Confiscation for Cash

Monday, March 15, 2010
Posted in category guns, police state

You know the police everywhere are working to get guns off the street to “keep us all safe,” right? We don’t dare say that they steal property to turn around and sell it for cash that underwrites the growth of their police power. In November of 2009, the Detroit News worked up a pretty good story on how the local police departments use property seizures to fund their existence. This is from a story that appeared on AP yesterday:

Two guns used in high-profile shootings this year at the Pentagon and a Las Vegas courthouse both came from the same unlikely place: the police and court system of Memphis. Law enforcement officials told the Associated Press that both guns were once seized in criminal cases in Memphis.

The guns were seized and sold to bring in cash. Meanwhile, the ATF has been busy getting toy guns – Airsoft guns – off the street. The ATF seized a shipment of these toys because it made the claim that they could be retrofitted into firearms, which is laughable and absurd. As one fella in this follow-up article states (a merchandise┬áreceiver at Andy & Bax Surplus, a Portland Airsoft dealer), “It would be as easy to transform an Airsoft as it would be to transform your Cuisinart or any other electrical appliance into a real gun.” Watch out if you have a Cuisinart! Especially if it doesn’t have an orange tip on the blade. Thanks to Mark Fee for the FYI.

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4 Responses to Confiscation for Cash

  1. Michael says:

    March 15th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    That’s how the entire apparatus works. Confiscation via direct tax and inflation tax.

    It’s not just the local and county police departments across America. It’s the entire system.

  2. INOV8TN says:

    March 15th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Michael, that says it for me. Just scale up the ‘Sheriff of Nottingham’ and you have the IRS and every taxing entity in between.

  3. INOV8TN says:

    March 15th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Of course the ATF is just working their hardest to live up to their reputation as ‘jack-booted thugs’. The proposition that pot metal Airsoft guns can be turned into firearms is preposterous and demands proof. This is just another initiative to help turn the nanny state into a feudal state – to make us subjects instead of citizens.

  4. Shannon says:

    March 16th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    I think Karen had posted a couple years ago about the city issuing vouchers for gym shoes, in exchange for citizens turning in their guns. It makes sense though, because you’ll have to run like mad from the crazies that won’t turn theirs in. Of course, the experts know that automobiles cause far more injuries and fatalities than guns do. Perhaps cars should be seized. It wouldn’t be hard to do, since they’re already registered.

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