Department of Homeland Security Targets Gun Collector

February 1, 2013 9:53 am  

(Info Wars) – KRQE in Albuquerque, New Mexico, reports that the Department of Homeland Security – the federal agency initially established to protect the United States from terrorists and respond to natural disasters – has used its ICE division to bust a gun collector.

Federal Homeland Security Investigation agents raided the home of Robert Adams on Thursday and seized 548 handguns and 317 rifles from the collector. They also raided his business and took an additional 599 handguns.

SPECIAL: Join to Fund “Youth Firearms Training Initiative”

KRQE reports that Adams did not violate any laws and was not charged with any crimes. It said the DHS, however, is not finished with Adams and he may be charged with gun smuggling, tax evasion and violating importation laws.

The government spent years surveilling the gun collector and argues that his weapons are “not properly marked possibly to make the guns more valuable and to avoid paying high import taxes.”

KRQE reports the federal government is concerned “that no markings on the guns and missing documents mean the guns are not traceable by law enforcement.”

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. 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.

Government gun-grabbers call this the “Gun Show Loophole” and have declared they will outlaw the practice and close down gun shows around the country.

The DHS is obviously looking to make an example of Mr. Adams as the government prepares to enact and enforce a wide range of new laws aimed at diminishing the Second Amendment. It remains to be seen, however, if the federal government will use this case as part of its ongoing propaganda effort to demonize legal gun ownership.

Poll: 53% Say Govt Threatens Freedoms
Obama Regime Is Punking America

Top Stories

Gun Store May Hold ‘Pre-Hillary’ Assault Rifle Sale (Newsmax) - A Las Vegas gun store, having resigned itself to a Democratic presidential victory on Nov. 8, has launched a “Pre-Hillary Sale,” spark...
Gun Store Ad Warns Prices Will ‘Skyrocket’ if Clinton... (Washington Post) - The Las Vegas gun store Westside Armory is predicting a Hillary Clinton victory in November, and it has a message for customers: B...
Judge Strikes Down Sandy Hook Suit Against AR-15 Manufacturer (Breitbart) - Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis has struck down the lawsuit that Sandy Hook Elementary families had brought against Rem...
O’KEEFE STRIKES AGAIN: Dem. Senate Candidate Russ Feingold Says... (Free Beacon) - Russ Feingold, the former Democratic senator from Wisconsin who is running again in an attempt to win back his old Senate seat, was re...
Clinton Vows Supreme Court Justice Who Supports Stricter Gun Laws (Newsmax) - Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said during the second presidential debate Sunday night that she would nominate Supreme Court justices ...
Immigration Agents Scanning License Plates at Gun Shows 'Civil-rights outrage' prompts call for federal probe of ICE (WND) - The Second Amendment Foundation is calling on the House Oversight Committee ...


Please help us stay spam-free. Mouse over a spam post and click the X to report spam.