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

Stacks of guns are seen in a garage belonging to Brent Nicholson in Pageland, South CarolinaBy Peter Eisler PAGELAND, South Carolina (Reuters) – As sheriff’s investigators threaded past the battered cars, cast-off tires and rusted farm equipment cluttering Brent Nicholson’s front yard, there was no hint of the sinister stockpile hidden behind his windowless front door. “This has completely changed our definition of an ass-load of guns,” said Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks. Six weeks after the discovery, officers are still cataloging the weapons, many of which have proved stolen, and the final tally is expected to be close to 5,000.

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