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Yesterday the FBI & ATF seized over 1000 firearms in Missouri that had been sold via a flea market, the?

firearms were not illegal, just the sellers didn't have the proper license to sell second hand weapons. The US Attorney boasted that these weapons wer off the street, and several people had been arrested. Isn't this still another attack on our 2nd ammendment rights in order to disarm the American people? To my humble mind when Thomas Jefferson authored the ammendments known as the Bil of Rights, it was so that we could protect ourselves against the government when they become tyranical. History tells us both Facism ( Nazi) and Communism's forst moves are to disarm the public.

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those that pruchased these firearms were also arrested and their arms confiscated

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  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    Do you suppose that they are justifying their existance by going after easy targets instead of taking on the more difficult smugglers?

    I knew a few ATF Agents way back when and they all seemed to be very interested in the New York - Canada Border. They said that, at that time, it was a major transshipment point for smugglers. I know, historically that a whole lot of firearms and military arms departed the USA bound for Israel in 1948, right through the Great Lakes Port of Rochester, NY and most of that was arranged by Golda Maier.

    I would think that busting chops on flea-market people who were probably selling old toaster ovens and lace doileys and baseball cars right beside the guns would be a huge waste of resources by the ATF, but it wasn't all that long ago that the Revenoo'ers took a bunch of .22 rifles away from a Scout Troop. A Judge ordered them returned but the ATF had already destroyed them, or that's what they claimed.

    Maybe they should stick to alcohol and tobacco.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well, I don't really believe that licensing is too much of an imposition upon our 2nd amendment rights (and I am very pro-2nd amendment and a gun owner myself). As with all bill of rights provisions, there have always been limitations (a prime example would be fire in a movie theater concerning free speech). Anyway, I feel licensing may not be too unreasonable of a restriction on weapons sales. Its when the restrictions become an arbitrary burden on those trying to obtain firearms that I feel Due Process of the 14th amendment and the right to bear arms of the 2nd amendment are being infringed upon (check out substantive due process upon legislation concerning a wide array of issues). Anyway, I don't feel like this instance was too imposing on people's rights (but then again, I don't know all the details concerning this specific story)

    Let me further add that anyone arrested for buying these weapons, not knowing the dealers were unlicensed, should not, and most likely will not, be persecuted.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't think it's an attack or imposition on my 2nd Amendment rights... 1000 firearms isn't a little mom & pop issue... these is some serious violations of Federal laws regarding firearms sales.

    We're a nation of laws... all my weapons are legal or grandfathered... my handguns are registered in compliance with California law. I've sold 3 weapons... going thru a licensed dealer.

    You can't sell EGGS in California without a license, and you can sell firearms in the USA without a license.

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  • I don't regard that as an attack on the 2nd Amendment, rather as an out of control US Attorney trying to make a name for himself. If the sellers didn't have the proper permits, then they were in violation and became an easy target for this US Attorney. Our Freedoms are based on adherance to the laws...laws which allow for the sell and purchase of firearms with proper paperwork. Had the sellers prperly registered, that damn Attorney wouldn't have been able to do anything....

    So in this one....you have to blame the sellers for giving the US Attorney the ammo to be stupid~~~~~

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  • 1 decade ago

    Definitely an attack on freedom.

    But next year they will sell those guns by to pound in a scrap metal contract.

    Go big Red Go

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Your right. Banjo pluckers may not have broken the law by knowingly selling undocumented firearms to potential terrorists. But we are not talking 2nd ammendment issues here. This has nothing to do with the right to bear arms; it seems to be about the right to sell them.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Then buy yourself a gun, and stock up on ammunition and hide it. Tell all your friends to do the same. That is what I have done. But it was illegal on what they did. You just can not have anyone and everyone selling guns

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  • 1 decade ago

    You are allowed to own guns, you just need a license to sell them. I don't think that violates the 2nd amendment.

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  • Abu
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Another lame liberal calling the government fascist Nazis.

    That's what they get for buying guns from the flea market.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Amen!

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