Never happens to me….

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  1. theotherwaldo

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    Over the years I have purchased a number of auction and storage lots.
    Some of them included items or materials that were illegal to possess.
    I learned to inspect these lots as I took possession and to dispose of these items and materials immediately.
    More than once these items went into the dumpster behind the auction house.
    Thus, my record is clean... .
     
  2. Hartkopf

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    I need a new conspiracy theory. All the old ones keep coming true!:D
     
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    I am sure they will be exonerated, but the rifles may have been part of a scheme in which someone who knew would be bidding on the lot. FBI time may be better spent with other bidders on that lot.
     
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    Big Country covered the story!

     
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    I bet this Story will disappear in 1-2 days!

    Cases of M16 floating around?!?!?! OK, stay away from large gatherings during Thanksgiving and Christmas …. CHECK!!!
     
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  7. Hartkopf

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    That's a good point. Illegal guns have been bought and sold forever but it makes you wonder who these guns will be used against now. Also stay away if you see pallets of bricks behind buildings with no construction in sight. It's all probably nothing but there's lots of fishy stuff going on around the world these days.
     
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    Ooooh yeah, Seattle here, 2021, seen good people turn into mobs of mindless idiots, it’s human nature, we are flawed.

    those military guns had a destination and purpose.
     
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    Read some of the article. Couldn't read it all, too much eye rolling. OH THE HORROR! Military grade weapons being shipped across state lines!!:eek:
     
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    Not military grade but actual Military Rifle! and who cares about states lines at that point
     
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    yeah. Just what they said in the article. This was the point where I could no longer handle reading the article.
     
  12. Mark_Mark
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    I would puke! if I had to read that
     
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    As a young Company XO I recall a BDE FRAGO tasking us to turn in excess A2s. They were taken to the depot at whatever BLDG number it was and turned over, PBO had removed them from our property books prior to transit. When we arrived we unloaded the LMTVs and stacked them haphazardly on the pallets upon pallets of M16s at the direction of the civilians working within this depot. No one signed for anything or even did a cursory count of the number of pieces of property turned in.

    Every bay door was open and very few people were around, presumably every company that had turned their property in also had it purged by the BDE PBO the way mine had been. An unscrupulous person could have easily walked way with some.

    I would imagine this was a similar situation and some unit that still had these rifles on their property book, for some reason, turned them in. Someone put them into these cases and lost track of them. Based on the situation that I remember, I could easily see this happening. Maybe things have tightened up?

    Sometimes the simplest answer is pure government ineptitude and bungling?
     
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    Those M16 looked unissued. I’m still going with a conspiracy job
     
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    I note they are 20 inch M16's. They were probably written off the books as going to the Afghani military.
     
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    Any number of explanations are possible, but should not be that difficult to figure out- especially since it was multiple weapons. Definitely worth investigating, IMO.
     
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    When I was working at the Anniston, Alabama Post Office back in the mid 1980s we'd often get shipments of weapons and components intended for decommissioning at the Anniston Army Depot.
    These shipments were usually poorly packed, often leaking parts and sometimes empty... .
     
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    That is very possible, but totally irrelevant, since they never left CONUS. They should have been under positive control by someone in the USG until they had been physically transferred to the intended recipient, and definitely as long as they were in the US. If the final destination was an allied country under a dept. of state approved transaction for military aid, they clearly didn't make it there, and thus should have been under positive inventory control by some responsible US agency. Once they have been transferred to the afg military, or the mexican police, or whatever non-US entity, then its anyone's guess where they may end up. Which is a completely different and interesting conversation too.
     
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    and they want us disarmed when they can’t even ship M16’s to Cartel without screwing it up!

    Government Taxes at it’s best

    btw… not a single word about this story in the “media”
     
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    The only way the media would report on it, is if someone shot up a school or church with them.

    That or if they got caught selling them in a back alley. Can't get ratings when there's no drama involved.
     
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    or manufactured Drama!
     
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    For those not familiar, Dan Bongino is a conservative radio show host that has basically taken over for Rush. On his show he had a whistle blower FBI agent. The guy outlined how FBI agents are actively manufacturing anti MAGA/conservative cases. The things he talked about would have been considered wacko conspiracy theories a few years ago. Now they’re happening. And the govt is very aggressively prosecuting them

    Twice I’ve had the opportunity to purchase unregistered fully automatic weapons. No thanks. I value my freedom
     
  23. Mark_Mark
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    AJ has been talking about this for 10 years now!

    I bet $599 that those guns we ment to setup someone, thing, group, and usher in Martial Law! very convenient to the mid-terms.

    We small fries, and if they ride you enough, they will find something… or a process crime
     
  24. JTHunter

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    If those cases were air and water tight, I would have found some remote property somewhere and buried the cases. Those rifles may be needed in the near future.
     
  25. Mark_Mark
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    I would never do anything like that! Way Against the Law. Rule of Law still exist in America.
     
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