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70-year-old Swede kept 557 weapons at home (Sweden)
The Local, Swedish news in English ^ | 02/05/2014 | Oliver Gee

Posted on 02/06/2014 9:05:32 AM PST by aimhigh

Police have called upon the military for help and are scratching their heads as to how and why a man in southern Sweden managed to amass an arsenal of hundreds of weapons, 557 of which he had a licence to own. . . . . . . .

Fearing an explosion, officers cordoned off the house and called in a bomb squad and the military for help. Closer inspection showed that the homeowner had actually had licences for 557 of the weapons, but questions have been raised as to whether such an extensive collection is nevertheless in breach of Sweden's weapon laws. The man is also suspected of breaching Sweden's flammable and explosive item laws. . . . . .

And it doesn't seem likely that the gun owner will be reunited with his extensive collection, much to the irritation of the 70-year-old Swede. "He won't be getting them back, and he's not very happy. But he is being very polite about it, he's a real gentleman," Dahlbäck said.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: allpropertyistheft; banglist; biggestgangintown; confiscation; gungrabbers; gungrabbing; licensedguns; policestate; sweden
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1 posted on 02/06/2014 9:05:32 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

“If you know how many guns you own, you don’t have enough.”


2 posted on 02/06/2014 9:07:19 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: aimhigh

Now THAT’s a cache/truckload/whatever other useless term the “journalists” use to describe anything over 2 guns and 20 rds of ammo. Or numerous 30 clip magazine rounds. Or something.


3 posted on 02/06/2014 9:07:27 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: aimhigh
And it doesn't seem likely that the gun owner will be reunited with his extensive collection, much to the irritation of the 70-year-old Swede

Why not I wonder?

4 posted on 02/06/2014 9:10:36 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Howie66

Despite the licensing thing, if he did in fact have licenses for them all, what’s the issue? And is there some sort of cross reference to the number of guns an individual owns. Big bro will take care of it for you.


5 posted on 02/06/2014 9:13:43 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: aimhigh

"..bangada bangada bangada bangada"

6 posted on 02/06/2014 9:14:13 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: aimhigh
557 guns, apparently in one location for many years, no one knew about them, the owner said "good morning" every day to whomever he met ... and ..

THE SKY IS FALLING .. THE SKY IS FALLING ..

THERE'S GOING TO BE AN EXPLOSION ! ...

NUCLEAR FALLOUT !!!

HELP, HELP !!!!

7 posted on 02/06/2014 9:15:03 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: from occupied ga

And maybe without compensation too. Maybe. Did he at least have a liberty safe? LOL! Or several dozen of them.


8 posted on 02/06/2014 9:15:12 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: aimhigh

piker


9 posted on 02/06/2014 9:15:21 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: rktman

“I’m from the Government and I’m here to help.”


10 posted on 02/06/2014 9:15:49 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: aimhigh
Fearing an explosion, officers cordoned off the house

Of course - I'm scared to death my rifles and handguns and their associated ammo will spontaneously explode one day.

I don't even know why I keep them.

11 posted on 02/06/2014 9:15:55 AM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: rktman

BUMP!

___________________

The is no limit to the reach of the Swedish Gestapo!


12 posted on 02/06/2014 9:17:00 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: aimhigh

First time I have read of one of these arsenal confiscations that I cannot say “piker” to. My hat is off to him.


13 posted on 02/06/2014 9:17:40 AM PST by jim_trent
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To: knarf

I wish i had a bot big enough to have lost all those guns in a horrendous accident


14 posted on 02/06/2014 9:19:05 AM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: aimhigh
Ammunition does not "explode."

We live in an era when lies have more credence than truth.

15 posted on 02/06/2014 9:19:06 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: aimhigh

If he were smart, he’d have a few unregistered ones elsewhere.


16 posted on 02/06/2014 9:21:34 AM PST by bgill
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To: grobdriver
I'm considering getting a loud speaker/tape recorder system that, should anyone happen to bust through my front door en masse and in body armor would loudly announce "I AM A THIRTY SECOND BOMB! I AM A THIRTY SECOND BOMB! TWENTY-EIGHT. TWENTY SEVEN. TWENTY SIX..."

It should make for a very short visit...

17 posted on 02/06/2014 9:22:13 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: al baby
"He won't be getting them back, and he's not very happy. But he is being very polite about it, he's a real gentleman," Dahlbäck said."

That's probably because there's a bigger stash out in the sauna, under the floor ...

Have a nice day, occifers.

18 posted on 02/06/2014 9:22:14 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: aimhigh

It is BS to steal a mans property that he legally owns.


19 posted on 02/06/2014 9:23:22 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: grobdriver

“Of course - I’m scared to death my rifles and handguns and their associated ammo will spontaneously explode one day.”

I asked a fireman what happens to ammo in a house fire. He said, “It just goes pop, pop, pop. You’d be hard pressed to get hurt by it.”


20 posted on 02/06/2014 9:24:19 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Doogle

“bork bork bork”


21 posted on 02/06/2014 9:25:00 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: null and void

That you, Johnnie?


22 posted on 02/06/2014 9:25:24 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: knarf

An explosion...

Someone get me a crying towel! /s

Good grief!

If he likes guns and wants a collection, where’s the problem.

Governments are the enemy of freedom. If there’s freedom out there, they’ll find it like they were a Geiger Counter. Oooo, it’s over this way...


23 posted on 02/06/2014 9:26:43 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: aimhigh

Were they afraid the guns would spontaneously combust?


24 posted on 02/06/2014 9:27:39 AM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: aimhigh

He probably lives near Malmo where he may need them to fight of rioting mobs of Muslims.


25 posted on 02/06/2014 9:28:02 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: aimhigh

What were they afraid he’d do with the other 556 weapons, that he couldn’t do with ONE that they deemed ok?


26 posted on 02/06/2014 9:28:42 AM PST by G Larry
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To: null and void

heck....start at 10 seconds...

no sense letting them think they have 20 seconds for heroics....OR....taking you out...


27 posted on 02/06/2014 9:31:14 AM PST by G Larry
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To: grobdriver

” I’m scared to death my rifles and handguns and their associated ammo will spontaneously explode one day.”

Several years ago in the village of Baltic, Oh., a guy kept his black powder and reloading stuff in an oven in his basement. One day his wife wanted to use the oven. The resulting explosion damaged the foundation. True story.


28 posted on 02/06/2014 9:31:15 AM PST by Rannug
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To: aimhigh

THE GUN NUT from an old poem (1500AD)

I am an upright citizen.
I cannot stand the smell of powder even.
Yet I own all kinds of weapons,
Leaving me few laudations.
I know not how to use them,
Just to see that rust does not suffuse them.


29 posted on 02/06/2014 9:34:06 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: grobdriver

“Of course - I’m scared to death my rifles and handguns and their associated ammo will spontaneously explode one day.”

Or get up on their own while you are away and kill the mailman!


30 posted on 02/06/2014 9:34:18 AM PST by vette6387
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To: aimhigh

“If you like your guns, you can keep your guns. Period.”

So even if you license them, they still won’t let you have them.


31 posted on 02/06/2014 9:34:51 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: mylife
It is BS to steal a mans property that he legally owns.

Marxists would tell you that all property is theft.

32 posted on 02/06/2014 9:35:47 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: aimhigh

I’ll bet the Finns would’ve been happy to have him around in 1939.


33 posted on 02/06/2014 9:37:22 AM PST by Stosh
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To: aimhigh

557 licenses? That means they knew all along. Why now are they complaining?.......................


34 posted on 02/06/2014 9:38:58 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Rannug

Black powder explodes, smokeless powder burns vigorously.


35 posted on 02/06/2014 9:39:41 AM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: Gen.Blather
I asked a fireman what happens to ammo in a house fire. He said, “It just goes pop, pop, pop. You’d be hard pressed to get hurt by it.”

Yeah, but now with every "pop" being equal to a wasted dollar, I'd be hurt.

36 posted on 02/06/2014 9:42:13 AM PST by meadsjn
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To: G Larry

If 30 seconds was good enough for Heinlein, it’s good enough for me.


37 posted on 02/06/2014 9:42:55 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: aimhigh

38 posted on 02/06/2014 9:43:10 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: aimhigh
"Why would you need a gun?"

Typical Euro statement.

39 posted on 02/06/2014 9:44:11 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Moral here is do not try to impress any one with any firearm!
Someone let the dogs out!


40 posted on 02/06/2014 9:49:13 AM PST by DocJhn
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To: Graewoulf
The is no limit to the reach of the Swedish Gestapo!

No different than law enforcement here. How many articles have you read over the years where someone' "arsenal" is stolen by police because they thought he had too many guns or too much ammo?

41 posted on 02/06/2014 9:54:40 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: null and void

You would be swiftly ventilated.


42 posted on 02/06/2014 9:57:54 AM PST by karnage
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To: dangerdoc

“Black powder explodes, smokeless powder burns vigorously.”

True, but it’s a rather fine distinction and peak pressures, I believe, are generally lower for black powder.


43 posted on 02/06/2014 10:09:09 AM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: aimhigh

His boat must not have sunk? Lucky guy.


44 posted on 02/06/2014 10:14:15 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Gen.Blather

“I asked a fireman what happens to ammo in a house fire. He said, “It just goes pop, pop, pop. You’d be hard pressed to get hurt by it.””

Not entirely true. Check out demolition ranch on youtube. He puts a fifty cal round in a microwave. It had enough force to blow the door off the microwave. I wouldn’t want to get hit by that, though the odds of getting hit are slim, but if you had enough cooking off, I don’t know. I am also pretty sure your firefighter friend would not go running into a burning gun ammo factory.

Still, a few rounds cooking off in a fire, I agree, is probably not the biggest concern when entering a burning residence. Gas, electric, other household combustibles, heck, a soup can can cook off with some pretty good force (don’t ask how I know). Noxious fumes are probably the greatest concern, though there is a group of firefighters sueing claiming the sirens are damaging their hearing.


45 posted on 02/06/2014 10:18:42 AM PST by rey
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To: rey

I’m guessing fifty-cals are rare in house fires. (I do have a pound of black powder in a can...)


46 posted on 02/06/2014 10:21:01 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: from occupied ga

Unless you work for the TSA, Social Security or Post Office.


47 posted on 02/06/2014 10:30:23 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: G Larry

If 30 seconds was good enough for Heinlein, it’s good enough for me.


48 posted on 02/06/2014 10:33:43 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: karnage
You would be swiftly ventilated.

Ultimately this would be different how?

Govt. “Threat List” Of 8 Million Americans To Be Detained Upon Martial Law

Quicker and less painful?

49 posted on 02/06/2014 10:44:17 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: aimhigh

The Swedish government said:

“This has got to stop!

We can’t have elderly people defending themselves against thugs and a possible Muslim takeover...”


50 posted on 02/06/2014 10:47:35 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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