Hundreds of guns, 1M rounds of ammunition, uncovered in Richmond

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Richmond man arrested with massive cache of illegal firearms
Photo courtesy of the Richmond Police Department.

A search warrant of a home in Richmond on Jan. 31 uncovered a large cache of illegal firearms and about one million rounds of ammunition, according to California Attorney General Rob Bonta’s office.

Specifically, the search of the home uncovered several suspected grenades, about 11 military-style machine guns, 133 handguns, 37 rifles, 60 assault rifles, seven shotguns, 20 silencers, four flare guns, 3,000 large capacity magazines, about one million rounds of miscellaneous caliber ammunition, and dozens of rifle receivers and pistol frames.

The suspect, who wasn’t immediately identified, is alleged to be legally barred from owning weapons.

Attorney General Bonta credited the Armed and Prohibited Persons System that tracks firearm owners who fall into a prohibited status.

“In our efforts to retrieve guns from a prohibited individual, we found hundreds of allegedly illegal weapons and approximately one million rounds of ammunition,” Bonta said. “I am grateful for our Bureau of Firearms agents’ and local law enforcement partners’ work in getting these illegal weapons out of the hands of this prohibited individual.”