Seattle Times staff reporter Mike Carter reports that federal prosecutors have released photos of some of the weapons found in storage sheds in Bellevue and Spokane in what they contend is “one of the largest personal arsenals of dangerous weapons in this region’s history.” Dozens of machine guns, grenade launchers, explosive shells and plastic explosives were among hundreds of military weapons they say were illegally owned and stored by Spokane resident Ronald Struve.
According to documents filed today, the 65-year-old Struve told agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives “that he thought he would need to use the firearms and explosives at some unspecified date in the future. “Struve had a number of anti-government materials in his residence, including a bumper sticker that read, ‘End the Fed,’ ” wrote Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Woods.
If convicted, Struve faces up to 10 years in prison.
To read Carter’s story on the case, click here.
Phew! Pretty hefty arsenal. Looks like this dude was ready to form his own army.