Man Investigated By Police For Buying Ammunition
Monday, September 10, 2012
A commercial fisherman was investigated by police for purchasing a few boxes of ammunition at his local gun store, a shocking example of how Americans are being intimidated out of exercising their second amendment rights even as the federal government buys up bullets in vast quantities.
In a You Tube clip:
Brian Loftus reveals how on the 28th of August he purchased a few boxes of ammunition from his local gun shop only to receive a phone call later that same evening at 9:30pm from the State Police.
The cops said they needed to talk to Loftus because he had “purchased a large amount of ammunition.”
Loftus said the police told him someone who was in the gun store while he made the purchase who works for the Chief of Police reported Loftus to make sure he “wasn’t going to do something crazy.”
Loftus told the police he had no criminal record, a fact they immediately confirmed having admitted that they had already checked his record. Loftus told the police they shouldn’t even be pulling the record unless he was a suspect in a crime, which he was not.
“As things are progressing in the country, this is becoming more prevalent and as someone who swore an oath to defend the Constitution like I have and these officers have, they have to wonder how many people are they gonna call? Are they gonna call their brother in law next time he goes to buy some ammunition or their brother or sister or son – where does it end?” asked Loftus.
“I shoot that amount of ammunition on a good weekend at the range so why are they calling me to ‘make sure’ that I’m not going to do something crazy….I’m just a hard working, tax paying American who loves his country and loves the constitution,” he added.
The fact that Loftus was investigated for buying a few boxes of bullets is ironic given that the federal government is making huge ammo purchases as the establishment media labels those who express concern about the fact as paranoid conspiracy theorists.
As we highlighted last week, the Associated Press attempted to whitewash the Social Security Administration’s recent purchase of 174,000 bullets while completely ignoring a far larger purchase by the DHS which totaled over 1.4 billion bullets.
Back in March, Homeland Security put out a solicitation for 450 million rounds of .40-caliber hollow point bullets that are designed to expand upon entry and cause maximum organ damage, prompting questions as to why the DHS needed such a large amount of powerful bullets merely for training purposes.
This was followed by another DHS solicitation asking for a further 750 million rounds of assorted bullets, including 357 mag rounds that are able to penetrate walls.
“It doesn’t matter what side of the aisle you are on, if you love freedom and you love America you have to wonder where does this go….where does it stop?” asked Loftus.
The reason Loftus was harassed by police was almost certainly related to his membership of the Oath Keepers organization, a group that simply advocates people who swear an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution should not violate it.
The Oath Keepers organization is not a “militia,” as some claim, it is merely a loose network of current and former military and law enforcement professionals who have sworn not to obey unconstitutional orders such as gun confiscation, warrantless searches and mass internment of Americans. The group is committed to non-violence.
Members of Oath Keepers who have previously been targeted by authorities include the parents of a newborn babywho was snatched from them by the New Hampshire Division of Family Child Services accompanied by police after authorities cited the parents’ association with the Oath Keepers organization as one of the primary reasons for the seizure of the child.
During a public meeting last year, Quartzite Chief of Police Jeff Gilbert referred to the Oath Keepers as “terrorists”after ten police Quartzsite police officers and Oath Keepers blew the whistle on Gilbert for repeated false arrest and harassment of political opponents.
Gun show ammo is overpriced.
It’s easy enough to use a mail service under a company name (e.g. “ACME, Inc.”) and have whatever you want delivered in nice, anonymous brown boxes.
Wow, that is nuts! Another reason to buy in bulk ONLINE!
Dom you think that’s private? Not a chance.
I like cash at gun shows. I’ve yet to show ID to buy ammo, and nobody turns a hair if you buy one or two thousand rounds at a time.
I walked out once with a thousand each of 5.56 and 7.62…just about bust a hernia!
My favorite part of gunshows is taking the city bus to/from the parking lot near the convention center…with an EBR (Evil Black Rifle) slung over your shoulder. Just totally, completely, effing freaks out the clovers.
Once here in Houston there was an arts and crafts show in half the arena, while the other half was the high-caliber gun show. You should have seen the arts-and-crafts Clovers, mixed with the 2nd amendment crowd. Priceless.
I bet they monitor that, too.
I agree with Brent: Cash, at gun shows.