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09 Oct 2018 4:39 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Got of easy?" to "Got off easy?"
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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2018 2:36 p.m. PST

A Norwegian man got some 350 hours community service, he had over 250 illigaly owned firearms at home.

Oberlindes Sol LIC09 Oct 2018 3:03 p.m. PST

Didn't we just have a discussion about a Russian fellow bringing a large lot of illegal and mostly very old firearms into Russia, possibly for sale to collectors who would render them inoperable? Could this story be related?

Personal logo DuckanCover Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2018 6:00 p.m. PST

From the photograph, it's a bit difficult to tell where the owner stands, according to the outline here:


Just depends on what his paperwork, if any, covers. Wouldn't like to be in his shoes, if some of those semi-automatic or fully automatic weapons aren't properly documented.


Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2018 4:05 a.m. PST

Many of them were semi automatic or fully automatic.

Lion in the Stars10 Oct 2018 5:53 a.m. PST

According to that Wiki article, it seems that a collector can own full-autos if he doesn't shoot them (defeats the purpose of the collection, IMO, but whatever).

I guess the question is, how exactly were those firearms illegally owned? Were there paperwork errors, like transposed numbers in a serial? Were there multiples of the same caliber (and the guy not a competitive shooter anymore)? Or were some converted to full auto?

But I admit, someone having 250 illegally-owned fully automatic firearms in the US would be looking at a long time in Federal Prison. 1250 years or so, because it's 5 years per!

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2018 6:45 a.m. PST

He either bought them illigaly, either on the Black market in Norway or got them smuggled in. Some of the ww2 stuff could simply be sold in Norway as there is still stockpiles here and there (a few dacades ago a widow asked people to clear out her basement after her husband died. They found dozens of stens, M1 carbines and a few brens. As well as thousands of rounds of ammo)

And while technically you have to be an active competition shooter/hunter to keep any firearms (except those collectors) this is often ignored, thousands of people have long since stopped being active in competitions. And now just keep the guns and take them to the range now and then.

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