Sunday, April 30, 2017

Pasadena Police Lt. Gourdikian Affair: ATF Releases A Smoking Gun On Sierra Madre Weapons Seizures

Slim Shady
Mod: Much of the news about the Pasadena Police Lieutenant whose rather posh Sierra Madre home was raided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in February had been, at least up until now, based on speculation. It was believed that vast amounts of semi-automatic and other weaponry were found there, but no real proof was available. The City of Pasadena (AKA: "The Rotten Rose") refused to even release the officer's identity. Only the Pasadena Weekly (along with The Tattler, of course) had the temerity to even mention Vasken Gourdikian's name. But now that has all changed. Here is what the ATF released this morning. The original report is linked here. Pages 2 to 9 list all of the weaponry seized here in Sierra Madre. Thousands of dollars worth of semi-automatic and other firearms, many of questionable legality. Who would ever have believed that such a massive arsenal was hidden away in the garage of a local cop? And for what possible purpose?

CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
17-ATF-007731: Springfield Armory, Geneseo, IL Operator Pistol CAL:45 SN:NM364243, valued at $950.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007735: Wilson Combat CQB Pistol CAL:40 SN:WCT35344, valued at $3,800.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007736: Springfield Armory, Geneseo, IL Operator Pistol CAL:45 SN:NM362141, valued at $950.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007737: Sig Sauer (Sig-Arms) P227 Pistol CAL:45 SN:51B018956, valued at $700.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007738: Glock Inc. 42 Pistol CAL:380 SN:ABHB683, valued at $700.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007739: Colt Commander Pistol CAL:45 SN:CJ07182, valued at $849.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007740: Springfield Armory, Geneseo, IL Operator Pistol CAL:45 SN:NM294678, valued at $950.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007741: Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Shield Pistol CAL:9 SN:HAS7827, valued at $350.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007742: Sig Sauer (Sig-Arms) P226 Pistol CAL:9 SN:47A045529, valued at $979.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007743: Glock GMBH 27GEN4 Pistol CAL:40 SN:TZR808, valued at $539.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007744: Glock GMBH 22 Pistol CAL:40 SN:LYK339, valued at $339.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007745: Smith & Wesson Airweight Revolver CAL:38 SN:DCW7120, valued at $311.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007746: Glock GMBH 41GEN4 Pistol CAL:45 SN:BATU462, valued at $500.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007747: Critical Capabilities NC 9 Receiver/Frame CAL:Multi SN:CC901232, valued at $150.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007748: Wilson Combat Unknown Receiever/Frame CAL:Multi SN:WCB2370, valued at $299.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007749: Colt Commander Pistol CAL:45 SN:4089WCA, valued at $849.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007750: Springfield Armory, Geneseo, IL EMP Pistol CAL:9 SN:EMP32134, valued at $1,000.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007751: Spike's Tactical LLC ST15 Rifle CAL:Multi SN:SCR-022865, valued at $100.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007857: HS Products (IM Metal) XD45 Pistol CAL:45 SN:S3225712, valued at $550.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007859: Springfield Armory, Geneseo, IL Professional Pistol CAL:45 SN:CRG4415, valued at $2,000.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007862: Glock GMBH 19 Pistol CAL:9 SN:BAUA688, valued at $519.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007863: Colt Delta Elite Pistol CAL:10 SN:DS31845, valued at $990.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007864: Sig Sauer (Sig-Arms) 1911 Pistol CAL:45 SN:54B016735, valued at $895.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007865: Smith & Wesson 12 Revolver CAL:38 SN:16D3288, valued at $479.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007866: Nighthawk Custom GRP Pistol CAL:45 SN:NCP15007, valued at $700.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007867: Glock Inc. 23 Pistol CAL:40 SN:BAMC677, valued at $549.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007868: Sig Sauer (Sig-Arms) P229 Pistol CAL:9 SN:55B052614, valued at $989.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007870: Glock GMBH 19 Pistol CAL:9 SN:3521LAV, valued at $519.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007871: Glock GMBH 17 Pistol CAL:9 SN:1654LAV, valued at $508.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007872: Sig Sauer (Sig-Arms) P226 Pistol CAL:9 SN:47A134935, valued at $979.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007876: Sig Sauer (Sig-Arms) 1911 Pistol CAL:45 SN:54B042110, valued at $895.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007863: Colt Delta Elite Pistol CAL:10 SN:DS31845, valued at $990.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007864: Sig Sauer (Sig-Arms) 1911 Pistol CAL:45 SN:54B016735, valued at $895.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007865: Smith & Wesson 12 Revolver CAL:38 SN:16D3288, valued at $479.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007866: Nighthawk Custom GRP Pistol CAL:45 SN:NCP15007, valued at $700.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007867: Glock Inc. 23 Pistol CAL:40 SN:BAMC677, valued at $549.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007868: Sig Sauer (Sig-Arms) P229 Pistol CAL:9 SN:55B052614, valued at $989.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007870: Glock GMBH 19 Pistol CAL:9 SN:3521LAV, valued at $519.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007871: Glock GMBH 17 Pistol CAL:9 SN:1654LAV, valued at $508.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007872: Sig Sauer (Sig-Arms) P226 Pistol CAL:9 SN:47A134935, valued at $979.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007876: Sig Sauer (Sig-Arms) 1911 Pistol CAL:45 SN:54B042110, valued at $895.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007881: Colt Government Pistol CAL:45 SN:CCS012239, valued at $700.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007883: Spike's Tactical LLC Unknown Receiver/Frame CAL:Unknown SN:022302, valued at $100.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007884: Noveske Rifleworks LLC N4 Receiver/Frame CAL:Multi SN:X10221, valued at $300.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007887: Ruger 10/22 Rifle CAL:22 SN:823-60480, valued at $700.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007888: Unknown Manufacturer Unknown Receiver/Frame CAL:556 SN:UKG-556-2C, valued at $100.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007889: Springfield Armory, Geneseo, IL Operator Pistol CAL:45 SN:NM331581, valued at $950.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007890: Colt M45A1 CQBP Pistol CAL:45 SN:06778EGA, valued at $1,200.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007891: Glock GMBH 40 Pistol CAL:40 SN:BCLT661, valued at $400.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007892: Glock GMBH 21 Pistol CAL:45 SN:RKP632, valued at $500.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007893: Glock GMBH 35 Pistol CAL:40 SN:LLS706, valued at $500.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007901: U.S. Autoweapons, LLC USM4 Rifle CAL:556 SN:USA 556-60042, valued at $300.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007903: Addax Tactical Incorporated Addax-ZK Rifle CAL:56 SN:AT000211, valued at $600.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007904: Daniel Defense Inc. DD5 V1 Rifle CAL:762 SN:DD5004436, valued at $2,000.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007906: POF USA (Patriot Ordnance Factory) P-308 Rifle CAL:Multi SN:13BA-14934, valued at $1,500.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007907: Sig Sauer (Sig-Arms) Sig 516 Rifle CAL:556 SN:53E006737, valued at $1,000.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007908: PTR Industries Inc. (PTR-91 Inc.) PTR91 Rifle CAL:308 SN:AW15780, valued at $1,000.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007910: Remington Arms Company 870 Shotgun CAL:12 SN:RS13507D, valued at $1,000.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C.
17-ATF-007911: F.N. (FN Herstal) Scar 16S Rifle CAL:556 SN:LC29792, valued at $1,200.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007912: Colt Unknown Rifle CAL:Unknown SN:CRP18CA, valued at $1,000.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007913: Sig Sauer (Sig-Arms) Sig 716 Rifle CAL:762 SN:22C007090, valued at $1,500.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007915: Daniel Defense Inc. M4 Carbine Rifle CAL:Multi SN:DD039226D, valued at $1,500.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007916: LWRC (Leitner Wise Rifle Co. Inc.) REPR Rifle CAL:762 SN:74-12753, valued at $3,000.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007917: Mossberg 930 Shotgun CAL:12 SN:AF151070, valued at $395.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007918: LWRC (Leitner Wise Rifle Co. Inc.) M6IC-SPR Rifle CAL:556 SN:24-01571, valued at $1,950.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007919: POF USA (Patriot Ordnance Factory) P-415 Rifle CAL:Multi SN:13BB-12550, valued at $1,500.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007920: Benelli, S. PA. M4 Shotgun CAL:12 SN:Y068643W, valued at $1,600.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007921: Bushmaster Firearms BACR Rifle CAL:Multi SN:ACRC003244, valued at $1,700.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007922: Henry Repeating Rifle Company H004ES Rifle CAL:22 SN:ES11222, valued at $700.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007923: POF USA (Patriot Ordnance Factory) P-415 Rifle CAL:Multi SN:14RB-01056, valued at $1,500.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).
17-ATF-007926: F.N. (FN Herstal) Scar Rifle CAL:762 SN:HC41504, valued at $1,200.00, seized by the ATF on February 16, 2017 from Vasken Gourdikian in Sierra Madre, CA for forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 924(d).

Mod: I forwarded this report to the Sierra Madre Police Department. Expect to see no public statement from them about this anytime soon, or ever. Here are two questions. Why did this happen in Sierra Madre? And how did all of this weaponry get here?

sierramadretattler.blogpsot.com

56 comments:

  1. That's a lot of expensive toys. I assume he stole them while on duty at PPD?

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    1. I assume he was making a fine profit.

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    2. When you are forced to live on your $250,000 a year government salary, you have to try and make ends meet.

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  2. You can no longer access Gourdikian's biography, or send him comments, on the Pasadena Police site - but his picture and email address are still up:
    http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/Police/Command_Staff/

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  3. What A sad state of affairs. Just think of all the money our Sierra madre cops are paid and they were never aware of the illegal guns being stored and sold to gangsters. Maybe be need to increase the UUT taxes and hire our old city officials... Just more bs

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    1. Maybe they did know. Maybe they were customers.

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    2. I don't think we know who his customers were - do we?

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    3. The SMPD either knew or they're the most out of touch cops on the planet.

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    4. Perhaps both?

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  4. Crooked cops corrupt to the core.

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  5. That's a terrifying amount of weapons for one guy to have at home.

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  6. That's a lot of expensive toys that the ATF has stolen.
    May have taken six years to purchase theses. I would have paid for the Bushmaster Wilson or the Benelli, Shotgun. The Combat C Q B. Pistol, would have nice.
    Just another Obama grab of the 2nd Amendment Rights under the Constitution.
    The legacy of the gift of gab for the 44th President and his $400,000.00 Wall Street one hour speech; again hypocrite.

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    1. Nice to see that corrupt cops are your idea of freedom, Milo.

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    2. Maybe Donald Trump will step in and fight for Vasken's gun rights.

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    3. Redneck trash talk

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  7. Well...suffice it to say he is no longer the spokesperson for the Pasadena Police Department...he will be fired quitely...he is not the only cop involved in this...someone on the inside tipped the ATF off...and the Pasadena Police Department continues to lose any credibility it had...and its doubtful he will seeve one day in jail...

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    1. I'm sure he will get to keep his benefits and retirement.

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  8. Tomorrow there will be a line of realtors at Vasken's door asking if they can list his home.

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  9. AGBU Western District
    In the western region of the United States, home to more than a million American citizens of Armenian origin, the Armenian General Benevolent Union is headquartered in Pasadena and serves the Armenian community through its chapters; special groups; community centers; two schools with a thousand students; a Saturday school; cultural, artistic, social, and youth-oriented programs such as sports and scouts; a theater company; and a mentorship program.

    AGBU Western Region District Committee Board Members
    Chairwoman: Talin Yacoubian, Esq.
    Vice Chairman: Hagop Sepetjian
    Secretary: Tzoler Sagherian
    Treasurer: Saro Kotoyan
    Controller: Hagop Jazmadarian
    Vasken K. Gourdikian
    Lucy Martirosian
    Lucy Varpetian, Esq.
    Shahan V. Yacoubian, M.D.
    Chris Safarian, Esq.
    Pasadena/Glendale Chapter Chair: Hrant Vartzbedian
    San Fernando Valley Chapter Chair: Hrag Ohannessian

    ARMENIAN AMERICAN MIDDLE EAST CLUB
    Sierra Madre, CA  ·  Pasadena, CA
    Industry:
    Elementary/Secondary School
    Registration:
    Apr 8, 1976
    Addresses
    625 Camillo Road, Sierra Madre, CA 91024 (Physical)
    453 S Grand Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
    889 Victoria Dr, Pasadena, CA 91104
    State ID:
    C0767247
    Business type:
    Articles of Incorporation
    Members (3):
    Vasken Gourdikian (President)
    Ardashes Gourdikian (President, inactive)
    Shant Gourdikian (President, inactive)

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    1. I think you are endangering this officer's life by publishing his name and address. I read he has been an officer for 23 years and I'm sure he has arrested some pretty dangerous criminals. The address publication can get you into some trouble here.

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    2. Criminal behavior brings unwanted attention.

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  10. He will lose his pension and benefits...especially if he is fired...Pasadena Police Department will distance themselves from this....they already have...

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  11. But the Second Amendment says he has right to bear arms. (Joke implied, do not have cardiac). Just wait until the NRA hears of these illegal actions to rid him of his rights !!!!

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  12. The Feds did something no California govt agency can legally do. Dropped the dime on this punk.

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  13. Ever hear of the Armenian mafia? Alive and well in Glendale.

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    1. Nice to see they have so thoroughly infiltrated the Pasadena PD.

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  14. Ok, the dude sounds pretty scary with that stockpile, but, is it illegal to have that many guns in possession if they all are legally acquired? I'm asking cause I really don't know, maybe some pro NRA bozo whack job can explain?

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    1. All of that was explained in the other articles on this topic. But do you really think the ATF would have raided this guy's home without cause?

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    2. The police were there...so he must be guilty...pretty poor logic.

      Maybe I missed it, but has he actually been charged with any crimes?

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    4. It is a PD and Fed investigation. All very hush hush. Chances are he will be quietly fired and retire somewhere to live off his pension. If he hasn't already. Police Officers don't face the kinds of public condemnation regular people do. They're a protected class.

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    5. What is going on is the approved handgun list. Cops can buy off list guns. Some then violate both state and federal law by reselling them for profit. Remember, if you are making a profit off of firearms sales, and your purchase pattern looks like you are buying with the intent of reselling, then you are a dealer under federal law. No FFL? Expect to be charged - even if every transaction went through a dealer with an FFL. Additionally, CA changed their law recently so as to only allow off list guns, purchased under the law enforcement exemption, to be sold to other law enforcement officers, even in private sales. My guess is they want to nail him under both laws.

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    6. The fact remains that off-list guns are purchased by the hundreds (if not thousands) by cops with the intent to sell to non-law enforcement. why would cops by these guns from one another? the money is in the sale to non-sworn officers. let's remember that these folks' salaries and pensions are subsidized by taxpayers, via legislation signed by elected officials. the sheep continue to drink the kool-aid. read the lafd's response to the report on the ridiculous overtime pay for three firefighters. the song remains the same. who's paying your mortgage?

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  15. How/why did ATF learn about the stash of weapons? Maybe there are other Traders of such weapons who were envious of this Cop's connections that enabled him to get his merchandise so inexpensively and undercut them. Would be interesting to see a list of his customers !

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  16. Starting with 10.28 post.. these guns were pick up by Pasadena cops at crime scenes! These guns were stolen from the Pasadena police department. Several stolen gun were conficated, logged in to PPD, and put back on the streets. This is a bad cop. Just think how many more badcops were and are involved?

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    1. Wow. And this guy hasn't been arrested yet ?

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    2. 1:04, do you have proof that these guns are stolen? If you read the list of firearms you would see numerous exact make and model guns. The Springfield Operator .45 for instance. Not a common pistol, yet he had at least 5. Unlikely that these guns were stolen. It does look like he was in the business of selling guns, most likely illegally but every gun on that list is legal to own (for police officers) in California. If he was selling to people who are not police officers it's a federal firearms violation and he will not escape jail.

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    3. To 7:53, if he had this many guns in his house, I doubt he was in the business of selling them. If there was a business, he would have sold these guns already. Looks like a collector to me.

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    4. How do you explain the actions of the ATF? They did have a court order, you know.

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    5. I collect firearms, I don't have 5 of the same pistol.

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  17. I wonder how we can blame this on Trump?

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    1. If he doesn't pardon Gourdikian then he hates guns.

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  18. The Pasadena Star-News hit an all-time new low today. First the intrepid Jimmy Olsen steals your story without credits then he refuses to name the lieutenant in question here. My guess is that Jimmy Olsen has been stroked by the former PIO and doesn't want to hurt a friend instead of writing the truth. What a rag!

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    1. In some newsrooms reading The Tattler is called research.

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    2. Looking at the inventory of guns, all these guns can LEGALLY be purchased by police officers in Calif0rnia and the amounts total to under 50K. It just looks like he's a collector and not doing anything illegal. Transparent California shows these guys are making close to 200K on salary alone plus overtime. He just seems to love collecting like many cops and fireman.

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    3. How do you explain the actions of the ATF? They did have a court order, you know.

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  19. In some newsrooms it is called town gossip.

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    1. At some blogs what the papers print are called press releases.

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  20. Well if it is legal then why is he off the job...why won't he speak up...why won't the PD speak up...why has not one fellow officer come out to speak in his defense...why was he raided by the ATF......................

    Please.....

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  21. From what I read, he is on paid administrative leave which is typical of any police department investigation. If they truly believed he was up to something, they wouldn't put him on PAID leave and he would have been arrested by now. I think that his fellow officers don't speak up because most all police departments have cops who love collecting guns as well which again is legal in this state for them! The ATF probably saw that he was buying a lot of these guns and followed up due to the current regulations on guns.

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    1. How do explain the actions of the ATF? They did have a court order, you know.

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  22. All employees of Pasadena are put on paid leave...its standard procedure...the ATF is crossing t's and dotting i's...the LA times already did an article on this...he wasn't in this alone...you think he's going to continue to be the PIO for the police department? Please...

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  23. OMG, a cop who owns a few weapons? What's this world coming to? :-D

    I'd rather it be found in his home than a criminal's house, no?

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    1. It could have been the cop that sold the criminal a gun. Catching on yet?

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    2. Doubtful.

      The "Catching on yet?" part makes a lot of assumptions.

      You're reaching pretty far, unless you happen to know that these guns are all unregistered and not just part of his personal collection?

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    3. I know Officer Gourdikian. Our children have grown up together and I can say he has always been a stand up guy. He has served the city of Pasadena and our community proudly and capably for over 20 years. I believe that a person is innocent until proven otherwise. Though this raid took place months ago, Mr. Gourdikian has yet to be charged with a crime. I am not a gun owner and nor do I ever plan on being one, but our Constitution allows people to bear arms. Maybe he collected guns. That doesn't make him a criminal. If he inadvertently owned a gun that was not on the roster, then law enforcement will deal with that. But to suggest that the Armenian mafia has infiltrated the Pasadena Police Department just because Mr. Gourdikian happens to be of Armenian decent is ridiculous and racist. I think people are too quick to judge before the fact are established. Innocent until proven guilty is one of the most amazing ideals this country had stood for. While the system is far from perfect it generally works well. If we all reduced ourselves to the witch hunt mentality represented in so many of these posts, imagine what the world would be like.

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