In total, he was caught with 14 licensed handguns; two loaded, licensed shotguns; one licensed rifle; approximately 45,000 rounds of ammunition for a variety of weapons; 225 pounds of smokeless gun powder stored in various containers and open to view; unassembled parts for an AR-10 and AR-15 assault rifles, three high-capacity magazines — one fully loaded with 20 rounds and each capable of holding in excess of ten rounds of .308 caliber ammunition — two Kevlar body armor vests, six Kevlar armor plates, one ammunition press, numerous primers, empty cartridges, and several other devices and components related to weapons ammunition.
We are only going with was in the article, but so far and my little knowledge of NY Laws, I don’t see why the guy was charged with anything other than making some police’s and DA’s panties moist with brown emissions due to their own ignorance.
“Alone, the amount of gunpowder discovered was capable of igniting and causing significant damage to not only the defendant’s apartment but to neighboring apartments and the building’s exterior walls, as well as injuring or killing anyone unfortunate enough to be in the vicinity,” Brown said.
That is what I mean. Unless somebody actually goes to the trouble of setting all that powder on fire, it is not going to go off on its own and at the most, what you will have is a pretty good fire and not the earth-shattering explosion D.A. Brown assured it may happen. But I bet all he learned about weapons was on TV or the movies where one pound of Winchester 231 is the equivalent of the Nagasaki bomb.
I am going to keep an eye on this case. Unless there is something else not published, Mr. Shou will either walk free or get something because of the 20 round mags since every frigging firearm was already licensed.
And one more thing:
The arsenal was discovered when officers conducted an administrative pistol licensee review at Shou’s home Monday. The officers spotted the gunpowder and some of the ammunition lying in plain sight.
Can you boys and girls say “F*** Gun registration!’?
Let that be a lesson.
UPDATE: I think we found why he is being charged :
7 (c)Any part, or combination of parts, designed or intended to readily convert a rifle or shotgun into an assault weapon.
A $20 flash suppressor is the same thing as a completed and “shootable” AK 47 for NY purposes.