26 Guns At Home Of Man Accused Of Calif. Threats

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
A young gun-rights supporter displays his enthusiasm at a rally in Carson City.  (Jan. 19, 2013)

A young gun-rights supporter displays his enthusiasm at a rally in Carson City. (Jan. 19, 2013)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Police say they found 26 guns, thousands of bullets and dozens of high-capacity ammunition magazines at the home of a Northern California man who is charged with threatening to kill a state lawmaker over proposed gun control legislation.

Search warrants unsealed Thursday also say authorities found what is described as a homemade destructive device at the Santa Clara home of Everett Basham.

The 45-year-old was charged in February with possessing assault weapons, explosives and bomb-making materials, as well as threatening state Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat from San Francisco.

The documents do not indicate that police found anything mentioning Yee, the state Capitol or other lawmakers during their search. However, they seized numerous computers, hard drives and cellphones from Basham, who once worked briefly for Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Basham's attorney Daniel Barton didn't immediately return messages seeking comment.


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