People said this is their line in the sand...I see it quietly disappearing, just like every other line they claimed was the line in the sand. I guess it was only the line in the sand if it was taken from us in the front door but not the back door.
"What a bunch of shit,,,,,,,,, They will use IRS and same accusations against all law abiding gun dealers so they can take weapons and make em fight it in court where the government controls the setting and has all the money. What is happening here is they knew they could not pass the small arms treaty legally with the constitution intact but like Obama going into office the same tact will be done to accomplish the same thing in the end............ Time for people to stand there ground or go down one at a time."
On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security, along with a SWAT team and Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies raided the home of Robert Adams in Albuquerque, New Mexico and, according to a federal search warrant affidavit the raid seized nearly 1,500 firearms from the man’s home and business. However, no charges have been filed against him, despite the fact that court documents reveal that agents had been watching Adams for years.
By Wednesday afternoon dozens of rifles were hauled out of the house, bagged as evidence and laid out on the lawn.
According to search warrants that were filed on Thursday Homeland Security Investigations confiscated nearly 900 firearms from Adams’ home, 548 handguns and 317 rifles. They also seized 599 pistols and revolvers from his office.
Neighbors say that he was a firearms collector and some indicated that he was also a licensed gun seller. No confirmation of that has been forthcoming.
While having been watched for years and no charges filed as they seized Adam’s firearms, Federal investigators are saying that they are investigating him for gun smuggling, tax evasion, violating importation laws.
Court documents reveal federal agents were watching Adams for years and that some documentation was missing “to determine to whom Adams [was] selling or exporting his firearms.”
The guns were also not properly marked possibly to make the guns more valuable and to avoid paying high import taxes, investigators alleged.
However, a bigger concern is that no markings on the guns and missing documents mean the guns are not traceable by law enforcement.
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.
Kurt Nimmo points out, “New Mexico does not regulate or specifically restrict the possession of firearms. Owners are not required to register or license firearms with the state.
“No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms,” Article 2, Section 6 of the state constitution reads.
“Gun collectors are protected under the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986,” Nimmo writes. “The law states that a firearms dealer is defined as a person who is selling guns for profit or livelihood. Unlicensed individuals are allowed to sell firearms from their private collection without performing a background check on the buyer.”
Something seriously smells here. How can you be investigated for years, yet upon serving a search warrant you don’t put forth any charges against a man when you confiscate nearly 1,500 firearms? I wish they had taken this kind of approach to the Obama Justice Department’s gunwalking program that trafficked nearly 2,500 firearms across the border into Mexico that has left hundreds dead. No one is claiming that the firearms that Adams had were used in any crime!
So much for the Obama administration’s claims that they aren’t against gun collectors. Sports shooters and hunters, you’re up next.
Well, I guess we will just wait untill they come for each of us one at a time. We are a leaderless Nation.
Indeed, Steven. This should sit well with those who believe that some of us are "sabre-rattling" and should stand down. Yes, by all means, let us wait for them to come and kill us in our homes while we are asleep. Counsel such as that I can do without.....
Well so much for those "Oathkeepers" in NM...until I hear the shot heard 'round the world, then Steven is right.
I apologize for the sarcasm / meaness in my first reply. It is just SO hard for me to deal with folks who do not see the serious and imminent, clear and present danger that we are in. So many of us have watched every single attack by this administration since the name was announced as a candidate for the office he now usurps.
After 4 years I would have thought that at least a handful would, if nothing else, be willing to come together and discuss the situation and actively discuss a means of throwing a wrench or two into the machinery of this Un-Constitutional & Tyrannical regime.
We should all be preparing for war. There are so many logistics necessary for a succesful campaign against a larger, better equipped & better provisioned enemy. The least we can do is to meet others in person and begin to plan for what we will need to do when it all comes to a head.
By not preparing and planning, and I DON"T mean preparing by stockpiling food and water and weaponry to ride out a crisis (although that is a component of the prep needed), we are basically saying they can implement any 'law' they want and we will simply hunker down and allow it.
What we have is a bunch of people bitching and moaning and saying this group should do something or that group should do something. I have bad news for them all. WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING!
If you continue waiting for someone else to do something, this Nation will continue on this downward spiral and you will end up dying while you wait for someone else to act, and, our children shall pay the price.
This scenario of doing nothing causes me to get extremely upset. Why?
Because, by not doing anything ourselves, we are no better than the multitude in this Country who are diametrically opposed to providing for themselves and instead, take everything from the people in this Country who actually work for their livelihood.
Is this who you are?
Ours is the duty of saving this Country, and, while I do not believe that NOW is the time to rise up and fight in the streets, we should, at the very least, be meeting and planning for when we do.
If we don't, we are lost before we begin!
If this degree of complacency was evidenced by our Founding Fathers, we would be British subjects today.
What is it going to take to get people off their computers and into reality???
First they came for the socialists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.
I will never forget the first time I read this! It is so true! This is history and we better remember!
This is beyond belief! What is it going to take to get this nation riled up sufficiently to stop drawing a line in the sand, and stand up and fight for what is right?
Why were the sheriff's deputies in on this? Does that county and the State of Ne Mexico not follow and enforce the US and NM Constitution? Move to Texas where our representatives stand up to the illegal King and his evil forces. I fear this is only one more chip at the Bill of Rights and the sheeple will follow King Obozo who is going to make their lives fair and take down those who will stand up for themselves and individual liberty. I certainly hope the NRA jumps into this ring for us members.
This is what happened to Gibson Guitar! When it is all said and done, they had to pay millions to stay in business! Obama has the info from the past and is using it to pass his agenda!
This one is weird - I was reading about this earlier.
There may actually be cause behind the seizures if indeed this person was selling guns in an illegal manner. However, he has not been charged with any crime. My concern is that Homeland Security carried this out - not BATF. I have a feeling that Homeland Security now stands for the equivalent of the Nazi SS.
BS! I had 8 to 10 guns stolen by cowardly thieves last yr, plus my small safe with most of my papers. Makes you sick.
Probably for da_n Drugs.
Sheriff's Dept ??? Just filed out papers and photographed. I guess just keep a lower Profile. Watch whom you tell.
Times have changed and not for the better. Need some good old "necktie" parties.
Sounds more like Germany, 1936, every day.