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Australian police find 328 guns, 4.2 tons of ammo at farm.
NBCNews.com ^ | 11/28/2013 | Alexander Smith, NBC News contributor

Posted on 11/28/2013 3:34:19 PM PST by carriage_hill

A father and his two sons have been arrested in Australia after police found a $3 million arsenal of more than 300 guns and 4.2 tons of ammunition at their farm, police said Thursday.

The men, aged 69, 46 and 42, were charged with possessing restricted firearms after police found the weapons stockpile stashed in sheds at their property in Monto, Queensland.

A selection of the firearms from a huge stockpile of 328 guns and 4.2 tons of ammo recovered by police in Queensland, Australia.

Among the 328 weapons were military-style automatic rifles, some of which were worth up to $50,000 each, and Glock handguns worth $10,000, police said.

“This is certainly one of the largest hauls of firearms, ammunition and weapons we have uncovered,” said Detective Superintendent Jon Wacker of the Queensland Police. “These firearms are very disturbing.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ammo; arsenal; australia; banglist
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To: carriage_hill

So?


21 posted on 11/28/2013 3:49:41 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: doorgunner69

They are way out numbered by the pussies that have been bread there just as here.


22 posted on 11/28/2013 3:50:10 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Chode

The only interesting thing I saw was a BSA #4 Martini Cadet training rifle.


23 posted on 11/28/2013 3:52:11 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Still Thinking

Depending upon the caliber and size of cases, that’s a lot of pallets of ammo. I do some PT work for a large FFL here in PA, unloading shipments of firearms/ammo/optics/accessories etc, from sealed trucks with police escorts, and there’s usually 500-750 lbs of ammo on 3’x4’ wood pallets, again depending on caliber and case size.


24 posted on 11/28/2013 3:53:12 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: doorgunner69

Shotguns and bolt action guns are not illegal - probably just not registered. Semi-auto or automatic guns are banned.

Mel


25 posted on 11/28/2013 3:54:24 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: Still Thinking

I hope so. This makes me a piker with significantly less than .1 tons of ammo. Nothing to see here.


26 posted on 11/28/2013 3:57:15 PM PST by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: carriage_hill
Bloody hell! Unless the blokes were named Achmed bin Obama, Mohammed Al- Mohammed, or Ali Al' Iiaxenfree I don't quite see what the problem is! Why aren't the cops going after all the muzzie yoobs harrassing and upsetting all the lovely lasses in bathing suits on the beaches? Or the muzzies shouting insults at the ones not dressed in the muzzie-mandated all-black burial shrouds in the shopping-malls and public ways instead? THIS is somehow more important???

Unless of course they are in actuality breaking up a found terrorist cell, in which case I expect those firearms to be placed up for worldwide auction quite soon.

27 posted on 11/28/2013 3:57:28 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: carriage_hill

Now THAT is a weapons cache!


28 posted on 11/28/2013 4:02:49 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: carriage_hill

Damn. I wish I had that Armory.


29 posted on 11/28/2013 4:03:32 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: carriage_hill

rifles featuring telescopic lenses..?


30 posted on 11/28/2013 4:04:48 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: carriage_hill

Who”RATTED”Them Out????????????????????????????


31 posted on 11/28/2013 4:05:18 PM PST by bandleader
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To: carriage_hill
In this picture they're all either bolt actions or lever actions as far as I can tell. Not very scary.

These must be the "scary" ones. Semi-autos are a big no-no Down Under unless you have a special needs hunting license.

But this is the line that Free Men must heed:

"The men, who have not been named, were licensed to have 71 weapons. ... An audit of the men's weapons was carried out sometime in the past two months, in accordance with Australian firearms law, but police would not say if that led to the raid."

Registration leads to confiscation.

32 posted on 11/28/2013 4:06:51 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: carriage_hill

What is the point of having such a large stockpile of weapons, if you allow yourself to be arrested without a shot being fired?


33 posted on 11/28/2013 4:07:22 PM PST by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: doorgunner69

They were neutered after the ‘96 Port Arthur Massacre: “More than 600,000 newly prohibited weapons, around a fifth of all firearms in Australia, were destroyed at a cost of nearly half-a-billion dollars.” Same ‘buy-back’ program happened in 2003.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_buyback_program#Australia


34 posted on 11/28/2013 4:08:08 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: doorgunner69
What happened to those crazy Aussies that fought with us in South VN?

Hell, what happened when the continent was first discovered?

Australia was settled by prisoners.

35 posted on 11/28/2013 4:09:25 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

It’s what gov’ts do well: bullshit.


36 posted on 11/28/2013 4:10:19 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill
...depending on caliber and case size.

And .22 LR would be the densest.

37 posted on 11/28/2013 4:10:58 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: The Cajun

LEOs will wind-up keeping all that, probably. But the nice hardware’s gone.


38 posted on 11/28/2013 4:12:02 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Chode

They’re hardly showing all 328 weapons, but I’d like to get a close look at them.


39 posted on 11/28/2013 4:14:05 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: melsec

Also sounds like they’d done some “modifications” (sears, barrels etc) to them, which rendered many of the illegal.


40 posted on 11/28/2013 4:16:10 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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