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WWI, WWII Era Weapons Recovered During Stamford Home Eviction

Among the items recovered were a Browning machine gun and a bazooka, police said.

Police serving an eviction notice at a home on Lenox Avenue early Monday morning discovered a Browning machine gun and a "5-foot bazooka," according to Sgt. Andrew Gallagher of the Stamford Police Department.

Gallagher said the weapons all dated to the World War I and World War II era.

The house, in the first block of Lenox Ave., had moving trucks on the lawn and in the driveway and a state marshal was still on scene Monday afternoon.

Asked not to be identified by name, the marshal said they'd never seen anything like the magnitude of the score that morning.

"We were just going through the standard eviction procedure and found automatic weapons, a bazooka, a rifle, a machine gun, a ton of ammo," the marshal said. "We called in the local police department and are in the process of emptying every drawer to make sure we don't miss anything."

The marshal said the weapons all seemed to be decommissioned, but they weren't taking any chances.

Bill Campbell November 27, 2012 at 05:20 AM
It's not illegal to own a machine gun that was manufactured prior to 1986. The only illegal items may have been the bazooka, unless it were demilled. I'm worried this man may be going to prison for owning legal items that he is guaranteed the right to own by the constitution.
Bill Campbell November 27, 2012 at 05:23 AM
It says that the weapons were decommissioned. It's perfectly legal to own. I'll be outraged if they would bring any charges against this person. They can't throw people in jail just because they have a personal problem with legal items that this person has in his possession. Ridiculous.
DJ McAneny November 27, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Hey folks, just to clarify, it has not been announced to my knowledge that there are any plans for charges. This story stood on its own solely for the novelty of such an unusual and diverse discovery made by police. It was my understanding the weapons were in a condition that made them legal to own.
Steven Smith November 28, 2012 at 03:28 PM
I think you wrote the story such a way to make it look like it was all illegal even though YOU just said all the items were legal to own. More liberal media bias against legal second amendment rights!

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