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Hoplophobia (pronounced /ˌhɒplɵˈfoʊbiə/), from the Greek hoplon, or weapon, is defined as the “fear of firearms”

A Manchester-by-the-Sea man who allegedly had a cache of weapons in his home told police he was preparing for Armageddon, authorities said.

Armageddon? SHTF?  OMG OMG and he had a stockpile of dried and canned goods as well? and medicine!  Last time I checked it was called “Being Prepared”

Gregory D. Girard, 45, was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly storing several tear gas grenades and explosive pepper ball projectiles. He was also charged with the illegal possession of four police batons.

Police batons are illegal devices?  Considering you can buy them off the internet and get them shipped straight to your home I highly doubt it.

In addition to the grenade-type devices, police found approximately 20 weapons, including high-powered rifles, shotguns, and handguns. All of the firearms were purchased and registered legally within the past 10 months, McKiel said.

So… why was he arrested???

Police also found a large collection of camouflage clothing, knives, bulletproof vests, helmets, and eight pairs of handcuffs in Girard’s home. They also discovered stockpiles of medicine and non-perishable foods. An illegal indoor shooting range was also found in the attic, police said.

To be fair, an indoor attic shooting range is pretty stupid (not that I wouldn’t like one with the proper ventilation and safety measures to make sure no shots go where they shouldn’t).  Sounds like it was just a makeshift one where he shot at a ballistic plate (see video below)

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The video is laughable.

Looks like the cause of the arrest is “Spousal Hoplophobia” :P.  He is better off without her.

He has an impressive collection.  Hope this all blows over for him and he gets his guns and freedom back.

Boston Globe Full Story – HERE

Hat Tip: ViewFromThePorch

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John Haughey over at OutdoorLife’s Blog has an interesting article on the SHOT show round up of Smith & Wesson lawbreakers.

The article is surprisingly sympathetic.  As you know from my post The Smith & Wesson indictment irony I hardly share John’s sympathy.

From my point of view, what happened at S&W was pure greed.  After a blockbuster year thanks to Obama, they still needed more money, and were willing breaking the law to get more of it.  Without personally knowing the inner workings of S&W, I can say with confidence that they have numerous lawyers, all of which would know better then to say bribery would be a good thing for the company.

I do agree with John on the ridiculousness of  the following:

“Let’s see, at $75,000 a year, it’s $6,250 a month per agent,” he calculates. “$6250 x 30 months = $187,500 per agent. $187,500 x 250 agents = $46,875,000 to arrest 22 people.”

Voila! That’s $46.875 million of your tax money to arrest 22 people, or more than $2.1 million each.

If FBI agents really do make $75k /year and all 250 of them were working solely on this sting, then that is a crazy amount of money.  It would definitely work out to much more than $2.1 million if you factored in expenses besides just their salaries.

I’ll take this opportunity to make the same joke as I did in my last post:

If you are sympathetic towards S&W, buy some handcuffs – HERE :P

Reuters coverage of the S&W SHOT show incident – HERE

Hat Tip: SayUncle

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Kalashnikov Vodka

Apparently this “limited” release vodka and souvenir AK-47 shaped bottle has been around for a while.  Today was the first time I had ever seen or heard of it.

It comes in a cardboard box, with a wooden carrying case inside (pictured).  The bottle itself contains 1 liter of vodka, and attached is a dog tag with a number (1-13000) representing the ID number of your bottle.

The bottle would definitely be a neat collectors item.  A google search yeilds no clear results on the price or where it’s available stateside.

More info at the Kalashnikov Vodka website – HERE and HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The bottle in this case of course is shaped like a Tommy gun.  It is readily available in the US for around $50.

More info at the Tommy Guns Vodka website – HERE

 

If you are reading this and you live in Canada… it’s not a good idea to point a bottle of either one of these at the police.  You will be arrested.

EDMONTON — Edmonton police say they’ve arrested a 24-year-old suspect after a man pointed what turned out to be a machine gun-shaped liquor bottle at an officer conducting a traffic stop Friday night.Around 11 p.m., police say a second officer noticed a man in a nearby house pointing what looked like a long barreled gun at the officer doing the traffic stop.

More officers were called in and the home was surrounded.

Several people inside the house eventually surrendered peacefully.

Police then discovered that it wasn’t a real weapon that had been pointed at the officer – it was a liquor bottle made in the shape of a gun.

Jessie Shamarchi Petrin, 24, was charged with possession of an imitation weapon dangerous to the public peace.

Source – CTV.ca – HERE

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