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Police: Man with weapons cache was preparing for 'Armageddon'
Globe ^ | Today | Geisler

Posted on 02/10/2010 9:53:50 AM PST by jessduntno

By Stefanie Geisler, Globe Correspondent

A Manchester-by-the-Sea man arrested for stockpiling weapons and ammunition in his home allegedly told police he was preparing for Armageddon.

Gregory D. Girard, 45, was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly storing approximately 20 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Manchester-by-the Sea police executed a search warrant at 23 Bridge St., police said. Girard faces four counts of possession of an infernal device and four counts of possession of a dangerous weapon. Additional charges are pending, police said.

“Mr. Girard indicated he was preparing for ‘Armageddon,’ which he felt was imminent, and he felt martial law would soon be imposed,” Chief Glenn McKiel said in a statement.

In addition to the weapons and ammunition, police found a large collection of camouflage clothing, knives, bulletproof vests, helmets, and several pairs of handcuffs. They also discovered stockpiles of medicine and nonperishable foods. An illegal indoor shooting range was also found in the attic, police said.

Police seized all the weapons and ammunition and revoked Girard’s license to carry firearms.

Police negotiators attempted to reach Girard by phone before executing the search warrant but were unsuccessful. Tactical officers evacuated two other condominium units in the building and brought residents to the police department while the search was completed.

Girard has no criminal record, according to police. He was to be arraigned today in Salem District Court.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: armed; bang; banglist; cache; donttreadonme; goa; jbt; massafascists; nra; preparedness; rapeofliberty; shallnotbeinfringed
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He was licensed and had no criminal record.

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." ~Thomas Jefferson

1 posted on 02/10/2010 9:53:50 AM PST by jessduntno
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To: jessduntno
How many Muzzies in his neighborhood?
2 posted on 02/10/2010 9:55:54 AM PST by WellyP
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To: jessduntno

I couldn’t find the part in the 2nd amendment where it limits the quantities of arms you can possess.


3 posted on 02/10/2010 9:56:01 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Despair disguised as Hope.)
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To: jessduntno
Gregory D. Girard, 45, was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly storing approximately 20 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

That's against the law???

Boy are a lot of us in trouble now.

4 posted on 02/10/2010 9:56:02 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: jessduntno
“Mr. Girard indicated he was preparing for ‘Armageddon,’ which he felt was imminent, and he felt martial law would soon be imposed,”

Obviously he was right.

5 posted on 02/10/2010 9:56:28 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: EGPWS

“... There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one MAKES them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. ......just pass the the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted — and you create a nation of law-breakers — and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”

- p.411, Ayn Rand, ATLAS SHRUGGED, Signet Books, NY, 1957


6 posted on 02/10/2010 9:57:07 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: jessduntno
20 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition

Uh oh, I hope the gun police don't get in to my inventory.

7 posted on 02/10/2010 9:58:18 AM PST by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: jessduntno

What the heck is an - infernal weapon? I guess it send you straight to hell when it is used against you!


8 posted on 02/10/2010 9:58:21 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: jessduntno

What the hell? Is this in the US?


9 posted on 02/10/2010 9:58:23 AM PST by pgkdan (I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: jessduntno
"storing approximately 20 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition. "

Piker

10 posted on 02/10/2010 9:59:23 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: jessduntno

The whole point of storing weapons is so that you can defend yourself when the gestapo come to seize your weapons.

Sounds like this guy was too soft for his own good.


11 posted on 02/10/2010 9:59:26 AM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: jessduntno
Manchester-by-the-Sea

Soooooooo....Great Britain, then?

12 posted on 02/10/2010 9:59:45 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Freepmail me to get on the Bourbon ping list.)
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To: jessduntno
four counts of possession of a dangerous weapon

Isn't that the point of a gun...to be dangerous?

13 posted on 02/10/2010 10:00:17 AM PST by camerongood210
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To: jessduntno

This is in Massachusetts? United States? What is illegal about possessing as many guns as you would like? The man had no criminal record.

WTH is going on with those people?

What is an infernal weapon? This is all out of control....the rest of us had better be stocking up.


14 posted on 02/10/2010 10:00:34 AM PST by Concho
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To: jessduntno
"faces four counts of possession of an infernal device."
15 posted on 02/10/2010 10:00:40 AM PST by anglian
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To: jessduntno
20 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Where's the problem?

16 posted on 02/10/2010 10:00:42 AM PST by Touch Not the Cat
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To: pgkdan

No - Taxachusetts.


17 posted on 02/10/2010 10:00:42 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: jessduntno
In MA you have to be licensed (and your local police chief decides that matter for you. If he doesn't like you, or if he doesn't like guns, tough).
In addition, every gun has to be registered. I believe it's one year in jail if you have an unregistered gun.

And I think that even if you do all that right, and you completely follow the law, they can probably still take you in. Just because it's Massachusetts.

18 posted on 02/10/2010 10:00:47 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I was born in America, but now I live in Declinistan.)
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To: pgkdan

Small town outside of Gloucester MA...I lived there, in fact, in the 60’s...it was beautiful. It was also the scene of the Wreck of the Hesperus and The Hammond Castle...which was amazing...the lefties have it pretty well under control now...


19 posted on 02/10/2010 10:01:08 AM PST by jessduntno (If Bawney Fwank talks in his sleep, is it considered wetting the bed?)
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To: jessduntno
charged with "possession of an infernal device "

Consarnit!

20 posted on 02/10/2010 10:01:14 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: pgkdan

I think its in Massachusetts. That figures. Everywhere liberals congregate, fascism follows. Same with muzzies.


21 posted on 02/10/2010 10:01:19 AM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: All

I don’t understand...were these illegal or unregistered weapons?


22 posted on 02/10/2010 10:01:27 AM PST by heysean
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To: WOBBLY BOB
When Lutefisk is outlawed, only outlaws will eat Lutefisk.

Oh and Ayn Rands "Atlas Shrugged", excellent read!

23 posted on 02/10/2010 10:02:01 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: camerongood210
Isn't that the point of a gun...to be dangerous?

In a liberals' mind, we should all have non-lethal weapons.

24 posted on 02/10/2010 10:02:04 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: WellyP

The leftist concentration camp known as Massachusetts. There isn’t much difference between muzzies and liberal vermin.


25 posted on 02/10/2010 10:02:08 AM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Police seized all the weapons and ammunition and revoked Girard’s license to carry firearms....Girard has no criminal record, according to police. He was to be arraigned today in Salem District Court.”

The Peoples Republic of MassiveTwoShits...


26 posted on 02/10/2010 10:02:46 AM PST by jessduntno (If Bawney Fwank talks in his sleep, is it considered wetting the bed?)
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To: jessduntno
Gregory D. Girard was arrested Tuesday night for 1] storing approximately 20 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition ... [or] 2] four counts of possession of an infernal device and four counts of possession of a dangerous weapon.

Stupid reporters can't even maintain consistency within the space of two paragraphs.

"Infernal device" is sure to draw a snicker or two. General Laws of Massachusetts - Chapter 266: Section 102A. Infernal machine; possession; definition; notice of seizure

27 posted on 02/10/2010 10:03:40 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Mr. K

charged with “possession of an infernal device “

Sounds like something Nancy Pelosi would have in her nightstand...


28 posted on 02/10/2010 10:04:12 AM PST by jessduntno (If Bawney Fwank talks in his sleep, is it considered wetting the bed?)
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To: jessduntno
...20 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition....

And?

In addition to the weapons and ammunition, police found a large collection of camouflage clothing, knives, bulletproof vests, helmets, and several pairs of handcuffs. They also discovered stockpiles of medicine and nonperishable foods.

So he was an avid hunter who had the money to burn on bulletproof gear, Tylenol and canned goods. Again, how is this illegal?
29 posted on 02/10/2010 10:04:12 AM PST by JenB987 (under God's Spirit she flourishes)
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To: ClearCase_guy; All

We can always just learn how to make our own firearms and gunpowder. Anyone know how much would it costs to procure the materials and equipment?


30 posted on 02/10/2010 10:04:15 AM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: trussell

ping


31 posted on 02/10/2010 10:04:19 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Soothesayer
The whole point of storing weapons is so that you can defend yourself when the gestapo come to seize your weapons.

Sounds like this guy was too soft for his own good.

I've said it before -- If I ever hear of a "nutcase" who goes to war against city hall, or shoots government workers, or guns down the cops who come to take away his firearms, I'm planning to take the side of the "nutcase". Every dang time.

There's a war coming. The Good Guys WILL be portrayed as crazy nutcases in the beginning. I do not plan to pay attention to such characterizations. When the police come to seize your guns, you should remember why you have guns.

32 posted on 02/10/2010 10:04:38 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I was born in America, but now I live in Declinistan.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
What the heck is an - infernal weapon?

An infernal weapon is a self-propelled device like a torpedo.

I am confident it is a police or media mis-statement.

33 posted on 02/10/2010 10:04:39 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: jessduntno

We might be less than 2 years away from the Great Fall,if you thought the Great Depression was bad...


34 posted on 02/10/2010 10:06:05 AM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: jessduntno
Another "DUH" moment.


35 posted on 02/10/2010 10:06:33 AM PST by One_Upmanship
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To: jessduntno

The shooting range in the Attic was his downfall.


36 posted on 02/10/2010 10:06:43 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Ben Mugged

Thats what shovels are for


37 posted on 02/10/2010 10:06:47 AM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: jessduntno
and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Four 500 round bricks of Remington Thunderbolt .22LR at $24.60 a brick and I now have "thousands of rounds" of ammunition.

Damn... I remember when a brick was $9.

38 posted on 02/10/2010 10:07:07 AM PST by Drew68
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To: jessduntno
four counts of possession of an infernal device ,,,,, Duh WTH
39 posted on 02/10/2010 10:07:13 AM PST by piroque
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To: Soothesayer
I love the scene in the first Terminator movie where Kyle Reese comes from the future but is not able to bring any advanced weaponry with him. So he basically goes to 7-11, buys a whole bunch of crap and then goes back to Sarah Connor's apartment and starts making some really strong explosives.

It pays to know these things.

40 posted on 02/10/2010 10:07:59 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I was born in America, but now I live in Declinistan.)
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To: jessduntno
He was apparantly pretty bright, too.

Click

41 posted on 02/10/2010 10:08:46 AM PST by Lazamataz (Hey Obama, Can You Hear Me Now....? GOOOOoood......)
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To: JenB987

Exactly where was he breaking the law?


42 posted on 02/10/2010 10:09:11 AM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: massgopguy

“The shooting range in the Attic was his downfall.”

That depends on what they are calling a “shooting range.” I used to plink cans on a board with a BB gun and a piece of carpet in the background when I was kid...


43 posted on 02/10/2010 10:09:51 AM PST by jessduntno (If Bawney Fwank talks in his sleep, is it considered wetting the bed?)
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To: jessduntno

The article neglects to mention why the warrant was issued?

The usual “drug factory”?


44 posted on 02/10/2010 10:09:55 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: jessduntno

20 weapons? thousands of rounds of ammunition?

Soooo?....


45 posted on 02/10/2010 10:10:57 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Touch Not the Cat
20 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Where's the problem?


not enough.
46 posted on 02/10/2010 10:11:25 AM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: Abathar

LOL


47 posted on 02/10/2010 10:11:40 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Lazamataz

“He was apparantly pretty bright, too.”

Yeah...that looks like it was probably him...this oughta be good.


48 posted on 02/10/2010 10:12:18 AM PST by jessduntno (If Bawney Fwank talks in his sleep, is it considered wetting the bed?)
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To: Concho

Massachusetts and Kahlifor-eeh-yuh are not part of America


49 posted on 02/10/2010 10:12:46 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: jessduntno

Good thing I lost all my guns and ammo in a boating accident last year.


50 posted on 02/10/2010 10:14:56 AM PST by OB1kNOb (I'd rather be over the hill than under it.)
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