posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 10:59 AM
Neighbors said Adams was a gun collector, and some heard he was a licensed gun seller, too.
Federal investigators confirm that.
If indeed the individual was a licensed gun seller, he gave up his Fourth Amendment rights when he applied for the FFL - same goes for registering an
NFA firearm, device or "AOW (any other weapon)". It is a condition of obtaining any kind of firearms license that your records and arms are
available for inspection at any time.
Having 1500 guns is quite a bit excessive for a mere collector that's not in the firearms business - even so, if any of his guns required
registration, he'd agreed to onsite inspection at the whim of the fedgov already. In the context of this story, it would be reasonable to assume
that "tax evasion" pertained to neglecting to procure the appropriate NFA registrations at $200 per each.
Let's not promote more fear and loathing - except for the media which is sensationalizing any and all stories related to firearms these days. I'm
not saying this can't happen to any of us, just that maybe in this case there may have been a bit more justification than some random citizen with an
extensive gun collection.