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strange PM, could this be the ATF?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by yongxingfreesty, Dec 9, 2008.

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  1. yongxingfreesty

    yongxingfreesty Member

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    LOL at this PM, got it from rimfirecentral mailbox. i would scam him just for fun, but dont want to commit any fraud. man oh man, dont know how to play around with him.

     
  2. General Geoff

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    Doesn't seem likely, the ATF has no jurisdiction over enforcing a state law. Might be a california law enforcement agent though.
     
  3. BlacklabelOP

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    Funny, And so sad at the same time..
     
  4. yongxingfreesty

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    ahhh I see. let's see if he wants them at $1,000,000 a mag. HAHAH
     
  5. Treo

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    You don't want to find out the hard way it isthe ATF do you ? I wouldn't play W/it
     
  6. DeathByCactus

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    Ridiculous, I would pay it no mind. Reads out as sketch.
     
  7. stv

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    Skip it. Entertaining, though.
     
  8. steverjo

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    Whenever I have a yard sale, a L.A. County plainclothes sheriff detective comes around and asks if i have any knives, ammo, or guns for sale. I always say no, because i never do have any for sale. Just be careful when responding to messages like this.
     
  9. Oro

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    Don't just skip it. Report it to the forum that you received it through so they can protect themselves against people trying to break the law, or induce others to do so. Forums work well so long as users self-police, and keep them from getting co-opted by irresponsible elements, or open themselves to criticism of illegality or improper use.

    Be sure to report it. This person, if they aren't LE trolling, knows clearly it's illegal and is trying to bribe you to break the law. That's just wrong.
     
  10. foghornl

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    3 word reply:

    Bite my @@@
     
  11. DirtyDUSN

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    Maybe he's KGB, hence the name, and is out in Cali lookin to overrun some goons and tryin to get them without LE knowing. joke.
     
  12. leadcounsel

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    Looks very suspicous to me. All the markings of a set up. The small "harmless" caliber, the bride, etc.

    I agree, don't play with it. Report it to the forum.
     
  13. mbt2001

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    I was thinking it was the Brady Bunch... I am sure that have an "undercover agent" to show "how easy it is" to buy "high capacity killing devices".
     
  14. harmonic

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    Well, since when did the 10/22 come under kal's AWB? I lived there till about 3 years ago and you could do anything to 22s that you wanted.
     
  15. bdickens

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    How about a reply:

    1) I won't sell to someone who is admitting to wanting to break the law.

    2) I'm reporting this to the moderators.

    3) I only sell to people who can demonstrate the proper use of English.
     
  16. damien

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    If they guy cares so much about getting a couple of highcap magazines even at the risk of breaking the law, he would simply get them in Nevada, Utah, or Arizona. I think this guy is a state police officer or possibly a reporter or just an antigun activist looking for a story,
     
  17. damien

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    What kind of knives would worry those folks? Aren't knives legal in LA, and without any type of license? One would think you would not be violating any kind of law selling ordinary knives.
     
  18. Ron-Bon

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    LOL. They must think that we are really stupid. I'm glad to see that no one is ignorant to their devices
     
  19. Eightball

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    Sounds like a plan to me :p
     
  20. JImbothefiveth

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    It could very well be someone trying to get you to sell to him illegally. Don't do it.
     
  21. mbt2001

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    Isn't their a law that makes it illegal for someone to try to induce another to break the law?

    Just saying...
     
  22. JImbothefiveth

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    I'd wager it would fall under "conspiracy", but since undercover agents try to stop crimes, it wouldn't apply to them.
     
  23. WardenWolf

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    That would be considered "entrapment". Any law enforcement or government official cannot outright ASK you to break the law. They can say stuff and let you fill in the blanks, but if they're ASKING you to break the law, it's entrapment and illegal.

    However, I would still tell this guy to go to hell. Don't play with him, just tell him outright that you're NOT going to break the law for him.
     
  24. kingpin008

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    +1. I've gotten a few of these on various forums I'm a member of, and I always let them know that not only won't I play ball, but I'll also be notifying the Mods. Nine out of ten times, the person is running some sort of scam/trying to get people to break the law and are subsequently banned.
     
  25. Kurt S.

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    Hey, yongxingfreesty. See if they have a members list on that forum and check out his previous posts.

    And Google the name kgb_m3- might pick up a kind of cyber-profile there.
     
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