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MagnumWill
May 21, 2009, 01:16 PM
I picked up the"marketplace" section of the WSJ today, and in the back they have a huge section of BATFE confiscated weapons, ammo and stuff. Does anybody have any clue what you can do with this stuff, and is it for sale for anybody out of those particular states?

buzz_knox
May 21, 2009, 01:26 PM
I believe it is published simply to provide notice so that anyone with a preexisting interest in or claim on the property can contact ATF. I don't believe ATF ever sells or auctions off firearms or ammo. It is either used within the government or destroyed.

Wiskey_33
May 21, 2009, 01:32 PM
I think that all BATFE confiscations are sent directly to Mexico, or at least that's what the liberals think.:rolleyes:

Ronbo1
May 21, 2009, 02:18 PM
I think that the Mesiah would want the seized firearms to be made into flower vases with gumdrops around the base. That would be nice.

BobbyT
May 21, 2009, 03:48 PM
Yeah right. He just wants them out of the hands of people who work for a living, and into the hands of his "Civilian National Security Force", aka Obama Youth thugs.

jmorris
May 21, 2009, 11:42 PM
What a waist of time looking here....you guys should stick to the where are primers threads.

MagnumWill
May 22, 2009, 12:19 AM
I believe it is published simply to provide notice so that anyone with a preexisting interest in or claim on the property can contact ATF. I don't believe ATF ever sells or auctions off firearms or ammo. It is either used within the government or destroyed.

Thanks, buzz. I figured I'd ask in the NFA forum, since a lot of that stuff was NFA. Not quite sure how this turned into a flame thread :confused:

KChen986
May 22, 2009, 12:52 AM
I'd hazard a guess that confiscated items are 'found' and thus finders do not have title to the good until nominal notice is given (hence the publications in WSJ).

As a result, maybe the ATF has to give constructive notice and then they can destroy/bury/use the arms they seized?

Just a shot in the dark here :).

Bartholomew Roberts
May 22, 2009, 08:57 AM
What KChen986 said, it looks to me like ATF is just laying the legal framework to show that they made a reasonable attempt to locate the legitimate property owner before destroying/taking firearms acquired in investigations.

hknut
May 23, 2009, 12:54 AM
In a paper that most of the common people don't even touch.

lilguy
May 24, 2009, 09:44 AM
Anyone willing to call and offer to buy? Let me know when they come knocking.;)