Skip to comments.Police: Man with weapons cache was preparing for 'Armageddon'
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 Girards 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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"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
I couldn’t find the part in the 2nd amendment where it limits the quantities of arms you can possess.
That's against the law???
Boy are a lot of us in trouble now.
Obviously he was right.
“... 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
Uh oh, I hope the gun police don't get in to my inventory.
What the heck is an - infernal weapon? I guess it send you straight to hell when it is used against you!
What the hell? Is this in the US?
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.
Soooooooo....Great Britain, then?
Isn't that the point of a gun...to be dangerous?
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.
Where's the problem?
No - Taxachusetts.
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.
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...
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