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Man’s hoard of nearly 5,000 guns shows ease of amassing arms in U.S.

 Reuters 07 December 2019

A stockpile of nearly 5,000 guns has been seized from a house in Pageland, South Carolina. The haul feeds into an increasingly heated national dialogue on the modern-day implications of Americans’ constitutional right to bear arms, which puts no limits on the number of weapons citizens can own. In the wake of a series of mass shootings in America, the case underscores disputes over private gun sales, gun registration and what the government should know about who owns firearms and how they change hands. (1520 Words) - By Peter Eisler

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Chesterfield County Sheriff's deputy Carolyn King removes rifles from a shipping container as she and other officers sort through thousands of guns found in the home and garage of Brent Nicholson in Pageland, South Carolina, November 10, 2019. The question of how one man amassed such a stockpile of guns arises just as there is renewed American soul-searching over the widespread availability of firearms in the wake of a series of mass shootings.Credit: REUTERS/Jason Miczek

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Stacks of guns are seen in a shipping container belonging to Brent Nicholson in Pageland, South Carolina, November 10, 2019. The question of how one man amassed such a stockpile of guns arises just as there is renewed American soul-searching over the widespread availability of firearms in the wake of a series of mass shootings.Credit: REUTERS/Jason Miczek


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