Aldon Smith had enough weapons to form a small militia
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith is facing three felony weapons assault charges that stem from a house party he hosted during the summer of 2012 where one person was allegedly stabbed and two others were shot. Police who responded to Smith’s house found a number of assault rifles and ammunition. According to NBC Bay Area, the Santa Clara County District Attorney is expecting Smith to “self-surrender” to the weapons charges later this month.
So what exactly did the 24-year-old have stashed in his house? Enough weapons to form a small militia would be the simplest answer we can give. Prosecutors say Smith had not registered any of the weapons that were found in his home. For those of you who are more visual, let’s get a better understanding of the guns he had.
Armalite AR10-T .308 caliber rifle (via AmmoLand.com)
Bushmaster Carbon-15 .223 caliber rifle (via Bushmaster.com)
Bushmaster ACR rifle 5.56 NATO (via RockwellArms.com)
You get the point. For whatever reason, Smith is obviously a gun enthusiast. Maybe he plays a lot of “Call of Duty” and wanted to know what it would be like to hold the weapons from the game.
There’s nothing wrong with being a gun collector. The issue is Smith has a history of problems off the field, including his latest DUI arrest. He could now miss at least five weeks while he goes through a rehab program and his case is processed. Given the way Aldon had been dominating the league, this is all truly a shame.