By all appearances, three members of a Brooklyn, New York family were victimized by the city’s harsh and unmerciful firearms laws this week, after police executed a search warrant on their home and found 30 unregistered guns stored in the attic.
Thomas and Kathleen Siano, and their son, Vincent, have been charged with criminal possession of firearms.
The collection of guns, which was described as a “cache” and an “arsenal” by various New York City print and electronic media, appears to be nothing more than heirlooms left to the Siano family by a late grandfather and uncle who both enjoyed hunting.
Indeed, photographs supplied by the police department show a table full of common, wood-stocked rifles and shotguns in common hunting calibers and gauges.
Thanks to New York City’s gun laws, a Brooklyn couple and their son have been arrested for keeping a collection of hunting guns left to them by a late grandfather and uncle. Thomas and Kathleen Siano, and their son, Vincent, have been charged with criminal possession of weapons. “They were heirlooms. He put them up in the attic because he didn’t know what else to do with them,” said Siano’s tenant, Michael Poole.