OMG! Loaded? He had LOADED guns in his house?! Hang the fucker!
"Adam Coughlan, 28, was arrested and charged with the unlawful possession of high-capacity ammunition magazines and three counts of unlawful possession of an assault firearm with a high-capacity detachable magazine, said office spokesman Capt. Jeffrey Paul.
With a warrant, heavily armed officers searched Coughlan's home on Roosevelt Avenue in the Lake Hiawatha section around 12:15 a.m. yesterday, he said. They found "numerous" assault rifles, high-capacity magazines and other "high-powered" weapons, he said, as well as thousands of rounds of ammunition.
"This investigation is ongoing, and it will take us several days to sort through the voluminous amounts of evidence which were seized," Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi said in a statement. "Additional charges are anticipated."Coughlan was held at the Morris County jail yesterday in lieu of $200,000 bail, according to authorities. The arrest followed a short-term undercover investigation conducted by the prosecutor's office, Parsippany police and the Morris County Sheriff's Office."
Bottom line? The "authorities" squandered untold resources to do nothing more than stop an enthusiast from exercising his unalienable right.
The preempt factor. Just in case someone might have an evil thought or two waffling around in his head, let's nip it in the bud and trash whatever remaining rights he might have, because, after all, he might very well someday turn into a criminal.
Akin to performing a larynx-ectomy just in case someone looks like they might be thinking of shouting "fire" in a crowded theater. Which, as we've long maintained, is the difference between 1st and 2nd Amendment restrictions. In the theater scenario, one must at least COMMIT something close to being a crime, fire or no fire. But gun control isn't about saving lives or conducting civilization in a respectful manner. No guarantor of adherence to the societal compact, no expectation of legitimate deportment.
Control. The liberals will accept nothing less than unconditional control and THAT is what the fight IS and has always BEEN about.