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Michael Koenigs @MikeOnABikeABC reports on Colorado gun shop owner Mel Bernstein who casually known as the “most armed man in America” after acquiring thousands of high-powered weapons, bazookas and machine guns.

His firearms collection dwarfs the number of guns — 47 — allegedly found in the Las Vegas hotel suite and two homes of mass shooter Stephen Paddock, for instance, but the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is unable to confirm whether Bernstein has amassed more weapons than any other U. S. gun owner.

“ATF cannot quantify who possesses the most firearms in America because there is no database to reference this information,” an ATF representative wrote in response to an inquiry from ABC News. “A firearm registry or database of individuals who own firearms regulated under the Gun Control Act (GCA) does not exist.”

Bernstein says he has amassed over 4,000 weapons at his Colorado Springs compound, where he also keeps military-style vehicles. The weapons are registered in his name, he says, and he also rents and sells machine guns to his customers.

His gun shop, six shooting ranges, military museum, paintball park, motorcross park and home are located on the 260-acre property known as Dragonland.

“We’ve been selling more guns in the last three weeks than we have in the last eight months,” Bernstein said of his firearms shop called Dragonmans.

As for gun ownership in general, about 3 percent of Americans own about half the country’s 265 million guns, according to a 2016 Harvard-Northeastern survey. Such “super owners” possess an average of 17 guns each, and an estimated 133 million guns in total.

“If anybody comes on your property and threatens you with bodily harm, it’s legal to shoot them, [according to] Colorado law,” Bernstein said as he drove toward his one-story house in which he keeps M-16 machine guns, sawed-off shotguns, and multiple handguns around his bed.

In August, four people used Bernstein’s truck to smash into the Dragonmans gun store and steal 84 guns, police said. Federal authorities have since arrested four suspects, including his stepdaughter and step-grandson, who now face felony charges in connection to the theft of firearms from a federal firearms licensee. They have not entered pleas.

In 2012, his wife, Terry Flanell, 51, was accidentally killed by a smoke bomb on the property while filming a reality-TV pilot for the Discovery Channel.

Now, his home — decorated with jukeboxes, vintage Cola-Cola memorabilia and model cars — reminds him of a bygone era.

Bernstein also keeps four female mannequins at the home. “I need someone to talk to, to tell them my problems,” Bernstein said.

He added: “This whole house fixed up like this puts me back in my era, back in the sixties where I belong.”

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Comments

Austin Howells says:

Wow he is a veteran

Alcoholic man says:

Finally a man with the Balls of Granite

George Oliver says:

I think people are a little hung up on the guns and are completely glossing over the fact that this man has not 1, not 2, not 3 BUT 4 female manikins in his home.

Don Russell says:

he doesn't know jack about shooting a handgun, I can tell you that much.

everestfalls says:

That's one extensive collection.

Jason's Desk says:

Damnit Dragon Man, you must be going senile for even agreeing to this knowing it would be turned into a B.S. propaganda piece.

To everyone else, go see his military history museum & store, actually meet the guy before taking a bunch of out of context clips and edits strung together to paint a false picture of a potential madman before you come to any conclusions.

carl myhill says:

you sir are a complete dick

Marc Emrich says:

I hope when he talks to his girlfriends that they never ask him to kill someone.

Dierskie * says:

Jeez they chopped this shit up hard

LiuProduction says:

God himself

nyzmikey says:

His wife died in an explosion on his property lmao

chrisguy95 says:

I want to drink beers with this guy

ABC JAM says:

THIS MAN IS VERY VERY VERY SANE HIS MANNEQUINS COULD TESTIFY

Danny Boi says:

I feel like as if in this video they are trying to make it seem as if gun owners are mentally ill. I find it kind of odd he has dolls in his house. Also No average citizen could get his hands on that many weapons it's not goyim material.

Kakashi Hatake says:

Dis man would be saviour when the apocalypse comes

Romeo Majek says:

Live by the gun….Die by the gun.

Vitaliy Fursov says:

He've spent a lot of money. Where did he get that much money? I wish I would be his beneficiary 🙂 or son :).

UNCLE SMAK says:

If he finds this video and scrolls down to the comment, trust me I'll be the happiest guy alive for not living in America.

Sam Williford says:

Your a fucking idiot ! ! What the fuck is wrong with you? The people need to keep there eye on your ass!!

Vang_Kidz says:

that man is ready for the zombie apocalypse

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