• California authorities found a man who illegally possessed 248 guns and 1 million rounds of ammunition.

  • The state attorney general said he also had 3,000 magazines and several grenades in his home.

  • The weapons included 11 machine guns, 133 pistols and 60 assault rifles, authorities said.

A Richmond, California, man was arrested last month with a stash of 248 illegally owned firearms and 1 million rounds of ammunition in his home, the state’s attorney general said Thursday.

The man, who was not identified, “is allegedly prohibited from possessing weapons,” California Attorney General Rob Bonta said in a statement.

Bureau of Firearms agents who searched the man’s home on Jan. 31 found 11 military-style machine guns, 133 pistols, 37 rifles, 60 assault rifles, 7 shotguns and 3,000 high-capacity magazines, Bonta said.

Rifles found in man's house.

Rifles found in man’s house.California Department of Justice

Authorities also found 1 million rounds of “munitions of various calibers” and dozens of rifle receivers and pistol frames, the attorney general said.

Several grenades were also discovered, but local bomb squads determined them to be inert, according to the statement.

The man’s home also contained 20 silencers and four flare guns, he said.

“In our efforts to recover weapons from a prohibited individual, we found hundreds of suspected illegal weapons and approximately one million rounds of ammunition,” Bonta said.

Authorities did not make public the exact location of the man’s home.

A belt-fed machine gun was found in the man's house.

A belt-fed machine gun was found in the man’s house.Screenshot/California Department of Justice

A video released by the attorney general’s office showed part of the interior of what appears to be a small armory, packed with belt-fed mounted machine guns, long-range rifles and dozens of boxes of ammunition.

Owning a machine gun is generally illegal in California, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the United States.

Bonta highlighted the state’s Armed and Prohibited Persons System, which tracks people who legally purchased and possessed firearms but were later prohibited from possessing them.

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