Nachum, thanks for posting this. I posted it the other evening and thought it was truly frightening. The more people see this, the better.
I had a ‘Department of Homeland Security’ SUV slowly touring around my sleepy neighborhood a few weeks ago and the hair stood up on the back of my neck.
I saw one last week. There are unmarked BlackHawks flying over southern NM several times a week.
Maybe all this stuff is making me more paranoid than usual, but here’s an incident for y’all to ruminate over.
During a neighborhood wide garage sale last week, some unknown guy stops by and asks wife if we have any “hunting equipment” for sale. Wife refers him to me.
Guy walks up to me and repeats inquiry. Guy looks like classic middle aged LE type. Spins vague yarn about living “.. down at the the end of a local dirt road in a converted barn” because he’s recently re-immigrated to Kalifornia from Texas. Casts negative comments towards Texas. He reveals that his need for “replacement equipment” is due to having sold all his stuff when he moved to Texas?????
He then proceeds to start with inquires about availability of any long guns, claims his possesses “all the right licenses” (whatever that meant), and moves right on to “any hand guns available?” when I deflect his “hunting equipment” inquiry by claiming lack of interest in such activities.
Upon my referring him to the local, once a month operational gun club for possible sources of “hunting equipment”, from some ACTIVE hunters, it gets REAL interesting.
Now, he claims can’t wait for the next active day at the gun club because he has been invited on a “real great” hunting trip in the next day or two.
The implications here are:
(1) an unknown person strolling throughout our entire neighborhood asking every homeowner if the possessed any “hunting equipment” to open a conversation which rapidly led to discussion of handgun possession
(2) same unknown person implying a willingness to engage in firearms transactions that violate every law in the book on the subject WRT waiting periods, particularly if he indeed possessed “all the right licenses”.
I was uncomfortable at the time and have not been able to adjust this incident into harmless inquiry and just paranoia on my part.
The Goons have mounted worse projects than what this one appears to be to me (think ATF, DOJ and Eric Holder’s Fast & Furious gunwalking project).
Scary times my friends ........... Be REAL careful WHO you talk to and WHAT you say .......