I often get a kick out of some of the notions held by gun control advocates. Do they really believe that banning certain weapons makes them go away? In reality, outlawing a weapon usually just gives their defiant owners the headache of figuring out where to hide their treasures. And boy, you’d be surprised by some of the things people are capable of hiding from the authorities.
Recently the BBC reported on the unfortunate confiscation of one pensioner’s awesome war collection. The 78-year-old man was living in Heikendorf, Germany, and had been hiding the weapons in his basement for many years before investigators tipped off local prosecutors, after previously stumbling on the collection while searching for stolen Nazi art. The army was called in to remove the weapons, which included a Panzer tank, several torpedoes, and an anti-aircraft gun. It took 20 soldiers over 9 hours to confiscate the damaged equipment.
Best of all, his collection was an open secret for decades. The mayor recalled seeing him driving around in the tank 30 years ago. “He was chugging around in it during the snow catastrophe in 1978…I took this to be the eccentricity of an old man, but it looks like there’s more to it than that.” Prosecutors are considering charging him on the grounds that his collection violates Germany’s War Weapons Control Act, but the man’s lawyer has assured them that the weapons are merely relics, and are no longer functional.
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