Cops find man’s decomposing body in car, 1,200 guns in his home

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LOS ANGELES -- Police found more than 1,200 guns in a Pacific Palisades home after finding the resident's decomposing body in a car parked on the street nearby.

The huge cache of weapons include high-end pistols, shotguns and rifes, KTLA reported.

Police went to the home on the afternoon of July 17 after discovering the residents body. The man's identity has not been officially determined yet, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner, but detectives were able to determine his name and got a search warrant to search the home.

In addition to the weapons, they found more than 2 tons of ammunition.

Investigators were trying to determine how the man died and why he had so many weapons.

"It's not a crime to have a large number of weapons so long as they were legal to own and legally obtained," LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith told the Los Angeles Times. "We want to make sure that's the case."

14 comments

    • Blane

      Ron is the text book example of a Bigot. Not Probably, but assuredly. And I am sorry your still here!

      • RON

        SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE A PETER PUFFER LOG CABIN REPUBLICAN. CONGRATS ON THE SCOTUS DECISION FROM A FEW WEEKS AGO. HOPE YOU HAD FUN HOSTING YOUR PRIDE PARTY LAST WEEKEND AS WELL.

        • Guns?

          “Ron”…What’s that short for? Sad to see McD’s and the circus isn’t the only place to see a clown. Really leave your intolerance and bigotry in another state. California and the constitution isn’t for you.

  • Matticus

    And if they weren’t legally obtained, what are they gonna do? Charge him with 1200 counts of illegally obtaining firearms?

    • John Jones

      If they are not legally owned they will be destroyed. If they are legal, and he had a will, they will go to his heir, providing said heir can legally own a gun.

  • Alvi Mana

    “. . . after discovering the residents (sic) body.” Someone writing for a living should be able to distinguish a possessive form; as in “resident’s body.”

  • Guns?

    None of their business! Seems like they are more focused on the guns and not as focused as they should be on this collectors death! Classic cops digging for evidence of evidence of miniscule wrong doing so they can persecute a victim. Bet if they found the sprinklers running they would mention that too.

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