“Somebody has put them to the Police I would imagine in exchange for leniency on a larger crime!”
If they were storing guns for neighbors, then it is likely that quite a few knew that they had unregistered guns. The more people that know, the more likely that someone is to talk.
“The more people that know, the more likely that someone is to talk.”
That’s why in today’s era of un-American lunacy I don’t think it’s a good idea to tell anyone what kinds of guns we have, this includes relatives, neighbors and friends. Keep a couple out in plain view for hunting or self defense, hide the rest. A common storage point such as a gun safe makes it easier to find all in one cache.
I am I paranoid? Yes.
A likely story I would say but yes the more people know the less likely anything can be kept a secret.