Disputed Heirs Say: Destroy $5 Million of Legal Guns and Ammo

By Dean WeingartenJeffrey Lash Guns

Dean Weingarten
Dean Weingarten

Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- On a segment of ABC News, a lawyer for the disputed heirs of a mystery man claim to want five million dollars of his estate destroyed, to make a political statement.

Jeffrey Lash legally accumulated 1,500 guns and six and a half tons of ammunition, valued at more than 5 million dollars.  He likely got most of his money from the women in his life, including his fiancee of 17 years.

His estranged cousins from Los Angeles wish to have that part of the estate destroyed to make a political statement.

Several woman who lived with Jeffrey Alan Lash are involved in litigation over the estate.  The prime candidate seems to be  Catherine Nebron, who was Lash's fiancée. Her lawyer says that Lash manipulated Nebron and essentially held her captive while she financed his endeavors.  At least two other women were involved with Lash. From abcnews.go.com:

Family members set to inherit a stockpile of guns and ammunition, worth millions of dollars, plan to destroy the weapons “to send a message,” their attorney Daniel Brookman told ABC News today.
“They want these instruments of death to be destroyed,” Brookman said. “They don’t want these weapons out on the street.”
Jeffrey Lash' fiancee, Catherine Nebron, has stated that she has the legal right to sell the 5 million dollars worth of firearms and ammuniton.  From abc7.com:

According to Brookman, Lash's stockpile was worth an estimated $5 million.

A year after an autopsy said Lash died at 60 years old from natural causes, Los Angeles police said he legally purchased the firearms.

Nebron's lawyer claims now they were hers to sell.

“They can be sold through the Department of Justice and may be sold to police departments, but there is no point in destroying them,” Nebron's lawyer Harland Braun said.

The story reminds me of Solomon's famous decision involving the two prostitutes who both claimed one baby.  He found the true mother by saying that he would divide the infant in two and give a half to each.  The real mother said no, and Solomon used her affection to determine that she was the true mother.

All of the firearms were legally purchased.  Destroying them does nothing but enrich arms manufacturers. If they are destroyed, more will be manufactured, instead of satisfying that demand with firearms that already exist.

Anyone who understands the most basic laws of economics understands the logic of this.  If the cousins actually wanted to effect policy, they would be far better off selling the guns at auction and using to proceeds to lobby for the policies that they prefer. When you look at the pictures, you see a lot of guns that are perfectly legal in California.  I do not see a single “assault weapon” even under the silly definition in Callifornia law.

Could the cousins and/or their lawyer be hoping to cash in on the current politically correct media frenzy over mass shootings? The lawyer stated that the mass shootings were important for the cousins decision.  Might they hope that a politically correct judge will be more sympathetic to their politically correct views?

Who can know the human heart.  I am no Solomon.

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Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

  • 21 thoughts on “Disputed Heirs Say: Destroy $5 Million of Legal Guns and Ammo

    1. Foolish foolish foolish . that’s Kommie Kalifornication right there . gotta tell ya , I can’t wait to GTFO of this madhouse state as soon as possible .

    2. If this were a collection of antique dolls of the same value, the issue would be the same. WHO has the legal right to possession of those items, what they are is immaterial. The courts should (but are unlikely to do so) treat the claims separate from the nature of the goods in dispute. Was there a will? Did her money pay for the guns? What is the basis for her claim of ownership? And that of the cousins?

      1. I have a truck that can easily haul the whole mess away…. to safekeeping. No, they will NOT end up “on the streets”. They will be in responsible capable hands.

    3. If the fiance` prevails, all is well.
      If she doesn’t win and the cousins et al do manage to get the weapons destroyed that is fine too, Sad, but just as well since the heirs poor judgement will cost them dearly and it will be just that much more money that cannot be spent on political clout.
      Irony is that they would probably do far better good for more people by selling the guns and using the money for other philanthropic causes.

    4. I wouldn’t be suprised to learn latter, that they made a deal with Blumberg ,( who might pay them the collections value), to destroy the guns to make this statement , and still get their inheritance. Is not that, the way politics is done in the USA. Besides “what does it matter… its only 5 million dollars”. Its not like its 4 human lives.

    5. Why do you say may be sold to Police departments, They may be sold to anyone legally authorized to buy a gun.

    6. Wow, how silly. And people wonder why I really hate CA and never have any interest in going out there.

        1. Now Tex, you know a double negative, as in this case, means he IS missing something! Just say “you ain’t missing a thing” and you’ll be right! I must admit, though, that I still have some friends living there who are far too old to make a move now. While serving my purgatory there in the late 90’s, I did enjoy some of the things in the Peoples Democratic Republic of Kalifornia (PDRK), especially the fresh, inexpensive vegetables and Wonderfully prepared Mexican food. Many of the Legal immigrants were a joy to know and to deal with. But it is Certainly not the same now!

    7. The guns are in The Peoples Republic of California so the court will side with the destroyers, no question about it.

    8. ES INCREÍBLE ,PERO EXISTEN SERES HUMANOS CUYO COMPORTAMIENTO ES INENTENDIBLE,SI SE LO MIRA DESDE EL PUNTO DE VISTA PRACTICO .RECORDAR PARA QUE SIRVEN LAS ARMAS,ADEMÁS DE PROTEGER
      NOS Y NO PENSAR QUE PUEDEN SER EMPLEADAS DEPORTIVAMENTE,ACUMULAR UN ARSENAL ENORME Y DE PRONTO,RECORDAR QUE ES UN DESPROPÓSITO TENER TANTAS ARMAS,TAN VARIADAS,Y TANTAS MUNI
      CIONES.PERO BUENO EXISTEN TANTAS POSIBILIDADES,COMO PUNTOS DE VISTA DE CADA UNO.

        1. Ever considered trying to learn what he is saying? Use the wretched google translator, or learn the language yourself. He may have some valid points. Feeding him, and the rest of us, ridicule is no help

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