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CBS intentionally violated posted gun show rules in phony undercover stunt
Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 May, 2012 | David Codrea

Posted on 05/05/2012 1:06:31 PM PDT by marktwain

“‘Bullet Button’ Used To Get Around California Gun Laws,” CBS 5 San Francisco reported Tuesday.

“CBS 5 went undercover to a recent gun show at the Cow Palace in Daly City and found ‘California legal’ assault rifles throughout,” they claim.

It’s a non-story, really, as their undercover team found nothing illegal—they weren’t even looking for that—or that couldn’t have been obtained openly. The entire purpose of the “investigation” appears to be to gin up public frenzy about a legal device that allows for changing magazines on semi-automatic firearms that comply with California’s specific model and cosmetic features bans.

“I've emailed the gun show proprietors and asked them if they post signs prohibiting unauthorized photographs and recording of patrons and dealers,” this columnist noted on The War on Guns blog. “I also note the covert video includes audio, and California appears to be a two-party consent state, which raises the question of whether or not our intrepid ‘undercover reporters’ were the only lawbreakers in the room--funny, though, how they choose not to do covert ops against the population causing all the ‘gun’ problems. “

That is, no doubt, because criminal populations actually are breaking laws, and they’re dangerous people to be around, which indicates there’s a real story to be had, as opposed to a manufactured one exploiting peaceable people minding their own business. Had CBS 5 wished to discuss bullet buttons or any other fallout from California’s ridiculous and ineffective anti-gun edicts, there would have been no shortage of resources ready and willing to meet them face-to-face and provide their audience with informed guidance. The entire “undercover” rationale was unjustified from the beginning, designed to create the illusion that viewers were being provided a straight news exposé by hard-boiled reporters, instead of by mob-inciting “Authorized Journalist” hacks with plenty of

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; ca; cbs; constitution; guncontrol; seebs
Yes, the reporters had penty of agenda. The left lives on lies and disinformation.
1 posted on 05/05/2012 1:06:35 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I wonder what would happen if some Conservative news organization had one of its reporters register to vote multiple times using phoney ID, and then cast multiple ballots at multiple polling places, recording each of these actions on video, and then posted the whole thing on the internet?

You all know the answer I’m sure.


2 posted on 05/05/2012 1:10:46 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

That’d (probably) be a felony, IIMN. There was the recent undercover camera guy who registered in DC as Eric Holder and filmed it.


3 posted on 05/05/2012 1:17:36 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: marktwain

See-BS. Enemy of a free people.


4 posted on 05/05/2012 1:22:54 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: marktwain

The “no pictures” signs and announcements are toothless. They can eject you from the show and shake a finger at you, which is nothing to CBS.

If there were a fine that could be collected, that would be a different story. Then the show takes the evidence CBS conveniently publicized and collects the fine.

Audio recording is illegal, yes- but is are the show promoters going to tackle CBS and file a criminal complaint? It’s more likely that an individual at the show who sees himself on TV will do that.


5 posted on 05/05/2012 1:27:34 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: carriage_hill

No, he identified himself as Eric Holder to the person working at the polls, & said he didn’t have ID. The poll person didn’t have a problem with that & handed him the ballot, but the fake Holder said he’d be more comfortable showing ID, handed the ballot back & left (filming everything, of course).


6 posted on 05/05/2012 1:47:29 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: carriage_hill
IIMN

Did you mean the International Institute of Minnesota?

Or...

...perhaps IINM.

7 posted on 05/05/2012 1:48:38 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: Twotone
No, he identified himself as Eric Holder

Nope. Gotta disagree. I saw the video. He was very careful NOT to do that. He asked the poll worker "Do you have an Eric Holder?".
The poll worker made an assumption and proceeded to treat the guy as if he were named Eric Holder. You are correct on the ID. The poll worker said, "We don't need that."

8 posted on 05/05/2012 1:52:33 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

...perhaps IINM.

Yes; my bad fingers.


9 posted on 05/05/2012 1:55:59 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

In addition to asking an open ended question only - “Do you have an Eric Holder”?, the investigator did not actually take the ballot from the poll worker. That is key in not being prosecuted I think.


10 posted on 05/05/2012 2:35:06 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: Twotone
No, he identified himself as Eric Holder to the person working at the polls, & said he didn’t have ID.

Actually, he never identified himself as being Holder. He asked if Eric Holder was on the list. The poll worker then handed him Holder's ballot which he handed back.

11 posted on 05/05/2012 2:39:46 PM PDT by Bob
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To: marktwain

Many cameras give off a unique electronic signature when they are used, so it might be possible to easily design a sensor to detect camera use. But that raises another point: if someone breaks the rules, what recourse do you have against them?

As far as the audio goes, the police can be called, but those individuals using cameras could only be asked to leave, without a refund of their admission, if any.


12 posted on 05/05/2012 2:58:01 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: carriage_hill
He didn't register at all. He walked into a polling station and asked if there was an Eric Holder on the list.

He was offered that ballot and made an excuse to leave so as not to take possession of it.

The point being, he or anyone else could have voted someone else’s ballot.

13 posted on 05/05/2012 3:36:15 PM PDT by I am bigjohn
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To: I am bigjohn

Note to self...read all posts before replying.


14 posted on 05/05/2012 3:37:40 PM PDT by I am bigjohn
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To: carriage_hill
There was the recent undercover camera guy who registered in DC as Eric Holder and filmed it.

That's not exactly accurate, he ASKED the poll worker "Do you have an Eric Holder registered at this precinct?".

The poll worker checked the roll, answered "yes, sign here" and offered him Holder's ballot. He did not sign or accept the ballot, he stated he would go home and find his identification.

It was entirely legal and very carefully done to stay that way.

15 posted on 05/05/2012 3:43:01 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: marktwain

Filthy scum.
I am reminded of the chapter of Unintended Consequences when Henry Bowman saw the setup for what it was, and drew his pistol on the guy:

“I’ve never seen anyn for sale, and wouldn’t know what they looked like if I did.” He stared at the young man. “Haven’t seen any shoelaces, super glue, or paper clips for sale here.”


16 posted on 05/05/2012 4:00:41 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: Navy Patriot

You’re right, NP. He didn’t take that step, nor did he vote fraudulently. He was careful to stay out of those illegal areas. Thanks for the correction.


17 posted on 05/06/2012 3:21:37 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: I am bigjohn

I corrected myself on Post #17:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2880322/posts?page=17#17


18 posted on 05/06/2012 3:23:44 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Twotone
Wrong. He never I'D himself as Holder. He was very careful to never do that.

He was given the ballot nevertheless.

19 posted on 05/06/2012 3:25:15 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: carriage_hill
There was the recent undercover camera guy who registered in DC as Eric Holder and filmed it......Ummmm, NO he did not register as Eric Holder. He asked “Do you have an Eric Holder registered?” They repeated an address and tried to push the ballot onto him. He said ‘I'll go get my ID’ and they literally pushed the ballot on him saying no ID was necessary, we have the name here. FAR, FAR from fictitiously registering to vote.
20 posted on 05/06/2012 3:35:58 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: I am bigjohn

read all posts before replying....I myself proudly look to see who posts the same crap I do without reading all posts!


21 posted on 05/06/2012 3:40:13 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: Safetgiver

I corrected myself on Post #17:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2880322/posts?page=17#17


22 posted on 05/06/2012 5:10:51 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: marktwain

The leftist aka progressive gun haters violate gun show rules every time they go to one. All in the name of making America safer.


23 posted on 05/07/2012 5:43:53 AM PDT by DMG2FUN
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