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Point Loma Man Accused Of Having Weapons Cache Waives Right To Preliminary Hearing

A man accused of having a cache of weapons at his Point Loma apartment - including an AK-47 assault rifle and 5,000 rounds of ammunition - waived his right to a preliminary hearing today and will go directly to trial in Superior Court.

Fred Seeber, 58, was arrested November ninth in connection with the discovery of 18 rifles, a submachine gun, four explosive devices, 14 handguns and the ammunition, according to authorities.

Seeber faces a potential 65 years in prison if convicted of 37 charges, including possession of a deadly weapon, possession of a destructive device and possession of a firearm by a felon, said Deputy District Attorney Rebecca Zipp.

According to a search warrant affidavit, the weapons were discovered when Harbor Police Sgt. Mike Rich went to Seeber's home last July to investigate a report alleging that the defendant's roommate had stolen a cell phone from her ex-boyfriend.

Officers armed with a search warrant stormed Seeber's home in November and seized the weapons and ammunition.

None of the guns were registered and it was determined that Seeber was an ex-felon with a 1977 conviction for robbery, police said.

Seeber - whose attorney said the conviction was removed from the defendant's record in 2010 - said the firearms were part of a collection that he inherited from his family.

Seeber's trial is set for April 18. A readiness conference is scheduled April 10.

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Peking_Duck_SD | February 28, 2012 at 8:02 p.m. ― 2 years, 1 month ago

*'A man accused of having a cache of weapons at his Point Loma apartment - including an AK-47 assault rifle and 5,000 rounds of ammunition'*

But the NRA thinks that's all perfectly fine.

And what's worse, they think an ambiguous second amendment reference to the people's right to bear harms in the context of regulated militias someone translates into any crazy in the nation had a right to keep an arsenal in their apartment.

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