What’s the problem here?
A small fire broke out inside a building in the 3400 block of River Hills Drive in Newtown Friday night.
When firefighters opened the building they found hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition. Some had been fired, others had not.
“We have some concerns in the fact that we have some rather large quantities of explosive materials,” said Chief Tom Driggers, of the Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District.
Edwin Wolfer III owns the property and the ammunition. Wolfer is licensed to own it and is a dealer.
Chief Driggers, however, said his fire department should have been made aware that it was there.
“Because of the uncertainty as to why it’s in here, the quantities of it’s being here – the fact that there was no permit process – we’ve notified the ATF,” said Chief Driggers.
The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms along with the Hamilton County bomb squad responded to the scene.
A couple weeks ago Todd Jarrett told a bunch of gun bloggers he has about 250K (or was it 350K?) rounds of loaded ammo and the components for another 650K at his place. And the guy above is a dealer not just a consumer. Chief Driggers needs to realize that there are a lot of people that have 10s of thousands of rounds of ammo in their homes. It’s easy to go through a 1000 rounds per month and someone that buys a years supply when the price is expected to go up isn’t out of the ordinary and isn’t a threat of some kind. U.S. consumers go through something like nine Billion rounds per year. The dealers aren’t going to be buying and storing in quantities of a few hundred.