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Old January 8, 2014, 04:07 AM   #1
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Purchasing a gun in the United States : I was followed by the FBI

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Since the Virginia Tech shootings earlier, the U.S. gun control issue once again become a hot topic. Since firearms can be legally sold in the U.S, I wanted to find out how to buy a gun.

A "successful" experience of buying guns . . . .
Summary: This is an article by a foreign student in which he details his contact with US law enforcement officers following an attempt to buy a firearm.

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Old January 8, 2014, 04:14 AM   #2
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While I am not a mod, I couldn't help but notice that your post is in clear violation of the TFL Copyright policy:

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Old January 8, 2014, 07:10 AM   #3
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It would seem the author has a bit of a problem with the English language.

Probably a non-Asian-American man showing great interest in firearms, drew suspicion from the hunting supplies clerk...
Followed by:

I am here as a visiting scholar and a Chinese reporter. After the Virginia Tech shootings, the U.S. gun control issue became a hot debate in China, so the newspaper asked me experience how to buy a in order to understand the true course of American firearms trade ... Chen Qiang
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Old January 8, 2014, 08:48 AM   #4
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Why did he leave us hanging off the cliff??? Did he get the gun or not; and if so, what did he do with it?
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Old January 8, 2014, 12:43 PM   #5
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Linky is in Chinese now.
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Old January 8, 2014, 01:04 PM   #6
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From what I can gather using the "translate with Bing" feature a Chinese journalism student going to school in the USA wanted to see how easy it was to buy a gun after the Virginia Tech shooting. Goes to several gun stores (including Walmart) and is informed as a non-resident foreigner he cannot buy a handgun but can buy a rifle. One of the clerks got suspicious of him and called the FBI, who contacted him at school and interviewed him for a few minutes. He told them he was a journalism student writing a story on buying guns in the USA and didn't actually want to buy a gun, but was just trying to understand the process. The FBI is satisfied with this explanation and they shake hands and leave after offering to help understand US gun laws.
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Old January 8, 2014, 01:15 PM   #7
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We really don't have enough of a description from the OP as to the actual content of the article. Furthermore, it shouldn't be necessary for members to track down a possibly faulty translation.

If you find a copy of the article in English, we can reopen this.
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