All weapons seized from Carry Permit holder

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  1. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Man with weapons cache was preparing for 'Armageddon'


    A Manchester-by-the-Sea man arrested for stockpiling weapons and ammunition in his home allegedly told police he was preparing for Armageddon.


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    Gregory D. Girard


    Gregory D. Girard, 45, was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly storing approximately 20 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Manchester-by-the Sea police executed a search warrant at 23 Bridge St., police said. Girard faces four counts of possession of an infernal device and four counts of possession of a dangerous weapon. Additional charges are pending, police said.

    “Mr. Girard indicated he was preparing for ‘Armageddon,’ which he felt was imminent, and he felt martial law would soon be imposed,” Chief Glenn McKiel said in a statement.

    In addition to the weapons and ammunition, police found a large collection of camouflage clothing, knives, bulletproof vests, helmets, and several pairs of handcuffs. They also discovered stockpiles of medicine and nonperishable foods. An illegal indoor shooting range was also found in the attic, police said.

    Police seized all the weapons and ammunition and revoked Girard’s license to carry firearms.

    Police negotiators attempted to reach Girard by phone before executing the search warrant but were unsuccessful. Tactical officers evacuated two other condominium units in the building and brought residents to the police department while the search was completed.

    Girard has no criminal record, according to police. He was ordered held without bail after his arraignment in Salem District Court. A dangerousness hearing was slated for Feb. 12. He did not have an attorney yet, a courthouse clerk said.
     
  2. eXistenZ

    eXistenZ Play it.

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  3. RussP

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    What is an "infernal device"?
     
  4. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    We had over 50 guns in the house when I was a kid, but none of the other stuff, and we were NOT preparing for "Armageddon."

    The indoor shooting range sounds fishy though, and I wouldn't want that going on in my weird neighbors house.
     
  5. eXistenZ

    eXistenZ Play it.

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    Glad I'm not the only one...
     
  6. Scott3670

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    What exactly is an "infernal device"? And there must be more to the story than mere possession of a bunch of guns. How many of us have that many guns or more and have never had any issues with law enforcement?
     
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    I'm going to look it up, because I may want one. Or two.
     
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    Torture device?
     
  9. eXistenZ

    eXistenZ Play it.

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    Maybe he just has a kinky private life...
     
  10. Just1More

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    Nice Bug-out-Bag. Is he a member?
     
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    &#8211;adjective <TABLE class=luna-Ent><TBODY><TR><TD class=dnindex width=35>1.</TD><TD>hellish; fiendish; diabolical: an infernal plot. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE class=luna-Ent><TBODY><TR><TD class=dnindex width=35>2.</TD><TD>extremely troublesome, annoying, etc.; outrageous: an infernal nuisance. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE class=luna-Ent><TBODY><TR><TD class=dnindex width=35>3.</TD><TD>of, inhabiting, or befitting hell.</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE class=luna-Ent><TBODY><TR><TD class=dnindex width=35>4.</TD><TD>Classical Mythology. of or pertaining to the underworld</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>


    This guy had a few pitchforks, I'm guessing.
     
  12. mrbray101

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    Ha! Thats exactly what I was thinking. Just sounds like another thread on glocktalk.
     
  13. TBO

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    Manchester man held on explosives charges talked of 'Armageddon'

    By Jonathan Phelps
    Staff Writer


    MANCHESTER &#8212; A Manchester man who told police he was preparing for "Armageddon" has been hit with a series of weapons charges for having explosive hand grenade "devices" and a stockpile of other weapons and ammunition in his Bridge Street condominium &#8212; and illegal indoor shooting range in the attic.

    Gregory Girard, 45, was arrested at 11:22 last night after the Police Department received a report from the federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau in Boston that Girard had explosive hand-grenade devices along with a cache of others.

    Girard was charged with four counts of possession of grenade type explosive devices and four counts of possession of a dangerous weapons. He had two police fixed batons and two police expandable batons.

    Also found in the home were approximately 20 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition for which Girard was licensed, according to police. Police also discovered the indoor illegal shooting range in the attic.

    He was held at the Manchester Police Department overnight and was transported to Salem District Court this morning for arraignment.

    "Mr. Girard indicated he was preparing for "Armageddon" which he felt was imminent," Police Chief Glenn McKiel said in a prepared statement. Girard also felt that Martial Law "would soon be imposed," McKiel said.

    Girard's license to carry firearms was revoked and all of the weapons and ammunition were seized by police.

    The Manchester Police were assisted by the Cape Ann Regional Response Tactical Unit, The Massachusetts State Police Tactical Unit, Explosive Devices Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, K-9 unit, and agents of the ATF Boston Field Office.

    Girard reportedly had no criminal record, and was not known to police, McKiel's statement indicated.

    We will update this story here at gloucestertimes.com as more information becomes available. For full coverage, look to tomorrow's print and online editions of the Gloucester Daily Times and gloucesterttimes.com.
     
  14. Flatulence

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    What was the probable cause/complaint that lead to the search warrant?
     
  15. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    That was not included in either of the articles.

    The second article promises to follow the story, so hopefully they will have an updated article sometime.
     
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    Shooting range in the attic most likely.....
     
  17. TBO

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    The article says the Police were there to serve a search warrant, so we can reasonably assume they did have enough information to have a Judge sign off on authority to search.

    My two educated guesses (guesses none the less) would be they may have been tipped about the grenades, or the illegal firing range (or both).
     
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  19. TBO

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    Go ahead and laugh, but if Armageddon happens, and you run out of ammo, you'll have nobody but yourself to blame.
     
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