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DHS watching your ammo purchases as we speak

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posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 04:13 AM
Maybe they are looking for a new Oswald.

posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 04:27 AM
I agree that the article leaves alot of open holes.....

I live within and hr of Nemec's and they are good people.

The reporter should of had more details in regards to the
DHS incident.

You can by cases of 1000rd at most large gun dealers and
at shows with out on-line purchase should be no different.

posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 06:53 AM
For a lot of the online purchases, thanks to varying absurdities in state laws, you do have to provide some I.D. typically for age verification.

Just last week I had to fax a copy of my I.D. to a reloader I have used before without I.D.. I would have had to send them my I.D. whether I was buying a case of 1,000 a box of 20 or a pallet of 50,000. I shopped around and everyone wanted proof of I.D. I hesitated but figured anyone who wanted to know anything already knew it from my credit card anyway so what the hell.

The story just being a second hand account of "I heard" definitely hurts credibility and the reporter certainly should have followed up on what to most of us is a fairly important story. I guess the reporter took it for granted that this was a common occurrence no doubt to the reporters innate dislike for firearms. I've seen too many reporters local and national pass up great opportunities to educate themselves while simultaneously passing on bunk information. If I had a nickle for every imaginary caliber created in a news story I could retire in my 30's.

Finally, it never ceases to amaze me how those who have never fired a gun or live in countries where only the evil bad guys have them seem to hold the strongest opinions. Absolute certainty in their ignorance. Scary.

posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 07:05 AM

Originally posted by RFBurns
All you pepole seem to overlook the fact that it obviously caused suspcion with the DHS. To you, it might seem like no big deal, but to them, apparently it wasnt.

But as I said, whats the big deal anyway, why bother posting this if you all dont think its any big deal to you right now? Just look at your replies here, prancing that its nothing, just a case of ammo, no big sweat. Yet then you all turn around and say "watch out now big G is watching how much ammo you buy" as if you truely are worried about it.

So which is big deal like you are all playing here in this thread, or is it really something to be concerned about and you all are just nit picking to star one another?

Make up your minds. Either its something to worry about, or it isnt and we can all go on to other important issues.


What are you talking about? The article said that a man was investigated over the purchase of 1,000 rounds of ammo and the people replying on this thread are saying that 1,000 rounds is hardly a concern. Thus raising the question why was the man questioned over such a minimal amount of ammo...

People are not concerned that the man had 1,000 rounds because that is nothing to be concerned about, but having the DHS confront you for such a minimal amount is of concern.

To me it seems like you are grasping to make a point that is not there. Once again I'll lay it out for you.

The ammo is not a concern. The concern is being investigated over 1,000 rounds.

Have a nice day

posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 07:10 AM
I think the reason this guy was checked on is he was near, the DHS didn't need too travel far to show they were doing their job.

I know that here in the Okla. Panhandle, at Wal-Mart, there were guys the bought well over 1000 dollars of ammo. DHS ain't coming out here!

I went to Wal-Mart this past Sunday and there was two boxes on Remington bulk boxes of .223 on the shelf. What 80 rounds? No pistol rounds one box of 30-30.


posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 07:43 AM
Any monitoring that is being done has BEEN done for a long time the same way. This OP is reactionary to say the least. You can easily see in any Sunday newspaper coupon section a sporting goods store with ads for cases of .223 on sale! I saw one for "Dick's" just last week, plus they had a decent price on cases of .45ACP. I know that certain stores will ask for ID for a bulk purchase like this, I don't know if internet or mail order sales are affected? If you are a legitimate personal gun owner, then it's already known on a database somewhere what you've got at home, essentially. I know that is sad, but true.

posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 08:27 AM
I take 500 rounds with me when i go to the range and shoot for run. Im never there for more then an hour. 1000 rounds is nothing. The guy in this article must be flagged for several things and the ammo was just the topper.

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