Connecticut Police raided the home of Joseph Callahan, 69, confiscated more than 270 guns and he was charged with several felonies, including 11 counts of illegal possession of explosives and six counts of first-degree reckless endangerment. Was Callahan really endangering anyone or planning some sort of terrorist attack? No, he was not.
According to Callahan's attorney, Richard Meehan, he is just a collector, a gun aficionado, and a hoarder. Meehan also claims that Callahan is a retired chemist and collector who had no "nefarious intent" when items were discovered at his upscale Fairfield home.
Joseph Callahan is even in the skeet shooting hall of fame, Meehan said.
"He's a gun collector, and they're all registered. They're all legal," Meehan told the Daily News on Tuesday. "In addition, he's an amateur rocketeer. He shoots off his own small rockets, and a lot of what he had was related to the rocketry."
Mr. Callahan previously worked at DuPont, a chemical company and also worked as a gunmaker at Remington Arms.
So how did police come to be charged with numerous felonies?
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