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Report: FBI Visiting Gun Shops Looking For “People Talking About Big Government”
The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-16-2014 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 04/16/2014 7:14:09 AM PDT by servo1969

The FBI is reportedly visiting fun shops looking for people talking about “big government.” InfoWars reported:

FBI counterterrorism agents are visiting gun shops in South Carolina to investigate “suspicious purchases” made by people who talk about “big government,” according to a new report.

Author Brandon Turbeville says he was approached by an individual who works in a Columbia, South Carolina gun shop to relate the story of how an FBI agent entered the store on Monday, showed his credentials, before proceeding to ask a series of stunning questions.

Telling the gun store worker he was tasked with visiting all the firearms outlets in the local area to check on “suspicious purchases” for counterterrorism purposes, the agent then began discussing what in actual fact were “completely normal transactions,” such as, “paying with cash, purchasing long guns, and other similarly innocuous behavior.”

The FBI agent then reportedly made a shocking remark that almost seems too chilling to believe.

“If you see some Middle Eastern guy come in, you don’t have to be so worried about that. What we’re really looking for are people talking about being sovereign such as sovereign citizens or people talking about big government,” the agent reportedly stated.

Before the agent left the store, he handed the employee a flyer which lists paying with cash, buying in bulk, along with other seemingly innocuous behavior as suspicious activity.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; biggovernment; fbi; guncontrol; list; suspicious
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1 posted on 04/16/2014 7:14:09 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Must be hard to grow your business when “new or unknown customer” is an FBI red flag.


2 posted on 04/16/2014 7:15:58 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: servo1969

Get the Democrat voter list from the area and submit their names for the “suspicious people.” Fill up that database.


3 posted on 04/16/2014 7:17:16 AM PDT by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: Mechanicos

Lol


4 posted on 04/16/2014 7:19:16 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: servo1969

As I’m sure they’ve been watching this site for awhile.


5 posted on 04/16/2014 7:20:30 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Mechanicos

Lol can you imagine the amount of finger nails (and hair) lost at the FBI HQ due to the head scratching if someone actually did this ..hahaha


6 posted on 04/16/2014 7:20:37 AM PDT by coldphoenix
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To: Mechanicos

The democrat voter list would be the people that would help hide or give aid/comfort to Boston marathon style bombers.


7 posted on 04/16/2014 7:21:23 AM PDT by Lockbar (What Would Vlad The Impaler Do?)
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To: servo1969

LOL so pretty much anyone who enters or owns a gun shop.


8 posted on 04/16/2014 7:21:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nachum

For The List.


9 posted on 04/16/2014 7:25:57 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: servo1969

The response to any LEO “investigation” should be:

Officer, I am happy to cooperate. To make sure that I supply the most appropriate response to your questions, please submit them in writing to my attorney. Here is his business card.


10 posted on 04/16/2014 7:26:46 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: servo1969

Suspicious purchase. You mean guns and ammo? :-)


11 posted on 04/16/2014 7:26:49 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: servo1969
The FBI is reportedly visiting fun shops looking for people talking about “big government.”

The FBI always ruins the fun.

But seriously folks...the pile of evidence that government of the people, by the people and for the people is extinct is now a mountain.

The incidents, the methods, the personnel, the agencies, the locations may have minor differences but the theme is unmistakable: the people are not to be trusted and in fact must be actively intimidated and suppressed.

We can debate illegal immigration and the slow poison of Islam but the message could not be more clear: persons actively, knowingly breaking the law and/or fomenting hatred towards their native and/or host country are of no concern to government, as the discontinuation of the New York surveillance project demonstrates.

Meanwhile, in bucolic small towns across a vast heartland we see government buildings (including schools) bristling with the kind of security measures (metal detectors, CCTV, guards) that would make airports and US embassies in dangerous foreign nations envious. Have we all noticed that despite the constant moans about funds to pay for basic services like road paving, government at all levels will spare no expense in protecting itself despite the absence of any credible threat?

It's difficult to know if they have any sense of irony but the very people they persecute are the ones - the only ones - paying their salaries. The social contract has been ripped up and incinerated, replaced by daylight extortion and 'reminder' visits under the rubric of law enforcement with shiny cars, paramilitary gear and those cheesy silkscreened windbreakers.

12 posted on 04/16/2014 7:29:40 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: servo1969
"The FBI is reportedly visiting fun shops......" Oh man, I want that job.
13 posted on 04/16/2014 7:32:12 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: servo1969

“FBI counterterrorism agents are visiting gun shops in South Carolina to investigate “suspicious purchases” made by people who talk about “big government,” according to a new report.”

For the federal minions who read these pages, are you so utterly stupid that you do not see the exquisite irony in this? I know you are paid well for minimal work, so in your free time, brush up on the Okhrana. It was the Czar’s secret police, and perhaps history’s premier example of counter-productivity and unintended consequences. You fedcoats are getting real close to the Okhrana’s level of failure.

To parley your position from largely respected to almost universally loathed in one generation takes a special skill.


14 posted on 04/16/2014 7:32:25 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: servo1969

The FBI sure stopped those Boston Bombers didn’t they?


15 posted on 04/16/2014 7:32:32 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be," -Epitap)
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To: servo1969

There was actually an “undercover” ATF guy in small gun shop I frequent. He had a fanny pack (!?) and wanted to buy “Lots of guns” for his “Friends”.

The owner asked to see his ID, and what agnecy he worked for. I forgot which one it was because we were laughing so hard.


16 posted on 04/16/2014 7:33:13 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum
I see ATF agents and CI’s at gun shows all the time. usually very easy to pick out. I had one ATF agent following me around since I was carrying an “exotic” weapon. After few trips around the venue I finally stopped hi and asked if I could help him. He got belligerent and flashed his badge. Funny stuff.
17 posted on 04/16/2014 7:38:15 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: relictele

The social contract has been ripped up and incinerated, replaced by daylight extortion and ‘reminder’ visits under the rubric of law enforcement with shiny cars, paramilitary gear and those cheesy silkscreened windbreakers.

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And shades. Agent Smiths must have their shades to do the blank inquisitor stare gimmick. Beautiful post, relictele.


18 posted on 04/16/2014 7:40:27 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: servo1969
Hey bud, what can I do ya for??


19 posted on 04/16/2014 7:44:37 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: servo1969

I think Obama would cause me to check everyone of those boxes.


20 posted on 04/16/2014 7:44:41 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: Mechanicos

“Get the Democrat voter list from the area and submit their names for the “suspicious people.” Fill up that database.”

Ding Ding Ding!

No more calls folks...we have a Winner!


21 posted on 04/16/2014 7:45:20 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Psalm 144
Thanks...and I forgot about the shades. With the Boston anniversary I also recall watching cops in the dead center of the 'sterile' area i.e. multiple blocks already swept and cordoned off. Most were standing around, as you do when there's nothing else going on and no threat to speak of, but one of the windbreaker types had his pistol drawn with both hands gripping it tightly as if it an active firefight were about to kick off.

They can drone on about training, readiness, etc. but the truth is these boys love their toys and are itching to use them. I know a few in law enforcement who actually face danger and death frequently and they laugh louder than anybody at these pencil-pushing hotdogs.

22 posted on 04/16/2014 7:48:39 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: relictele

Isn’t everyone buying a weapon cleared for purchase by the FBI themselves?
SMH


23 posted on 04/16/2014 7:54:24 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: relictele

I know a few in law enforcement who actually face danger and death frequently and they laugh louder than anybody at these pencil-pushing hotdogs.

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Exactly. In a very large Southern city where I had cause to know, I noticed that in a police force of about 1,100 the same 75 or so officers made all of the cases. Of that 75, about 40 made the vast majority of cases. Awesome guys and gals. The city would have cratered without them, and eventually did. They didn’t acquire toys. They prided themselves on acquiring knowledge.

Meanwhile the District Attorney’s office handled 10 times the cases at 1/10 the budget as his US Attorney counterpart. Conviction rates were less than 5% apart.

The real heroes go unsung.


24 posted on 04/16/2014 7:56:49 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: servo1969

.........I’ve heard all this “anti-government, anti-Big government stuff a million times all over town so FBI, save your time!

EVERY non lefty in this country despises this particular government run by this particular cabal of admitted communists. That’s OLD news!

Jeez! You don’t need to drive over to a gun shop and nose around and play “I Spy”to know that! Just pick up the newspaper! Polls are published daily! Approximately 70% of the people have lost faith in this so called “government”. Let me help u with the math. 70% of 300 million people is 200 million people. And, chances are one million of them may show up at Bunkerville II.

I for one do give credit to the Feds on the scene for being smart enough to back off and not get a bunch of good men and women killed. Thank u for that much. Now, go slap YOUR leaders around a little and try to get them to understand “THE ANGER YOU FACED OUT THERE”.


25 posted on 04/16/2014 7:57:28 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Mechanicos
Good one,,,
26 posted on 04/16/2014 7:59:37 AM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: servo1969; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...
At no point in history has any government ever wanted its people to be defenseless for any good reason ~ nully's son

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

27 posted on 04/16/2014 8:03:08 AM PDT by null and void (The British declared war on the Tea Party. The Tea Party won! (Thanks mom!))
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To: mikelets456
Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms should be the name of a one stop party store in WV not a gubmint bureaucracy.
28 posted on 04/16/2014 8:03:40 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: servo1969
“suspicious purchases”

You mean like DHS and the U.S. Postal Sevice, etc., each buying up enough ammo to supply a European state?

29 posted on 04/16/2014 8:18:11 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: null and void

Nully’s son is very smart

And that graphic is just so disturbing on so very many levels


30 posted on 04/16/2014 8:18:32 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Mechanicos

Absolutely. Use their Cloward-Piven strategy against them. I’ve said this for years. Our side needs to stop being nice. The marxists on the left are not nice; why are we?

The DHS “see something, say something” campaign is similarly ridiculous and needs the same strategy used against it. The blatant anti-white bias in those ads was overwhelming, but the notion that someone writing in a notebook or taking cell phone pictures are suspicious behaviors is silly.

The worst part of this article is the following statement: “If you see some Middle Eastern guy come in, you don’t have to be so worried about that. What we’re really looking for are people talking about being sovereign such as sovereign citizens or people talking about big government,” the agent reportedly stated.

Does the FBI read their own crime and terrorism statistics? Apparently not.


31 posted on 04/16/2014 8:24:38 AM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of liberty only to see marxism elected at home.)
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To: servo1969

If true, then the FBI is proving the point being made by those who grouse about big government!


32 posted on 04/16/2014 8:25:14 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: servo1969

This directive comes directly from the ROP lovers in the white house. They are afraid of the normal people - the church going, bible quoting, gun-toting Republicans.

What’s the sovereign nation crap? You have to explain it to me.


33 posted on 04/16/2014 8:31:59 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: servo1969
In my hometown I took a new rifle and old scope to a smith to have it bore sighted.

IT was a range finding scope and nice rifle.

I was "casually" approached by a very clean-cut man who wanted to know what I planned to use the rifle for. What did I hunt. Where. Where have I hunted before. What kind of bullets did I prefer...did I load my own.

I said as little as possible to keep from the telling him to buzz off.

I should have just told him to buzz off.

34 posted on 04/16/2014 8:34:33 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: servo1969

bkmk


35 posted on 04/16/2014 8:34:43 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: servo1969

Oh my,
Just came back from B.J.’s with a large purchase of toilet paper.
Guess them f.b.i. bozo’s will be checking up on things shortly,


36 posted on 04/16/2014 8:39:05 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: taxcontrol

“The FBI is reportedly visiting fun shops looking for people talking about “big government.” InfoWars reported.”

Geez! Ten posts and no caught the typo. I thought FR would have a lot of “Fun” with this one.


37 posted on 04/16/2014 8:46:23 AM PDT by k4gypsyrose
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To: taxcontrol

It is most important that the agent is willing to let you know who he is i.e. get his name. I’m of the thought that making these guys be named, like the goons at Bundy’s ranch, would go along way to stopping some of this ‘government’ high handed behavior. Societal shunning of such persons is deserved.


38 posted on 04/16/2014 8:53:35 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: I want the USA back

I’m guessing that they caught some social media chatter by some locals about arming up and heading out for the Bundy Ranch in Nevada ...


39 posted on 04/16/2014 9:18:15 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: k4gypsyrose

Keep scrolling...


40 posted on 04/16/2014 9:19:56 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: k4gypsyrose

Posts 12 and 13 had some “fun.”


41 posted on 04/16/2014 9:24:58 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: Mariner

You should have told him that you are the purchasing agent for CAIR and that you have a sideline where you supply weapons to the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, TN so you’re always looking for deals.


42 posted on 04/16/2014 9:46:32 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: B4Ranch
"You should have told him that you are the purchasing agent for CAIR and that you have a sideline where you supply weapons to the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, TN so you’re always looking for deals."

I prefer to stay off as many lists as possible:)

43 posted on 04/16/2014 10:07:51 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Dallas59

the Boston bombers didn’t threaten the jobs of big govt stooges. in fact, the Boston bombers helped increase big govt as citizens asked for more police protection out of fear

the biggest threat to big govt types would be... small govt types.

not jihadis. not fascists. not mk-13. not foreign corruption. not illegals. not commie spies.

the biggest threat is the group of people that want smaller govt, lower taxes, and rational govt spending.

ie: the TEA party


44 posted on 04/16/2014 10:26:21 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: mad_as_he$$

The guy was rather embarassed, and chuckled as he left.

But I have seen some at gun shows. A local deputy likes to play the game “Spot the FED!” at ours, and it tends to make the Fedgov types rather upset.


45 posted on 04/16/2014 10:30:47 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Mariner

That requires the question, “What are you doing on FR then?” This website draws an automatic hourly DHS scan, 24/7/365. There is so many military veterans who actually served in combat zones ( i.e. DHS designated terrorists) posting here they have to make sure we aren’t prepping to overthrow 1600.


46 posted on 04/16/2014 10:34:01 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: redgolum

This is #1 of 75 videos on the subject. It might be an idea to download them all considering what happened at the Bundy Ranch this past week.<

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47 posted on 04/16/2014 10:35:42 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: B4Ranch

Yeah, but I don’t want to be on that OTHER list, the one that includes legitimate, Jihadi Terrorsts.


48 posted on 04/16/2014 10:40:35 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

I look at it as my way of keeping someone employed. That way they pay taxes to support a welfare mother.


49 posted on 04/16/2014 10:48:39 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: redgolum

I like it!


50 posted on 04/16/2014 11:04:30 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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