California law enforcement found over 500 illegal guns in a single house


assault rifles

ABC News

Sheakalee's collection of assault rifles.

California's Department of Justice made its largest-ever weapons seizure from a single home on November 18th, removing 531 individual guns and more than 100,000 rounds of ammunition from the home of Clovis resident Albert Sheakalee, Frens0-based ABC affiliate KFSN reports.


Sheakalee, 59, was formerly a federally sanctioned arms dealer, but he lost his license this year, ABC reports.

In June, the state institutionalized Sheakalee three times for mental health issues, believing that he was a danger to himself and others.

By California state law, that makes it illegal for him to own any guns, according to a statement from the California Department of Justice.

After being institutionalized, Sheakalee missed a court-mandated deadline for relinquishing his guns, and was subsequently was charged with illegal possession of firearms.


During a raid on Sheakalee's home, agents seized 209 handguns, 88 shotguns, 234 rifles, 181 standard capacity magazines, 10 high-capacity magazines, 100,521 rounds of various ammunition, and 10 assault weapons including a .50 caliber bolt action rifle, which are banned under California law.

sniper rifle

ABC News

Sheakalee's .50 calibre sniper rifle.

44 magnum big guns

ABC News

Large calibre hand guns seized by the California DoJ.

clovis california

ABC News

Sheakalee's suburban home, the site of the arsenal.

DOJ Special Agent-In-Charge Michael Haroldsen noted in an interview with ABC news that "these firearms were not stored in safes or locked up, so anyone breaking into this home would have access to these firearms."

"Removing firearms from dangerous and violent individuals who pose a threat to themselves and the public is a top priority for the California Department of Justice," California state attorney general Kamala D. Harris in the statement.

NOW WATCH: This giant gun fires bullets ten times faster than an AK-47 for a very important reason