I wonder what the "suspicious purchases" were...

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I wonder what the "suspicious purchases" were...

#1 Post by AJMD429 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:25 pm

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way ... t-employee

I also wonder what the "300 rounds of ammunition" was - is THAT considered a "weapons cache"...???? The only firearm listed was a generic AR-15, which is pretty much the Honda Civic of rifles.

"Afterward, the FBI agents found camouflage and military-style clothing, as well tactical type items, such as knives, flashlights, and what appeared to be a military-style gas mask strewn throughout the apartment."

"Court records show that in March, Reynolds purchased firearms and ammunition, as well as camping gear, drill bits, miscellaneous tools and other items that raised alarm for a Walmart employee. The tip from a Walmart employee turned into an "alarming discovery" of weapons and explosive materials in the former Cornell student's Collegetown apartment."

They also mentioned an ILLEGAL "high-capacity magazine" which I presume was only "illegal" because he was in Maryland.

It does sound like this guy was crazy, dangerous, and should have been dealt with, if nothing else because he engaged in a 'straw purchase', but it is a big frightening that many of the 'criteria' listed in the news were more dependent on things that millions of ordinary citizens who hunt and target shoot and collect firearms would fail, instead of actual dangerous behavior.

Of course, we're dealing with "NPR" so who knows the REAL story... :roll:
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Re: I wonder what the "suspicious purchases" were...

#2 Post by guido4198 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:59 am

As you point out Doc....it's NPR so we can count on the most inflammatory rhetoric possible to make this sound like they just captured Al Capone and Osama Bin Laden all rolled up into one college kid.
Over the years, we've seen a number of attempts to legislate "Arsenals". In some of those... 300 rounds of ANY ammo would be sufficient to be an offense.
There's another item in the report that caught my attention, which I doubt will resonate with anyone else, but seems worth mentioning to illustrate how far people can go once they get started with all these "Bans" we keep hearing hear about.
A number of years back, a friend of mine in an African country was convicted for "Possession of WAR MATERIAL". Sounds ominous huh..??
He spent close to 5 years in PRISON for his offense.
He was a veteran of military service in that same country, and upon searching his home it was discovered that he had 2 pieces of CAMOUFLAGE clothing in his possession.
It was a legitimate bust...clearly a violation and he should have tossed the clothes after separating from the Army. No question. I only post this little story to remind everyone how looney some legislators can get once given their head. If anyone believes it can't happen here..they clearly aren't paying attention to what the new Socialists in the Democrat party are ALREADY coming out for, and they're just getting started.

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#3 Post by AJMD429 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:12 am

Yep, and the 'news' media is so culturally ignorant of what normal 'outdoor' people do, what we wear, and the things we use daily, that they seize upon anything that in their stereotyping, primitive, ignorant, bigoted little minds sounds 'dangerous', so they mention things like 'camouflage clothing' or 'lead-core ammunition' that they assume bolsters the case that the dude was a criminal or crazy.

The more they do that, the more they indoctrinate other city-dwellers and make them dislike the outdoor, rural types... :|
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#4 Post by AmBraCol » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:44 pm

Note the straw purchase mentioned in the article with no mention that that was also a crime.
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#5 Post by AJMD429 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:51 pm

Yep - he was a bad dude....https://www.breitbart.com/news/feds-coa ... lawmakers/

But check this picture of his "arsenal" out....

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....looks more like a rather paltry bunch of stuff for a short day at the range, to me... :roll:

Granted, I would not own a non-registered suppressor, and if I owned a kevlar best, I probably wouldn't wear it to the range, but I'd hardly call that many firearms a huge cache of weapons....
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#6 Post by BlaineG » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:29 pm

When Washington state decides to bust into my house, I'll be SOL just on the powder I have. :roll: :roll:
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#7 Post by Ysabel Kid » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:21 pm

AJMD429 wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:51 pm

....looks more like a rather paltry bunch of stuff for a short day at the range, to me... :roll:
+1

Geez, Y2K exceeded that in his early teens (and with much more variety). :roll:
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