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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An infernal device is probably a copy of the Constitution.
“Boy are a lot of us in trouble now.”
Amen, brother. All American citizens are in very deep trouble whether they own weapons or not.
The EPA and IRS just bought stockpiles of weapons.
Martial law is a lot closer than people think but it won’t be imposed upon everyone at the same time.
They’ll implement it a little bit at a time over small portions of the population to prevent all-out revolution.
Sounds like it might be that way
Good thing these nazis never checked out my home! I had a serious reloading setup and a 10-Meter range in my basement, and, at any given time, I probably had that many firearms outside of my big gun safe...
And, between us, my son and I had a pretty impressive collection of historic edged weapons and other military items.
Of course, I had a "All Lawful Purposes" MA LtCF, and I never caused anyone the least bit of a problem. Yet the MA Nazis apparently think they had the right and cause to hassle me like they did this fellow.
TX (no longer, thank G_d) n MA
As they implement ALL of their freedom grabbing promotions, a little bit at a time so it doesn't hurt so much.
LOL! This describes the average member of the gun clubs to which I belong. Gotta love them Lib reporters!
That’s what I first thought ... but ... it’s not. It’s MA.
I fail to see what “crime” there was. (And, as a prior poster said, the guy was right.)
I would have to use a backhoe.
Everyone knows that infernal devices are the proprietary software that keeps governments from having to answer pesky questions! It's right there under 'pesky questions' in the Dept. of Redundancy Dept.
When is the NRA and the Gun Owners of America going to announce the formation of a legal team to defend the outrage committed against this man?
Of course it’s dangerous, would be kind of pointless if it wasn’t.
“Good thing I lost all my guns and ammo in a boating accident last year.”
You too? There’s a lot of that going around...
Bammy and his boy are probably itching to get rid of that pesky "Bill of Rights" stuff...
Thanks a lot! That was my boat that your boat ran into. Lost everything too.
“My mistake, its in Mass.”
I lived there once. The fire station burned down while I was there. A real hotbed of fringe types...avg age 50-60, avg. income 150k plus. Lefty central for the MA green pants crowd...I worked topping trees for a tree surgeon on some unbelievable estates.
And why was he arrested??? He sounded OK to me.
He was licensed and had no criminal record.
Obviously the JBTs in MA would prefer to hunt down and arrest those "types" than to have to deal with messy criminals...