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ATF Seizes 1,000+ Firearms in Raid on Los Angeles Home

Girard Saenz will likely faces charges of illegally manufacturing and selling firearms.

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Federal agents have taken custody of a massive private armory as a result of a raid on a Los Angeles home.

The raid on the home of Girard Damien Saenz, 57, resulted in the ATF seizure of the gun collection. Preliminary estimates of the stash’s size place it as containing more than a thousand firearms of various types, including assault rifles, shotguns, bolt-actions, revolvers and pistols. Some items were historical collectibles, dating back to as far as the Civil War.

ATF photos of the stash revealed the sheer mass of Saenz’s collection.

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It’s unclear it the guns were illegally owned, but Saenz is expected to be charged with illegally transporting and selling weapons. The Los Angeles Police Department had received a tip describing Saenz as selling and manufacturing guns from his home on the lam, outside of the legal firearms commerce system.

Saenz is also being accused of possessing a Browning machine gun, an iconic automatic weapon difficult to possess legally under California and federal law.

The ATF raid occurred on the home in Los Angeles’ Holmby Hills neighborhood, an upscale area that includes the nearby Playboy Mansion. Locals expressed surprise that such an impressive armory was being kept in the area.

Sources have described Saenz as a construction worker linked in property records to Cynthia Beck, a former mistress of Gordon Getty, a billionaire oil tycoon. Beck and Saenz co-own a construction business and numerous properties throughout the Los Angeles area.

As suspect actors are able to freely amass large armories outside the confines of the law, the state of California continues to disarm freedom-loving patriots who legally own guns throughout the state.

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New Group of Turncoat Gun Owners is Being Launched to Push for Civilian Disarmament

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Giffords, an anti-Second Amendment organization created by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, is launching a new group of gun owners to challenge pro-gun groups across the nation.

Building off a coalition that was set up in 2018, Gun Owners for Safety was recently unveiled and has chapters present in Colorado, Minnesota and Texas. It will serve as a counterbalance against pro-gun organizations and will push for gun control measures nationwide.

“I think whether you’re talking about politics, whether you’re talking about lobbying, whether you’re talking about culture change, what’s vitally important is that we focus on the millions of Americans at the center of our politics. If we’re going to have long-term durable change in this country, it can’t just be the activists on the left and the activists on the right. We really have to move the center,” Giffords Executive Director Peter Ambler declared.

Giffords is the wife of Arizona Senate candidate Mark Kelly. She is also a gun owner and according to Ambler, Giffords was one of the most moderate members during her time serving in the U.S. House.

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Ambler claims that the group’s organizers have already reached out to approximately 50,000 gun owners all across the nation “who are fed up with the NRA,” Ambler stated. According to a report by The Hill, the group’s members “include hunters, collectors, veterans, former law enforcement and others who value firearm ownership but also want to reduce gun violence.”

“These men and women were eager, at a time when our values of our country are being debated, to raise their hand and show politicians, show the country, that the vast majority of gun owners support safer gun laws,” Ambler remarked. The Executive Director of Giffords said that universal background checks are a central policy item for the group.

The NRA has become a punching bag of sorts for many gun control groups. Despite some of its questionable dedication to certain gun rights causes, the kind of persecution the NRA is facing from the state of New York for allegedly mismanaging funds and being involved in other forms of corruption.

“Put your foot in the shoes of an American gun owner, do you want to be part of the NRA, which is embroiled in legal and ethical controversy?” Ambler inquired. “The NRA wants you to believe that you can’t have your Second Amendment and pursue laws like … universal background checks.”

“American voters are hungry for campaigns and messages and groups of people who are attempting to bring people together to accomplish something that serves all Americans. That’s why Gabby is working so hard to organize fellow gun owners across the country,” Ambler commented.

The pro-gun control movement is not playing around. They will use every strategy in the book to try to destroy the Second Amendment. Gun owners should prepare themselves for the most unorthodox of attacks that come from this desperate anti-freedom lobby.

 

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