Nothing in 'national propoganda' aka 'national news'.
As one poster said 152 guns isnt a large amount....but its the who, the how and how they got caught.
At this time of govt instilled fear of everything, this stody isnt getting any attention for a couple reasons.
1) the fbi didnt use a 'confidential informant' and provide the money, equipment, means and set these people up. A converned gunstore owner tipped
the govt off.
" A federal complaint examined by The Gazette paints a picture of a conspiracy that came to light last year when an unnamed firearms dealer in
Eastern Iowa became suspicious of large purchases of handguns, rifles and ammunition and tipped off authorities."
Sorta funny the govt wouldnt jump on this with thier " see something, say something" program. U would think that this story could be used as a
shinning example of the program...so why didnt they?
2) with the amount of attention that is being heaped upon anything islam, muslim or middle east...i surprised that the news of a middle eastern family
living in america smuggling guns to lebenon wouldnt get any attention. Hmmmm, maybe i should re- phrase that....a mddle eastern family from lebenon,
who are legal american citizens, who legaly bought large amounts of guns and ammo, who made numorus trips to lebenon, were caught smuggling guns to a
country that is in constant stuggle with isrseal. Dont want to make it seem like anybody but radicals are against isreal.
"Court documents so far have not disclosed who was receiving the guns, but suggest the activity might have pre-dated the Syrian civil war, which got
underway in 2011. The four defendants were acquiring firearms legally from multiple fire arms dealer. One eastern Iowa dealer, however, became
suspicious about the large purchases, including two incidents when the defendants bought out the shops entire stock of 5.7 mm ammunition."
So it looks like this may have been going on for awhile,...maybe.
Is it because;
That despite all the regulations and overt govt survielance and that the govt didnt spot this activity that the govt doesnt want to make this a big
That it involves possible anti isreal position...
That the family invovled were legal american citizens from lebenon...
Things that make you go hmmmmm