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Old September 20, 2013, 12:22 PM   #26
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" How would they know how many he had?"

my question exactly. And he never did find out. Someone reported it...I personally believe that it must have been the supplier of the receivers. Or his FFL
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Old September 20, 2013, 01:33 PM   #27
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They could have been doing an audit and seen it in the log book.
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Old October 5, 2013, 07:30 PM   #28
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I've owned machine guns since before the 68 amnesty, and I've only had ATF folks come to my home twice. Both times were back in the early 70's and they wanted me to explain some of the finer points about machine guns because they knew I owned quite a few at that time. They never asked to see any of my own guns. I never knew anyone who had a visit from ATF about their registered guns either.
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Old October 6, 2013, 10:21 AM   #29
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I once listened to a man describe in great detail how ATF and the FBI repeatedly visited his home to inspect his guns and check on storage, etc. He claimed they did this every couple of weeks for everyone who owned a gun. (At that point, I began to get just a bit suspicious.)

Then, he told me, in strict confidence, that in checking on him, ATF and the FBI were obeying the orders of "the Master" who was watching him from an alien space ship because he knew the secret plans of a Universal Conspiracy To Take Over The World.


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Old October 7, 2013, 07:59 AM   #30
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It seems to me that the last place an ATF agent would want to investigate anything would be at the residence of someone who has registered weapons, silencers, etc. Just how would that go?

BATFE: Knock, knock.... "Hello, we're here to look at your registered silencer"
John Silencer "OK, here it is my form 4 too"
BATFE: " Thank you. Have a good day".

Now, that takes time to randomly pick some NFA owner out of a magical hat; figure out where he lives; arrange for two field agents to drive out - look at a registered can, and drive back. Type up a report. And, for what? There can't possibly be any crime that was committed with a registered can, which would involve only BATFE. If there were any reason to believe it was used in the commission of a crime, it wouldn't be two ATF field agents showing up to simply check on your can. I would think that would involve other law enforcement with warrants etc.
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Old October 7, 2013, 08:30 AM   #31
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Yes, but it was pretty much at my invite.
I had information I thought might be helpful in a boming/murder investigation. Agent was polite and asked only appropriate questions.
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