion of the warrant, a total of 80 firearms had been seized from within the home. One individual was taken into police custody and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

    Arrested: Granato, Gary, 54
    864 Jewett Ave.
    Staten Island, New York

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    Looks like a bunch of C&R stuff and some BP pistols. I feel much safer knowing he's off the streets. Nice of them to publish his address too since everyone knows he's unarmed now.
     
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    I spy an Iver Johnson.
     
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    So what did he do wrong again?
     
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    Get used to hearing "Firearms Suppression Division."
     
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    Thank God they got all those antique revolvers off the streets. I feel much safer now.
     
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    Hey guys, it's illegal to own a weapon now. Start turning in your guns.
     
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    I'm guessing they weren't registered. Says he bought them off the internet, being they all look like antiques I'm wondering if maybe he had a C&R and wasn't following NY's laws with it(c&r or not all handguns must go through an FFL)
     
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    not guns over the internet
     
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    A C&R is an FFL. Or do they still have to be registered?
     
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    WTF. Since when is it illegal to exercise your constitutional rights?? Is there something we are missing?? Is he a felon or something??
     
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    I'd think if I was a gun collector (as it appears this guy may be), then I would just find somewhere else to live.
     
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    don't all guns in NY have to be registered with the state? that state is fucking terrible
     
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    You'd be surprised how much of a wedge issue that is for Federal Law Enforcement Officers.

    Some say mutiny, some say refusal to follow an illegal order.
     
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    God says not to hoard up wives and gold and guns or something.:rofl:

    Maybe he was a jaywalker. It is NY after all. Hell, if I had that many guns, I'd sell half of them to drug dealers and move my happy ass west of the Mississippi.
     
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    Still have to be transferred via 01 FFL and reg'd.
     
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    Pistols do, whether its a new glock or a Nagant revolver. Those black powder pistols have to be registered to if they've been fired.
     
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    Guy just looks like a firearms collector to me, typical New York faggotry.
     
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    Raid on gun collector's home nets 80 firearms
    Antiques in working order; stun guns and knives also turn up in Westerleigh house
    Wednesday, March 04, 2009
    By PHIL HELSEL and JOHN ANNESE
    STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Police pulled an arsenal of 80 handguns and rifles, a pair of stun guns and combat knives from a Westerleigh home yesterday morning, authorities said.

    The most menacing of the weapons, a black pump-action shotgun with a pistol grip, was next to Gary Granato's bed, while the rest of the weapons were scattered throughout his home at 864 Jewett Ave., according to police who made the noon raid.

    Granato, 54, apparently is a collector and bought many of the guns, some of them antiques dating to the early 1900s, at the Web site auctionarms.com. There's no indication that any of the seized weapons were used in a crime, police said.

    "Some of these are old, but everything on that table will take a cartridge and will readily take a shot," said Police Lt. Matthew Davis of the Firearms Suppression Division. "These could all be recovered on the street, in any precinct in the city."

    Granato did not have a permit for any of the 77 handguns and three rifles and shotguns taken by police yesterday, although he had applied for permits twice in the past and been denied for reasons that were not immediately available, police said.

    Some of the weapons would seem to be more at home in the Old West than Staten Island, including a "pepperbox"-style revolver with rotating barrels, several single-shot derringers and blackpowder pistols. Also recovered were automatics as well as two stun guns, three switchblades and two gravity knives, and large metal ammo boxes packed with rounds.

    The find startled neighbors of the divided home near Crowell Avenue and across the street from the Engine 163/Ladder 83 firehouse. They reported rarely seeing any foot traffic at the secluded property, which is ringed by a chain-link fence and high plantings.

    "Very quiet. You don't even see people at this house," said Paula Carotenuto, who walks her dog by the home every day. "This is just the oddest thing."

    Police began investigating Granato in mid-January, and subpoenaed records from the Web site -- sort of an eBay for guns -- which led to the search warrant executed yesterday, police said.

    Granato last night was still being booked on what is so far a single count of criminal possession of a weapon, although more charges could come from the prosecutors. His only prior arrest was a petit larceny case from 1972. As of yesterday evening, Granato had made no statements to investigators. No one answered the phone at his home.

    Phil Helsel is a news reporter for the Advance. He may be reached at [email protected].

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    So he had no NYC license cause they didn't want to issue one. He bought them off auctionarms he must of had a C&R to get them unless that many people on there are dumb enough to send w/o his.
     
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    Pretty fucked up... Maybe this case will go to the Supreme Court or something.
     

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