“Delaware Hunter Caught with a Massive Weapons Cache”

Massive weapons cache (courtesy newsworks.org)

“A Delaware man prohibited from possessing deadly weapons is accused of carrying eight guns and three crossbows while hunting near Delmar in southern Delaware,” newsworks.org reports under the headline above. Wait. Robert Evans was carrying all that while hunting? After he serves his time, I reckon Mr. Evans would make a pretty good living as a Sherpa. Anyway, the “massive weapons cache” above consists of three crossbows, three shotguns, two muzzleloaders, two rifles, one handgun and a number of arrows and ammunition. Notice the CCI ammo? Cache 22.


  1. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    Are felons restricted from possessing muzzle loaders and percussion revolvers? It’s my understanding they aren’t considered ‘firearms’ by the ATF, of course states may vary.

    1. avatar Boyd says:

      That’s what I was wondering

      1. avatar Bourbon guzzler says:

        That’s what you were wondering? Umm, I was wondering how the hell this pack mule managed to carry all that.

        1. avatar Stinkeye says:

          Me, I was wondering what the hell he was hunting. Sasquatch?

        2. avatar mark s. says:

          If I were in his shoes I would probably carry all mine with me to .
          I would be afraid someone would find it all when I was gone and turn me .

          That pistol in the front of the pile is a Colt Huntsman 22 LR with a 4 in. bbl. I think . Nice hand me down , worth about $700.00 with decent bluing . Great little shooter .

    2. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Archery is allowed here for ex-felons.

      1. avatar Bill says:

        As well as here in NH. If I remember correctly though, in fish and game terms the crossbow is the same as a firearm unless medically necessary, so I have no idea how legally it would work in regards to possession.

        1. avatar MamaLiberty says:

          ” …the crossbow is the same as a firearm unless medically necessary…”

          I think I must be missing something here. “Medically necessary?” 🙂

        2. avatar mark s. says:

          Medically necessary means you can’t operate a convention bow because of medical reasons

        3. avatar MamaLiberty says:

          Oh, I see. That makes sense. Will the disabled person need a special “license” for that?

          No reason for the state to be involved, any more than when people determine for themselves whether or not they need a cane. Or anything else. 🙂

    3. avatar Ralph says:

      Gov, under federal law most muzzle loaders are not considered “firearms.” However, if a muzzle loader can be converted into a gun that fires modern fixed ammo, it will be considered a firearm even if it isn’t converted. The ATF also publishes a list of convertible muzzle loaders, but the list is not exclusive, only illustrative.

      State laws can and do differ. In many states, felons are prohibited from owning, carrying etc. any muzzle loaders, even if they are not convertible.

      1. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

        I’m guessing any of them can be converted if you try hard enough. In the construction trade I tell people I can build anything they want, the question is if they can afford it. The only limits are your imagination and your budget.

  2. avatar Chris. says:

    uh-huh… and whose house did he carry this massive cache out of? To you know, go hunting.

  3. avatar Boyd says:

    wait does the deadly weapons prohibition cover the crossbow and muzzleloaders cause I thought you can only be prohibited from owning firearms. I could be wrong but I’m a little confused over whether the crossbows and muzzleloaders are included in that charge.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Under federal law, some muzzle loaders are in fact considered firearms. State laws can be and often are even more restrictive and ban felons from owning any gun, crossbow etc.

    2. avatar DaveL says:

      I looked up the Delaware definition of “deadly weapon”. It includes firearms (and their definition of firearm does include muzzle loaders. And crossbows. And arguably Nerf guns), also knives, bludgeons, “razors” (it doesn’t seem to explicItly exclude safety razors or electric razors, felons must sport some epic beards in Delaware), and “bicycle chains” (even on a bicycle, apparently).

      It also includes under “deadly weapons” anything not otherwise named that a person actually uses to inflict (or attempt to inflict) serious bodily harm on another person. So chainsaws are OK unless you try to use one on another human being, but bicycle chains are categorically off-limits.

  4. avatar Removed_californian says:

    If you can fit it all on a table, it isn’t a cache/arsenal/stockpile/etc.

    1. avatar Bill says:

      a : a hiding place especially for concealing and preserving provisions or implements
      b : a secure place of storage
      : something hidden or stored in a cache”

      Technically, you could have a cache of one as long as it was squirreled away.

      I agree with the arsenal/stockpile though.

  5. avatar Adrik says:

    What does it mean “Prohibited person”? Felon? Mental hospital? Misdemeanor DV? Some obscure violation of crappy Delaware gun laws?

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Or maybe he was on some secret list that nobody knows they’re on, has no set process for listing and no process for being removed.

  6. avatar Not me says:

    Holy crap!! That’s a “Massive Weapons Cache”?? I wonder what they would call my collection?

    1. avatar SD3 says:

      I know. My sister has got more guns than that.

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        Diane Feinstein has more guns than that. But she’s a little short on crossbows.

        1. avatar jwm says:

          She still has the crossbow she took in trade when she was a camp follower during the crusades.

        2. avatar Chuck in IL says:

          Because she’s old. Well done sir.

      2. avatar dph says:

        Ha, my brother has more guns than that under his bed.

  7. avatar Rokurota says:

    You’re going to cache Heller for that pun.

    1. avatar Mauserman says:


  8. avatar Maureen Gyory says:

    Anti-Gun wackos are at it again. Thank goodness I live in PA.

    1. avatar Mad Max says:

      Good in PA for now. Keep your fingers crossed and be sure to vote for pro-2A candidates. And join PA4SP.

      In the last election, all of the Fudds stayed home and the PA Supreme Court is now controlled by anti-2A judges (5 to 2).

  9. avatar K says:

    How does one hunt without a weapon?

    1. avatar JasonM says:

      Like a man! 😀

    2. avatar Soccerchainsaw says:

      Rambo style, jumping from a tree onto a boar with a hand sharpened pike….

  10. avatar Grego says:

    If that is a massive weapons cache, I have achieved a weapons cache singularity.

    1. avatar Joe R. says:

      I could sense the warping of local space-time.

      This is my rifle, there are many like it, and if I wait long enough they will spill over the event horizon.

    2. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

      OK, so if an AR is travelling at the speed of light, and you turn on the laser sight, what happens?

      1. avatar Miller says:

        It goes to plaid?

        1. avatar TStew says:

          …and it’s Miller for the win!

      2. avatar Cyrano says:

        Nothing. Old physics question about cars and headlights. But a fun thought experiment.

  11. avatar Right to arm Bears says:

    That’s “massive?” In whose universe?! I’ve got a few rifles, a shotgun and a few handguns. Does that count as “massive?” Exaggerate much?

  12. avatar Dipstick says:

    Hey retards…..it’s massive in the fact that he was carrying all that while hunting; not because he owned that much.

  13. avatar Larry says:

    Most of those weapons were seized after a search warrant served at his home, following a stop while he was hunting.

    Thanks to Mr. Google for that info.

    It would be hard enough to carry two crossbows at once much less all the rest.

  14. avatar Mad Max says:

    Is carrying 3 handguns at the same time considered excessive?

    I carry at least 2, sometimes 3, on a daily basis.

    I hear that some Rabbi says that two guns are one and three guns are two…Seems correct to me.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      IIRC, the Rabbi said that seven guns are six.

  15. avatar Ditto says:

    Hmmm… the “arsenal” I lost last summer when my boat capsized was more massive than what that guy had.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      We’re gonna need a bigger boat.

  16. avatar Smoke Jensen says:

    Weapons cache? Hell. That’s my EDC.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      How do you carry your crossbow IWB?

      Never mind. I don’t want to know.

      1. avatar Stinkeye says:

        Unloaded, I hope.

  17. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

    Two muzzleloaders? Now that’s a cache with cachet!

  18. avatar Pantera Vazquez says:

    Newsworks screwed up. Cache my a$$……..Everyone knows That There is properly named an ARSENAL. Press must be kept in line, I mean common sense ™ and all that.

  19. avatar rob g says:

    While all of you POTG make light of this chuckleheads dilemma, please consider that the DV prohibition was rammed through under Clinton, and it takes almost nothing to be convicted. In WI, the “victim” only has to say you “made them feel threatened”, even if you never struck or directly threatened them. I know. I had a whacko-bird ex wife and had to spend 10k to preserve my 2A rights in Madtown WI. So, when the “No-Fly” list comes along in a couple weeks, I hope the laughter dies down. I know lots of guys who took a deal on a trumped up DV case, never thinking their deer hunting days were done.

    1. avatar Marc says:

      Haha, you called it “Madtown”. Probably a Packer fan too.

  20. avatar Sian says:

    And? Is it illegal to carry all your guns with you when you’re hunting? I doubt it.

    I mean I get he’s a felon and shouldn’t have any centerfire or rimfire at all but yeesh. They’re overplaying this huge.

  21. avatar ButtMunch says:

    The original person that wanted to check the firearms should of been shot.

  22. avatar Ing says:

    Massive weapons cache? Looks like a fun day at the range to me.

  23. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    Does anyone have a clue if Elmer Fudd was a convicted felon? Before we get glib and all anyways…crossbows seema bit excessive…

  24. avatar Ironbear says:

    That’s less than a Texas Starter Kit. But I am impressed that he managed to carry all of that on a hunt.

    Just what the heck was he *hunting*, anyway? Velociraptors? (o0)

  25. avatar jwm says:

    If he was hunting out of a pickup truck he could have carried all that.

  26. avatar krinkov545 says:

    Holy Smokes! Was this guy hunting with Chuck Norris? Bet Chuck toted twice many weapons.

  27. avatar Christopher Armour says:

    Oooo, a Colt Woodsman!

  28. avatar Wrightl3 says:

    What would my collection be called? I also have a cousin named robert evans.

  29. avatar Chip in Florida says:

    None of those weapons look massive to me. Was there something out-of-frame that was bigger than would fit on the table?

    1. avatar Jimbo says:

      Good catch. But I doubt your average headline writer is that well versed in the rules of grammar.

  30. avatar Mini 14 says:

    We do it better in northern Delaware.

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