A Bracebridge man had to answer for his gun collection in a courtroom earlier this week.
Appearing virtually in Bracebridge court, Robert Scriven, 59, pled guilty to careless storage of a firearm.
Court heard that on Oct. 4, 2020 Scriven fired a 12 gauge shotgun inside the bedroom of his home on Lone Pine Drive. The blast tore through the wall and left a hole in the side of his home, court heard.
On Oct. 31 the police became aware of the situation and determined he was not in possession of a valid firearms license. On Nov. 3, 2020, the police executed a search warrant of his property and turned up eight firearms. A ninth was turned in by a family member.
He was originally charged with a number of offences including careless use of a firearm, careless storage and unauthorized possession of a firearm.
Scrivens said not all of the facts laid out in court were entirely true but he pleaded guilty to a single charge of careless storage.
He received a suspended sentence, one year of probation and a temporary firearms ban.
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