Police in northern Germany have seized a World War Two tank which was being kept in a pensioner’s cellar. The Panther tank was removed from the 78-year-old’s house in the town of Heikendorf, along with a variety of other military equipment, including a torpedo and an anti-aircraft gun
Source: Germany: WW2 Panther tank seized from pensioner’s cellar – BBC News
Safety Control Activists have this misguided notion that once they pass their laws forbidding the ownership of Evil Black Guns, it will be rather easy to find those that have not been turned in. In Supreme Gun Control Germany, some old fart had not pistols, not rifles, not shotguns, not even bazookas but a darned German tank and an anti-aircraft piece of artillery in his basement and nobody was the wisest.
Now, a terrifying thought for the Antis: That was Germany. Who knows what’s in the basements of ornery old Americans right at this moment? Think about it.
Now try to sleep.
And all those tragic boat accidents that have claimed the existence of so many guns in this country….sigh. 😉
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Not England – Germany. Much easier to understand how he got ahold of them.
Now, if this had been in England, the question would be, “How’s he get them into the country in the first place?”
Fixed. I was trying to remember a similar case where another man had a bunch of stuff, including an anti-ship mine in his backyard shack.
Did you mean this?
Yup, they based that on a real life old fart who had artillery shells and whatnots
“Here Hans, let Grandpa show you the souvenir I saved from the war…”
Unfortunately, that’s how/why folks will often get discovered. This guy was a bit more brazen that that, apparently, have driven it around in a snow storm some three decades ago.
Must have been the grand-daddy of all cellars / man caves.
I’d like to have a basement that size.
For some reason, I now wish to own a personal torpedo. Would that require a NFA Stamp?
Only if it has a live warhead.
Destructive Device license perhaps?
Afaik all equipment was legal and “demilitarized”.
Not only was the confiscation illegal (again, as far as we know) but the “Bundeswehr” (German Armed Forces) is prohibited from operating inside the country without a very good reason (similar to your Posse Comitatus Act) and to disown and old man is not a good reason.
But we all know that our governments are always right and cant possibly break the law.
Interesting, something tells me there is more to this story than we’re seeing…
A Panther…a gosh durned Panther. And it looks like it can be put in to running shape easily enough.
I wonder how that 88 would do against modern armor of today with updated SABOT rounds.
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