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They had to have done something

That’s a quote from a guy in the video about the ATF raid on Cavalry Arms. The guy owns a business nearby. Is it bad that my first thought is that the something probably consists of not crossing Ts or dotting an I or writing N instead of No on a form?

ColtCCO:

As with Redís, they can come by any time, and check whatever they want – time will tell if thereís any merit to the raid on Cavalry Arms. This one may be related to a past investor(no longer associated) in the company that was nabbed for fraud, Warren Mee of Ameetec, who didnít have the best rep to begin with. Again, may be unrelated, as the news people canít seem to figure out if the warrant is for paperwork violations(Fox), or for fraud and money laundering(ABC). May be a fishing expedition or budget justification. Maybe if they fuck up enough small manufacturers and businesses, in the name of the public safety, people will get discouraged about going into the firearm business.

Ryan: When did the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives begin to start regulating fraud and money laundering?

Nicki: From what I’m reading on the Interwebz, it may have been the handiwork of a disgruntled former employee

4 Responses to “They had to have done something”

  1. DirtCrashr Says:

    Bass-boat, funny hats with lures, cooler of beer – that’s a fishing expedition.

  2. Jim W Says:

    I’ve dealt with cav arms before and they seemed nothing other than a legitimate and well run business. I own one of their lowers and was considering buying more once I am out of school and working again.

  3. Dustin Says:

    In general, I think it is a bad idea for a government agency to come in & confiscate the entire inventory of a business just because it has allegations that the ATF wishes to investigate. Instead, why could they not simply take an inventory of the inventory, take photo’s, whatever, and then leave to go see if they can make a case? If & only IF the ATF then manages to prosecute some charge against the business a Judge can issue an order for the next steps such as taking away the FFL &/or the inventory.

    The course of action taken here seems a bit backwards – confiscate the entire inventory first & then go see if there is anything the ATF can build a case on. What happened to innocent until proven guilty?

  4. Turk Turon Says:

    A gov’t agency which insists that every “i” be dotted and every “t” crossed on its own forms, should itself be held to that standard when asking for a search warrant. This SW looks like a fishing expedition.