Feds Surround Man’s Home – They Didn’t Have a Warrant!
(TheRedWire.com) – Recently, in Delaware, a man purchased two guns. Apparently, buying more than one gun flags a system at the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, and Tobacco (ATF). Soon after, two ATF agents and a state trooper showed up at the man’s door demanding to see the guns wearing tactical bulletproof vests and carrying firearms.
One federal officer stood guard in the yard, and the other and the Delaware officer stood on the man’s front porch. The officials said they had a responsibility to see the guns. The state trooper noted that there were numerous incidents of straw purchases. That’s when someone buys a firearm for someone else who may not be willing or able to purchase it for themselves.
— Frankie Stockes – Reporter (@stockes76) July 20, 2022
The law enforcement officials politely informed the man, who wished to remain unidentified, that they would immediately be on their way if they could verify he possessed the guns. They stressed the gun owner had done nothing wrong. Yet, the officers didn’t have a warrant and didn’t accuse the man of breaking any laws.
Ultimately the man relented and showed the officials the firearms but later expressed he felt the government violated his privacy. He insinuated the government made him feel he had done something wrong. Still, the gun owner gave in to the officer’s demands out of concern the government would put him on a watch list. He added the inspection embarrassed him as his neighbors watched from a distance.
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