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We have the backstory. They stated it in the video, they received an email from the fed, likely ATF.

They had no grounds to do anything. “Politeness and demeanor” is crap, stop me out in the middle of some situation, yeah, come to my house, that’s a huge kiss my a$$, no politeness and demeanor.

He should have simply, respectfully refused to answer, could have been nicer and said Warrant, Lawyer, goodbye, but he could also have gone as far as called the county sheriff to kick their a$$ of his private property and he would have been totally within his rights.

Yeah, I been there too and I know how to intimidate people into saying stupid stuff that incriminates them but if they say nothing, they leave you with nothing.

I’m on a DHS list for software I have for ballistics matched to an electronic rifle scope, is that reasonable suspicion, probable cause or just a pile of crap.


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The only crime I see here is this isn’t in the RKBA sub forum.
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There are other ways of dealing w the AFT

JBT on JBT

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Doc wrote: July 20th, 2022, 8:33 pm The only crime I see here is this isn’t in the RKBA sub forum.
Actually, I posted this video in that forum this morning. Lol. This is the thread that took off. Haha.
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Joe_Blacke wrote: July 20th, 2022, 6:51 pm The standard is what a reasonable officer believes. That is also based on training and experience. To an officer is it “more than a hunch”. Is how the court looks at it.

None of these is evidence of a crime, but the start to possibly develop a pattern or profile. That is why the RS standard exists. If cops couldn’t investigate until they have evidence enough for arrest, almost no arrests would get made.
No one is saying there needs to be direct evidence, no one is debating the difference between RS and PC. Pretty sure we have a handle on that.

The SCOTUS defines "reasonable suspicions" as :
Reasonable suspicion has been defined by the United States Supreme Court as "the sort of common-sense conclusion about human behavior upon which practical people . . . are entitled to rely." Further, it has defined reasonable suspicion as requiring only something more than an "unarticulated hunch." It requires facts or circumstances that give rise to more than a bare, imaginary, or purely conjectural suspicion.

Reasonable suspicion means that any reasonable person would suspect that a crime was in the process of being committed, had been committed or was going to be committed very soon.
Reasonable suspicions isn't based solely on an officer's "training and experience" there skipper. If you read the actual SCOTUS definition it says "any reasonable person" - why you ask? Because the courts realize that an officer has a high probability of being "unreasonable" and operating off an unsubstantiated "hunch" due to their "experience and training." There are many legal cases that set this precedence, and that is why it is worded the way it is. Officers need to be able to recognize this when judging what is "reasonable."

So just because a law abiding citizen may live in an area where straw purchases are higher, and they buy multiple guns - that isn't enough under the definition to qualify as "reasonable suspicion" - I am pretty sure a judge would agree.
Joe_Blacke wrote: July 20th, 2022, 6:51 pm What a cop can do with RS is dependent on a lot of things. When it comes to someone in their home, they are limited to basically asking questions and permission. That is what happened in this video. As of now we don’t have the full backstory as to what caused them to do the check. It may be he won the multiple sale lotto and got randomly drawn for a visit/inspection. Maybe the SAC wants a follow up on every multiple sale. Maybe there was other things that led up to RS and made LE want to go ask. Right now we simply don’t know.
Actually we do know exactly what led to this. The ATF officer says so right in the video to why they are checking.

Joe_Blacke wrote: July 20th, 2022, 6:51 pm As of yet I still don’t see not complying with their request being a better option. It might be more satisfying, but nothing more. You can paint with a broad brush, and hate all cops (which seems to be the favored position on sites like these), or even the ATF as a whole. But I’ll prefer to look at the individual and their actions. Hence my stance on their politeness and demeanor. They didn’t give the vibe that they were gun hating, citizen hating, zealots.
Actually, most of us don't hate cops. We just really like our rights, and we don't like them being bent or abused by "law enforcement" fishing expeditions and/or harassment and intimidation. The person in the video straight up said in an interview he felt coerced into allow consent and that he was intimidated by having three armed officers randomly knocking on his door.
armed american news wrote:the homeowner believes he was coerced into giving his consent for what was legally a search of his property, even though no enforcement action was taken against him.

“I was embarrassed,” the homeowner said. “My neighbors saw the whole thing – guys in these police vests standing in my yard. I was really uncomfortable. I felt really confused, like I was in some way being accused of something even though I didn’t commit a crime. It was quite embarrassing. I knew they couldn’t come in, but I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t want to get put on some watch list. We just got new gun laws here. I didn’t want them coming back again. I felt like they were invading my privacy.”


Joe_Blacke wrote: July 20th, 2022, 6:51 pm As I look at all these mass shootings, I see the need for something more proactive happen before the shooting starts to interrupt the planning/execution cycle. Pretty much all these shooters had something identifiable as to being a ticking time bomb. Sadly it only comes out after people are dead. How to find the bad guy in the sea of non-bad guys is the ultimate needle/haystack. Especially doing it without violating civil rights. No real investigative tool exists. Unless there is a way to actually stop the shooter before they can hurt others, the only option that government would take is more legislation, more regulation and less freedom.
Being proactive doesn't mean hassling/intimidating/harassing law abiding citizens. Seems to be norm that the majority of these "mass shooters" are already known to law enforcement - and nothing is done about it.

The kid in the Chicago suburb was well known to local law. He had already had weapons (knives) confiscated due to mental health issues, but Daddy Dearest the Politician co-signed his FOID allowing him to buy the guns, and most likely used connections to get it done. Funny how so many warning signs and actions (Articulable Facts) get nothing done.

The Uvalde shooter had a well known history of mental issues, harassment, and violent behavior. No one did anything.

The FBI was warned about the Parkland shooter a month before he committed his crimes. They didn't do anything, despite being informed of multiple issues that should have raised some concern.

Until parents and other officials (school, medical, etc) actually report these people - and in the cases they do - law enforcement actually acts, nothing will get done.

Instead of using intimidation to coerce consent to a search based on no reasonable suspicion of a law abiding person - that time could have been better spent actually doing something useful, like I dunno, following up on people being reported for verifiable reasons of suspicion or doing real "investigations." Amazing that you consider it "acceptable" for three law enforcement personnel be sent to a house to question and search someone with no suspicion of wrong-doing while I am sure their time could be better spent on more "promising" leads.......

Your "proactive" stance is fine - as long as it doesn't involve situations like the video in Delaware, or due-process circumventing red-flag laws.
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Re: ATF at Your door

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paulgt2164 wrote: July 20th, 2022, 8:52 pm
Doc wrote: July 20th, 2022, 8:33 pm The only crime I see here is this isn’t in the RKBA sub forum.
Actually, I posted this video in that forum this morning. Lol. This is the thread that took off. Haha.
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I surprised this thread has stayed civil with the back and forth. Good job gents!

I definitely don't agree with showing them anything without a warrant, however I can also see how this homeowner would be caught off-guard and intimidated enough to just comply to get them to go away rather then thinking about what is rights are. Another thing to think about is what would it be like if he no longer had said firearm? Not sure if how private party sales work in Delaware but what if he sold it private party after purchase because he didnt like how it shoots? Certainly a plausible situation here.

Also maybe he was a new gun owner, just got into guns and got excited and bought 2 at the same time. ATF knows he is new and what better way to intimidate then show up at your door demanding to see your guns or else. Scares that guy off of never buying anything else in the future? Win win for them. I know I went HAM after getting into firearms and bought multiples within days, Not sure what I would have done if the ATF showed up at my door like that shortly after buying those and new to firearms.
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Apparently the dude had bought seven or so firearms since January, which I don't think is a "large" amount of purchases at all. I hardly think 1 a month denotes any sort of illegal activity.
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lol, thats not a lot of firearms for someone who collects and shoots, and well, who knows what, i've probably over the years purchased as many as five and six hand gats at once, quite a bit, gifting to my daughters and significant others, needless to say, have never (knock on the noggin) had a visit, but have had an inquiry on my C&R lic.
and just recently, had an inquiry in regards to one i sold at my downsizing sale, so, don't remember who i sold to, but some reason they were checking it out.

not sure what i would do, i tend to not be real cooperative when authorities show up unannounced to my compound, the missus, is even less cooperative. so again hard to say, lot depends on demeanor of individuals as i really don't have squat to hide, that can be proved, lol, just kidding.
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Some people are plain stupid and will never GET IT
Waste of time bantering
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Watched this video earlier and my first gut reaction was to say any inspection of my private property will need to be done by the regular manner if I am suspected of a crime. I'm also in the same vein of never speak to anyone in regard to questioning by law enforcement. I've seen people's comments get twisted and turned around.

My old attorney friend's advice was always say "I will not make any statements without my council being present"
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smithers599 wrote: July 23rd, 2022, 7:25 am
I like that :D
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so I have a question on this.

I bought some lowers, filled out the 4473 (as required), and produced my CCW.

Since I have a CCW, does the FFL still submit the form for multiple purchase? He didn't have to phone in my background check, so I wonder if he is required to send the form, or if it is optional.
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cool arrow wrote: July 23rd, 2022, 1:20 pm so I have a question on this.

I bought some lowers, filled out the 4473 (as required), and produced my CCW.

Since I have a CCW, does the FFL still submit the form for multiple purchase? He didn't have to phone in my background check, so I wonder if he is required to send the form, or if it is optional.
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