This reporter thinks 10 guns and 1,000 rounds of ammo is a lot for one person πŸ˜‚
Β· Apr 23, 2024 Β·

LOL. ROFL, even.

Anthony Englehardt, 44, of Southbury, appeared before U.S. District Judge Omar A. Williams in Hartford this week and pleaded guilty to possession of unregistered National Firearms Act firearms and silencers, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Literally anything can get you penalized under the National Firearms Act. Joe Biden's ATF decided to make tens of millions of Americans into criminals by changing a rule about pistol braces and almost none of those Americans registered their guns and the courts overturned the rule (for now).

But yeah, this guy sounds like a bit of a bozo:

Just before midnight on March 13, 2023, the Torrington Police Department received a report that Englehardt had shot a hole in the ceiling of a Torrington residence with a rifle, then left the residence, court records show.

He got pulled over later, then police searched his home.

During a search of Englehardt's Southbury home later that day, investigators reportedly found 10 firearms, six silencers, more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition and various firearms parts and accessories, according to officials.

This is what gets me. The journalists over at the Hartford Courant were SHOCKED by this.

Different guns have different purposes, like any tool. I've got 4 different hammers in my home, all for different things.

Are you hunting? Okay, well, what kind of hunting?

There's a massive difference in what bullets and guns you use to hunt rabbit or pheasant or duck or deer.

Let's look at big-game hunting alone.

.450 Bushmaster is a popular caliber because it has good stopping power and it uses straight-walled ammunition, which is mandated in many areas because it doesn't travel as far (AKA it won't shoot through the neighbor's house). For other big-game calibers, you might use .30-06 or .308 or 6.5 Creedmoor or two dozen other popular rounds!

Every gun, every caliber, and every ammo manufacturer is fine-tuned for specific purposes. You can have the same gun fire two bullets that look identical on the outside but behave wildly differently due to differences in powder and casing. What's the velocity? What's the effective range? What's the force (stopping power) going to be?

So if I'm a hunter, I might have a few shotguns, a few main rifles, a few cheap budget rifles for dinking around at the range, and a pistol or two. Ten guns is pretty much the minimum!

Of course, the Second Amendment wasn't written for hunting.

Self defense also has different scenarios that require the right tools.

For concealed carry, there are hundreds of different guns that people pick for their unique situations, body types, and preferences. Sure, running around with a Glock 19 works great, but maybe not if you're in a T-shirt and shorts on a windy summer day where you'll print for the whole world to see. Maybe a smaller gun chambered in a smaller round like .380 ACP is worth the tradeoff in stopping power if you're going to lunch downtown with coworkers in business casual and aren't hiking through grizzly country.

Then there's home defense. A pistol works well, but what about pistol carbines that offer higher capacity and the stability of a rifle platform? Other people want to take down the bad guys without waking the neighbors and opt for a caliber like .300 Blackout with a suppressor. Others buy a Draco chambered in 7.62 to spit hellfire as loudly as possible at the intruders.

But what if you're into antique guns, like muzzleloaders, repeaters, revolvers, or 1911s? (I know what I just wrote.)

I won't even talk about the types of guns you need for defense against tyranny because the alphabet bois are probably reading this too.

Back to the story:

Three of the firearms were sawed-off shotguns that were reportedly not registered under the National Firearms Act, officials said. The six silencers also were not registered, according to officials.

So yeah, this dude was definitely doing illegal stuff. You're supposed to pay the ATF $200 to register each suppressor (please stop writing "silencers," journalists, you sound dumb). The reason for this is that $200 was a lot of money when the National Firearms Act was passed but now it's more an annoyance and a reminder of our loss of liberties.

Suppressors are pricey, but it's pretty common for the guys and gals who have them to have a couple of them. Like guns, suppressors have different uses (who knew??).

Anyway, no one tell the journalists that the average American with guns has at least a few hundred rounds for each of their dozen (or more) firearms, or else they'd all faint from terror!

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