This is not good news for gun owners in Oregon. At a press conference, a BATF
rep states these guns were "not for sporting purposes". Seems like the new slogan
for the gun-grabbers when they want to ban weapons.
Here's the link to the story KATU News Story
Large Weapons Cache Found In Man's Home
By John Capell and KATU Web Staff
Beaverton, Ore. - A Beaverton man is under arrest after police seized a large cache of weapons from his home, including a fully loaded anti-aircraft weapon that was pointed out of a window at the street.
Twenty-nine-year-old Jason Laureno, whose home is located on Southwest 101st Avenue in Beaverton, is currently being held by federal marshals at the Justice Center in downtown Portland.
Watch Friday's press conference
Police have not said whether Laureno was involved in any terrorist or extremist plot, but they did say that the cache of weapons they seized from his home was staggering.
Kate Gassner lives in the neighborhood and says she had no idea what was hidden behind Laureno's closed doors.
"Oh my goodness. I'm just shocked. I just had to walk down to make sure it was my street," she told KATU News.
Inside Laureno's home, police found a fully loaded .50 caliber anti-aircraft weapon that was pointed right out at the street through a window.
The weapon, which is over five feet long and weighs almost 130 pounds, is capable of blasting out between 400 and 550 rounds a minute and accurately hitting a target 2,500 yards away.
The weapon is meant to bring down enemy aircraft.
Next to that weapon was another .50 caliber machine gun that was also ready to fire.
Police also discovered a cache of other machine guns and automatic weapons - more than two dozen in all.
Federal authorities also seized 100 marijuana plants from Laureno's home.
"We'd always been a bit concerned because we thought we could smell marijuana," said neighbor Don Watson. "And from time to time we would see him carry a gun in. You know, it is the hunting season and you don't think too much about it. He seemed awfully nice."
Watson says looking back, Laureno did make what now seems like threats aimed at the Beaverton Police Department and the Mayor's office.
"He had indicated that people should not mess with him from those agencies because they would find out what life was all about," he said.
What a dumb A$$