Friday, August 19, 2005

Hard to Believe, But Probably True

Found this linked at TriggerFinger. I can't find any confirmation, but it strikes me just strange enough to be true.
I had reports from members of police going to their houses while the member was waiting for their approval to purchase a gun at the show! The police asked the spouse and other family members questions about the purchases and filled in a survey! "Did you know your husband was going to a gun show today?" "Did you know your husband was going to buy a gun today?" and many other such questions.

If no one was home at the gun purchaser's house, the police went to the neighbors! "Did you know that your neighbor was buying a gun today? How do you feel about him doing so?"

One member, who was carrying a personal gun to sell, was approached by BATFE and taken to a car while they checked him out. The officer said in front of Showmasters' management, "Did you know you need a business license to sell a gun at this show? I have seen you at a lot of shows - are you in the business of selling guns? I think you are." That's called a fishing expedition and intimidation. In the end they let the VCDL member go because their fish hooks came up empty.

I guess I'll leave this in the 'rumor' category since I can't find any other source. I'd love to assume it was some crack-pot report, but it rings just a little to close to likely for me.

1 comment:

Granted said...

Hmmmm... Smells like male bovine excrement, but I could be wrong.