Skip to comments.Australian police find 328 guns, 4.2 tons of ammo at farm.
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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G18 full-auto, folding stock, suppressor, super optics, maybe? I didn’t know Glock made a unit that expensive. Wow.
Yeah, it was a good start. Too bad it was confiscated.
Silly Aussies. Only jackbooted thugs are permitted to have this many guns.
These firearms are very disturbing.
No. What’s disturbing is a-hole Nazis like this aussie cop.
Whaaaaa?? And what the hell is with the "4.2 tons" of ammo? Are we measuring ammo by the pound these days?
There’s some nice hardware in the array on those tables, in the site pics.
From the article: “modified or converted in some way” usually means they’re highly illegal, but not knowing Australia’s gun laws, I don’t know what that really means, either. I’m guessing no one’s going to get a crack at most of them, except maybe the gov’t or LEOs.
A lot of shotguns and bolt hunting guns. This scares Australians?
What happened to those crazy Aussies that fought with us in South VN?
Whats more disturbing is that its against the law.Its bullshit.
Reminds me of what the Brady Bunch Nazis would say about any firearm.
My thoughts exactly
Those things are gone down a gov’t ‘rabbit hole’, forever.
I’m all jealous...and stuff. My stash weighs...what...300 pounds?
Gee that’s a lot of ammo - but I can imagine if you loved and collected guns that 300 is a nice amount.
These blokes will do some hard time for this as Queensland is currently cracking down on bikies as they tend to be our equivalent to the Mafia and they have been killing each other in the streets putting normal citizens at risk. I have no doubt these were uncovered due to the crackdown and have bikie links.
They are way out numbered by the pussies that have been bread there just as here.
The only interesting thing I saw was a BSA #4 Martini Cadet training rifle.
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.
Shotguns and bolt action guns are not illegal - probably just not registered. Semi-auto or automatic guns are banned.
I hope so. This makes me a piker with significantly less than .1 tons of ammo. Nothing to see here.
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.
Now THAT is a weapons cache!
Damn. I wish I had that Armory.
rifles featuring telescopic lenses..?
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.
What is the point of having such a large stockpile of weapons, if you allow yourself to be arrested without a shot being fired?
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.
Hell, what happened when the continent was first discovered?
Australia was settled by prisoners.
It’s what gov’ts do well: bullshit.
And .22 LR would be the densest.
LEOs will wind-up keeping all that, probably. But the nice hardware’s gone.
They’re hardly showing all 328 weapons, but I’d like to get a close look at them.
Also sounds like they’d done some “modifications” (sears, barrels etc) to them, which rendered many of the illegal.
Yeah that’s probably the case too - A lot of Aussie country boys still know how to modify a rifle especially up in Queensland!
You can bet they’ll be tracing serial numbers and probably pulling-in more people involved in this cache, while the muzzie terrorists go merrily about training in their camps.
Sure beats the 7 firearms and 300 rounds of ammo they found at the Houston guy’s house, doesn’t it?
Not much info yet, on the 3 guys they nabbed.
Queensland crackdown is over the top. Riding in groups of 3 is assumed to be a gang. Gang officers have to resign, but maybe cannot, etc. Sounds like a group ride to Sunday School will end you in jail. In what I see, the way the law is written, muslim gatherings might be included — but of course the govt wouldn’t dare.
From another forum — in the new jail facility to be purpose built for bikies (1%ers and probably other innocent bystanders) under these anti-democratic and probably unconstitutional laws, the conditions of incarceration include:
- 23hrs/day solitary confinement;
- No gym or exercise facilities;
- No TV, etc. and very limited visiting rights; and
- Inmates to be clothed in shocking pink jump suits.
Not only that but the general presumption that bail (which does not usually involve cash as in the US) will be granted is overturned and the presumption is that bail will not be granted to people associated with prescribed gangs.
This situation has resulted in many members of proscribed gangs handing in all their colours and patches over to their lawyers - they are not “all” thugs and drug dealers, etc.
But “f___ U Newman” has now amended his poorly thought out legislation to include “former” gang members in its orbit.
But most of this legislation (like the VLAD laws - Vicious Lawless Disestablishment Act) is Constitutionally dodgy and needs to be tested in the High Court of Australia where it could possibly thrown out due to:
No freedom of association;
Reversal of presumption that bail will be granted;
Assorted news links:
New rule in Queensland!
Also, no ride groups of more than 3 (three) bikes!
The relationship between riders and Police is disintegrating daily. Check any of the ABC News links.
Police ‘harass’ Townsville bikers while escorting hearse to woman’s funeral
Bikie crackdown is taking its toll on local business
The telescopic lenses Qtr what scared me the most. They were sniper rifles for goodness sakes!
Scary, evil things, those telescopic lenses...
You have to be from Edgewood if yer a Martini Henry fan ....:o)
Happy Thanksgiving Slim !!