Since Australia has some of the strictest gun control laws on the planet it must have caused quite a stir when Australian police found over 300 guns and over 4 tons of ammunition of a family’s farm.
The police arrested a father and two sons after finding 328 firearms and 4.2 tons of ammo on a farm in Queensland.
According to NBC,
The men, aged 69, 46 and 42, were charged with possessing restricted firearms after police found the weapons stockpile stashed in sheds at their property in Monto, Queensland.
Among the 328 weapons were military-style automatic rifles, some of which were worth up to $50,000 each, and Glock handguns worth $10,000, police said.
“This is certainly one of the largest hauls of firearms, ammunition and weapons we have uncovered,” said Detective Superintendent Jon Wacker of the Queensland Police. “These firearms are very disturbing.”
The men, who have not been named, were licensed to have 71 weapons. But most of the stockpile was illegal, modified or converted in some way, Wacker said.
As well as the Glock handguns, the haul contained military-style guns such as AK-47s, MP5 sub-machine guns and rifles featuring telescopic lenses.
The police admitted that it appeared that the family was holding many of the weapons for other people. Recently the family’s guns were audited in accordance with Australian law, but police aren’t saying if that was what led to the raid.
Regular audits of gun owners is what American gun owners have to look forward to if voters don’t wake up and start voting out anti-gun politicians.