Skip to comments.Feds seized nearly 1,500 guns in raid
Posted on 02/01/2013 3:16:43 PM PST by ronnyquest
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A federal search warrant affidavit outlines the massive raid that seized nearly 1,500 firearms from the home and business of an Albuquerque man and why the feds were after him.
Last week rifles lined the lawn of a northeast Albuquerque home that belonged to Robert Adams. Homeland Security Investigations was also busy loading hundreds of handguns into boxes.
It took federal agents days to log every weapon seized into evidence.
Four search warrants filed Thursday show the HSI investigators seized nearly 900 firearms from Adams' home. There were 548 handguns and 317 rifles listed in the warrant return inventory.
They also searched his office that day taking 599 pistols and revolvers.
(Excerpt) Read more at krqe.com ...
Neighbors said Adams was a gun collector, and some heard he was a licensed gun seller, too.
This looks like a fishing expedition. That, or the feds were just doing some shopping.
Coming to a city and town near you. Collectors first then .... and no charges, (yet). I’m sure they will find a paperwork error somewhere.
Feds have another 411,346,002 guns left to seize inside the US...
“The search warrant also said Adams was investigated in Canada for keeping about 80 illegal guns in a storage unit. U.S. agents worked with Canadian police on that case.”
So this is probable cause....someone was investigated. So what. Was he charged? No. Another fishing expedition designed to thaward the 2nd amendment.
This statement really bothers me.
Did King George order the raid?
This battle cry will be ‘The turn Coats are coming, the turn coats are coming!
It just kills the feds that we don't have mandatory registration.
“Federal investigators confirm that. However, they’re also investigating him for possible gun smuggling, tax evasion and violating importation laws.”
A large volume licensed gun dealer and collector that’s been doing this for years... so what’s suspicious about this? Look what the feds collected in just a few months, without the correct paperwork I might add, in Milwaukee..
However, a bigger concern is that no markings on the guns and missing documents mean the guns are not traceable by law enforcement.
Marked? Registry? You mean no serial numbers? Hmmmm serial numbers for pre-1968 guns were not required or are they now.
finally, hope and “cache” I can believe in.
"This statement really bothers me."
It bothers me a great deal, too, as it should bother everyone. I suspect this is the true issue at stake here. He had loads of perfectly legal firearms that were completely untraceable to law enforcement and that just burns them up. Adams is one of the most reputable and knowledgeable dealers in the Southwest. He has been doing this for years.
I read the comments under that article and this guy is a big time collector plus has a license to sell.
Believe this was done to warn us that the govn. can get your guns any time they want. Note they pulled in the IRS to “investigate” him.
Anyone who has a gun is subject to IRS investigation or give up your gun and IRS will go away. Expect that is the message here.
As far as I know, we are not required (yet) to track private sales. These were private sales, which just irritates the feds to no end.
It’s another manifestation of fedzilla’s “CREAT-A-CRIME” program.
If these b*****ds want someone badly enough, there’s a “crime” tailor-made for the situation.
“... There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any
government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one MAKES them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
......just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted — and you create a nation of law-breakers — and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”
Ayn Rand, ATLAS SHRUGGED, Signet Books, NY, 1957
This cannot be allowed to stand.
I think I know who this guys is, doesn't he mainly sell totally legal pre 1898 guns?
I want to know who said anything? Will the feds be fishing all over the country?
A surprisingly large number of people think owning a lot of guns is a crime. I am sure most of the Feds think it should be.