Thursday, February 7, 2019

More than 100 guns and explosives seized from Campbell River man's home

My Campbell river now is reporting that "Hundreds of guns have been seized from a Campbell River home. According to a news release from the Campbell River RCMP, the firearms were found in the home of 55 year old Campbell River resident Tony Green, who does not appears to have a previous criminal history. He was originally arrested after allegedly pointing a loaded handgun at an off-duty officer in the city’s Beaver Lodge Lands on January 28th. The search of his home was started the same evening, and continued until January 31st."

“Three full pick-up truck loads of guns, ammunition and prohibited devices were removed from the residence,” read the police news release. “The search was delayed when explosive materials were found. The RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit attended and safely removed the explosives.” More than 100 guns, hand guns, shotguns, and assault style rifles were seized. Many were prohibited, including a Bren machine gun from World War II with a tripod."

“Investigators also located what can be described as homemade silencers, zip guns, prohibited over capacity magazines and untraceable firearms,” read the release. “None of the firearms or devices were locked, none were stored properly and some were found loaded. High explosives, detonators and detonator cords were likewise removed from the house.”

Stockpiling for the Devil's Rejects? If he was a collector, he could have prohibited weapons grandfathered into his firearm license depending on when he purchased them. Doesn't sound like they were properly stored though.


  1. If it weren't so dangerous a situation, I'd be laughing. You do have to wonder how he came into possession of all those weapons. He might be a collector, who didn't want anyone to know and hence the lack of the appropriate paper work.

    of course Campbell Rive is a port city and a lot of boats have always gone through there especially in the summer, when Americans used to come in droves to fish. It does make you wonder though. Perhaps he was running a run a gun business???

  2. It will be interesting to see if they can turn up a connection between him and a club. Not very bright, point a gun at a cop......

    1. not all people who do illegal things are bright. if they were bright they would not be doing illegal things and if they were really bright, they wouldn't be caught.


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