May 9, 2019
I don’t really think I understand what was going on here…
This man was manufacturing all of these guns inside his Bel-Air mansion? I guess?
A man was arrested Wednesday after authorities seized more than 1,000 guns from a home in Holmby Hills, authorities said.
Officials received an anonymous tip about a person illegally manufacturing and selling guns in a home in the 100 block of North Beverly Glen Boulevard, said Officer Mike Lopez, a spokesman with the Los Angeles Police Department.
As part of an ongoing joint investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the LAPD served a search warrant at the home at 4 a.m., he said.
The ATF said in a statement that its agents searched the home after discovering an individual illegally selling firearms “outside the scope of the federal firearm license that the individual possess.”
The federal agency added: “ATF and LAPD have no reason to believe the public is in any danger.”
The man’s name has not been released, but he was arrested on suspicion of unlawful transportation, and of giving, lending or selling an assault weapon, according to the LAPD. He is expected to be booked in the morning, authorities said.
Video footage shows what appears to be ATF officials reviewing the trove of guns, most of which appear to be rifles and pistols, stacked on the floor. Officials can be seen going through and disposing of boxes and taking photographs of the evidence. Authorities also found a large amount of firearms manufacturing equipment and tools.
”Obviously it’s a lot,” Lopez said. “They’re going to be there a long time. Possibly even tomorrow.”
Law enforcement sources said that multiple locations were searched Wednesday. A second home was searched on North Bunker Hill Avenue in Los Angeles.
The Bel-Air mansion is described as a hoarder’s paradise. Court records show that the property is owned by Cynthia Beck, who has three daughters with J. Paul Getty’s son Gordon Getty. Beck bought the property in January 2001, but it remains unclear what, if any, connection she had to Wednesday’s events. Beck could not be reached for comment.
Yeah, I dunno.
But there is no way you could be manufacturing this many different kinds of guns in one house.
Also: what law has been broken?