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Haul of 70 guns seized from house

The Argus: Haul of 70 guns seized from house Haul of 70 guns seized from house

Police got more than they bargained for when they stumbled on a massive haul of rifles and handguns.

Officers went to a house in Larkfield Way, Brighton, on what they believed a routine operation to secure firearms earlier today.

They discovered a haul of 30 rifles, 40 handguns and a grenade.

The rifles had been decommissioned but many of the handguns were live and loaded. A World War Two hand grenade was also found in the house and the bomb disposal unit were called to make it safe.

Sergeant Chris Lane said: "Let's say it wasn't our usual day at the office.

"We were told we might found two or three firearms at the house but were amazed to find 70.

"The late owner of them who lived at the house was obviously an avid gun collector."

The firearms have been removed by officers and secured and enquiries will be made into their origins.

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6:36pm Tue 1 Jul 14

jackthekipper says...

decommissioned guns are not illegal and can be bought for a few hundred quid.blank firing pistols and automatics until recently could also be bought and film prop working action guns are freely available in monthly magazines and dealers.i doubt whether they were live as in capable of firing bulletsuntil recently with the mass migration of eastern europeans and russians there are plenty of guns on the streets, again a few hundred quid secures.
they look like the collection of a militaria collector thats all,nothing to be alarmed about
decommissioned guns are not illegal and can be bought for a few hundred quid.blank firing pistols and automatics until recently could also be bought and film prop working action guns are freely available in monthly magazines and dealers.i doubt whether they were live as in capable of firing bullets[extremely hard to come by]until recently with the mass migration of eastern europeans and russians there are plenty of guns on the streets, again a few hundred quid secures. they look like the collection of a militaria collector thats all,nothing to be alarmed about jackthekipper
  • Score: 18

6:49am Wed 2 Jul 14

Grumpy0ldman says...

jackthekipper wrote:
decommissioned guns are not illegal and can be bought for a few hundred quid.blank firing pistols and automatics until recently could also be bought and film prop working action guns are freely available in monthly magazines and dealers.i doubt whether they were live as in capable of firing bulletsuntil recently with the mass migration of eastern europeans and russians there are plenty of guns on the streets, again a few hundred quid secures.
they look like the collection of a militaria collector thats all,nothing to be alarmed about
Hand grenade ?
[quote][p][bold]jackthekipper[/bold] wrote: decommissioned guns are not illegal and can be bought for a few hundred quid.blank firing pistols and automatics until recently could also be bought and film prop working action guns are freely available in monthly magazines and dealers.i doubt whether they were live as in capable of firing bullets[extremely hard to come by]until recently with the mass migration of eastern europeans and russians there are plenty of guns on the streets, again a few hundred quid secures. they look like the collection of a militaria collector thats all,nothing to be alarmed about[/p][/quote]Hand grenade ? Grumpy0ldman
  • Score: 5

8:57am Wed 2 Jul 14

Max Ripple says...

jackthekipper wrote:
decommissioned guns are not illegal and can be bought for a few hundred quid.blank firing pistols and automatics until recently could also be bought and film prop working action guns are freely available in monthly magazines and dealers.i doubt whether they were live as in capable of firing bulletsuntil recently with the mass migration of eastern europeans and russians there are plenty of guns on the streets, again a few hundred quid secures.
they look like the collection of a militaria collector thats all,nothing to be alarmed about
Oh, that's alright then.
Tw*t.
[quote][p][bold]jackthekipper[/bold] wrote: decommissioned guns are not illegal and can be bought for a few hundred quid.blank firing pistols and automatics until recently could also be bought and film prop working action guns are freely available in monthly magazines and dealers.i doubt whether they were live as in capable of firing bullets[extremely hard to come by]until recently with the mass migration of eastern europeans and russians there are plenty of guns on the streets, again a few hundred quid secures. they look like the collection of a militaria collector thats all,nothing to be alarmed about[/p][/quote]Oh, that's alright then. Tw*t. Max Ripple
  • Score: -1

1:04pm Wed 2 Jul 14

voiceofthescoombe says...

Well a hand grenade without a live detonator is harmless. Just because somebody tells you a weapon is deactivated doesnt mean it actually is some foreign rifles were sold as deactivated when they werent.
A copper isnt going to be able to tell at first glance if a weapons legal or not and frankly the only safe response to a grenade if you dont know is call in somebody who does.
Well a hand grenade without a live detonator is harmless. Just because somebody tells you a weapon is deactivated doesnt mean it actually is some foreign rifles were sold as deactivated when they werent. A copper isnt going to be able to tell at first glance if a weapons legal or not and frankly the only safe response to a grenade if you dont know is call in somebody who does. voiceofthescoombe
  • Score: 5
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