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Feds raid Blackwater's armory in firearms probe

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posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 07:04 PM
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Feds raid Blackwater's armory in firearms probe


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By MIKE BAKER – 6 hours ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal agents have raided an armory owned by security contractor Blackwater Worldwide.

The North Carolina-based company said the raid was part of an investigation into a deal that allowed a local sheriff's office to store high-powered assault rifles at the company's armory at its headquarters in Moyock.

Blackwater spokeswoman Anne Tyrrell says that investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched Blackwater's armory Tuesday.

She said she did not know whether the weapons in question were seized.

Tyrrell said ATF has known about the arrangement for a long time and that the company believes it is lawful and proper.

Both ATF and U.S. Attorney George Holding declined to comment.
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posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 07:04 PM
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Maybe this is a start and will open them up to a complete and independent audit of all of their financial records, which would probably show everyone that they are into some very questionable, if not completely illegal activity.

Hmmm...surely they were vetted before they were awarded all those lucrative government and corporate contracts?

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posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 07:11 PM
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Hmmm...seems I posted something that was already posted yet his post didn't show up when I did a search. Sorry!



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 07:35 PM
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First off I don't think much of Blackwater. If they were storing arms in an armory, well....... That's Something Right! Now if they need to up the security a bit in order to contract for this is up to the ATF. It may be that they were in possession of automatic weapons they were not licensed to possess, but we need to use a little common sense with the laws. That is where you store those things in an armory. If your armory is not secure enough you should find one that is and that appears to be the issue. LE needed a secure place to store weapons. The problem is those weapons belong to 'we the people' and should a private company be used?

The correct answer is: for short term until a secure LE armory can be constructed this makes perfect sense. No charges should be levied to either party as long as they have a plan for correction going forward.



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