Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pensioner who pulled gun in slot machine queue row had huge arsenal of weapons at home

A pensioner in northern Italy has been arrested after he allegedly stormed into a bar brandishing a .357 magnum handgun following a row over the queue for the slot machines.



The 73-year-old had reportedly had an argument on Saturday with customers at the bar in the town of Cilavegna, Pavia, over the queue to the slot machines. Apparently unable to resolve the dispute, the pensioner turned up at the bar the following day with a lust for vengeance and a Smith & Wesson 357 magnum revolver, a knuckle-duster and a flick-knife.



Police were called to the scene where they arrested the man, who has a clean record. No injuries were reported. But, as police discovered, the handgun was just the tip of the iceberg. When they inspected the man's home they uncovered a huge arsenal of weapons.



The pensioner's collection included a Stahl shotgun, a Franchi Para rifle, a Beretta semi-automatic shotgun, a silencer and around a hundred bullets. Two more guns found at the man's home, including a Beretta shotgun and a Breda rifle, had been registered. Police also found two bayonets, a sabre, two machetes and a samurai sword. The weapons have now been seized.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

"a huge arsenal of weapons" maybe for a italian

Steve said...

LOL. My thoughts exactly. Of course, that would erroneously be called an arsenal by American journalists as well.

Dunex said...

With those comments you have perfectly illustrated the inane gunlaws of america.

Spikessib said...

Yeah, Dunex, until this happens and there are no cops to be found. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/12/armed-shop-owners-fend-off-looters-st-louis-suburb/

Ratz said...

I think only in America could people not be bemused by a loon with that many weapons. Heck, in the states they even allow the blind to carry guns: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28587041

Anonymous said...

"Loon with that many weapons" There are a thousand times the number of loons behind the wheel on highways right now. What's more likely to kill you?

Chuck Spears said...

A "huge arsenal" what a load of crap. I owned more guns than that when I was in High School.
More Media hype to make guns look evil. Hoplophobia is a disease.

Barbwire said...

It's a huge arsenal for a civilized country, but a laughable drop in the bucket for the good old US of A. Maybe he was an immigrant from the US.