The Chertoff Connection: Las Vegas | Jack Mullen

Americans are being manipulated into a newly constructed prison nation — these shootings are not organic and will continue.

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I saw a post on Facebook containing the comments of a forum shown below. This comment was of interest because Stephanie Sledge had been connecting the shooting dots in Las Vegas to expanding State agendas to further impede and restrict activities and rights of American at public places. She plans to release an article on subject soon.[UPDATE] Stephanie’s article is here.

I am not saying the information in this anonymous post is the truth, but it does make sense and is consistent with the story, let’s explore this idea.

At the time of the shooting in Las Vegas, the United States Congress was considering a bill making gun ownership easier and consistent with the US Constitution. The bill, called “The Sportsman’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act” was expected to pass congress and be made ready for President Trump to sign soon.

The bill would allow gun owners to, again, transport registered firearms across state lines, carry guns in national parks and eliminate the $200 transfer tax on silencers. At the same time another bill introduced by the NRA would make sane and consistent State concealed carry laws, by allowing concealed carry permitted gun owners to carry in all States, regardless of the State laws, which violate the US Constitution (which is incorporate to all States Constitutions.)

These laws are big steps toward unraveling all of the unconstitutional law created by the individual states in support of the agenda to disarm Americans.

According to Stephanie Sledge, the Las Vegas shooting will be used to call for new and extreme security measures in all public places where people gather, like casinos, department stores, schools etc., in addition to a demand for more gun legislation.

Here is the interesting comment found on a forum dated 9-11-17 – way before the events of October 1, 2017.

if their plan is successful state of nevada will pass a law in the future making all casinos have mandatory metal detectors and backscatter machines. soon after a federal law will be passed to put these machines in universities, high schools, federal buildings, you name it. osi systems and chertoff are the main producers of these machines. sometime around 2020 chertoff and osi will merge into a single company. after they merge the owners will sell off all their stock and make billions in profit. mr chertoff has been in contact with sheldon adelson. mr adelson will become a huge sponsor of these machines and he will be the first to put them in his casinos when the law passes. this is my last message for now. don’t expect me to return anytime soon -john

Notice the mention of Michael Chertoff in this post. It was after 9-11 dual citizen (Israeli, and US), Michael Chertoff became the chief  ‘information container’ of all 911 disclosures because he was appointed to the position of Head of DHS.

After 9/11 Chertoff became the most powerful man in America as the head of the Department of Homeland Security 
After his appointment to the head of DHS, Chertoff quickly asserted himself with the message “Its Okay to Torture Prisoners” in 2005.

It is no surprise Chertoff has a long history of association with Anti-American events and legislation starting even before 9-11.  It was in 1995 when Chertoff, an appointee of Bill Clinton (no conflict of interest here,)  was appointed ‘special’ counsel for the Clinton White Water scandal.

 

Before that in 1993, Chertoff was the lead prosecutor and with Judge Michael Mukasey presided over the the trial of the “Blind Sheikh”, Omar Abdel Rahman in the aftermath of the false flag bombing at WTC in 1993. The FBI was later found to have created this terrorist event.

After 911, Chertoff was one of the authors of the Patriot Act, which had already been written and was waiting for the just such an event as 911.

Then came the “Underwear Bomber” false flag, and it was Chertoff who recommended new body scanners for airports, while at the same time His lobbying firm, Chertoff Group (founded 2009), represented manufacturers of the scanners, in particular Rapiscan, one of the two companies that were contracted by TSA to take a nude picture of you at the airport.

Chertoff made millions from scanning our bodies with harmful radiation in search of a ‘terrorist’ never found.

BTW, has anyone ever gone to a country like Iceland or New Zealand where they can just walk off the plane — and go on their merry way? That is quite the experience.

Conveniently, Chertoff was Assistant Attorney General in charge of criminal investigations on 911 and was responsible for releasing the ‘five dancing Israelis’ caught filming and cheering when the WTCs fell to the ground. Chertoff authorized their return, before police could even question, to Israel.

 

Chertoff’s story is long, dark and sordid and his connections to all events which involve disarming Americans is easily taken for granted.

It is not hard to see the possible connections between the Las Vegas shooting and Michael Chertoff & company.  Following the advice of fellow dual citizen Rahm Emanuel, “Never let a good crisis go to waste“, and, in this case, the crisis is likely an event with many agendas, why shouldn’t one of these agendas enrich Michael Chertoff again while supporting the Israeli agenda and costing Americans both money and liberties.

The other individual mentioned in the comment above is Sheldon Adelson a billionaire dual citizen Jewish business man who owns the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas and other Las Vegas properties and he also lives in Las Vegas.  Adelson is apparently happy to put the Chertoff radiation machines in his hotels.  I suppose the happy gamblers and show goers will not mind a few doses of radiation every day.

Wake Up America

Americans are being manipulated into a newly constructed prison nation — these shootings are not organic and will continue.

Remember it was the Obama administration who made the absurd and irrational statement ‘“common sense” gun laws will deter jihadists [terrorists] who are planning attacks.’ Decoded that means give up your guns and the shootings will miraculously end.

Giving up your guns is the PRIMARY goal of these shootings, but the secondary goals are equally important. Creating a surveillance state which restricts individual fluidity within their country while tracking and cataloging and archiving your interests, movements, choices and routines which will eventually lead to a complete prediction algorithm attached to your person for use in war-game planning.

There is no coincidence this shooting happened when two NRA bills were in the pipeline to reduce gun restrictions in America. It is also NO COINCIDENCE that moves to disarm people have historically preceded mass genocide, misery and population reduction.

The USA is about to experience a significant financial collapse.  It would not be good for those who caused the collapse and then looted American wealth to stand before an armed population.

For a better understanding of how being disarmed results in potential genocide, investigate the plight of the Afrikaners (Boer) of South Africa and how the white and Christian populations were decimated after the Bolshevik “revolution” of 1917 in Russia.

It is irrational and a contradiction to believe taking guns from the people will make them safer. Please see my detailed explanation in this article I wrote “There is No Such Thing as Gun Free Zone.”

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UPDATE ON JAMES WESLEY HOWELL


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***update*** Howell’s court date on December 28th was again reset for Feb 1st, 2017 at 8:30am.

“In California, after a prosecutor files a felony complaint with the court, California criminal law requires the judge to hold a preliminary hearing (oftentimes referred to as a “prelim” or probable cause hearing). The purpose of the preliminary hearing is to determine if there is enough evidence to justify holding the defendant to answer for the alleged charge(s), which includes any misdemeanors that are charged along with the felonies.” So basically, he just continues to sit in jail and await trial. 

By Stephanie Sledge

Howell is still being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility awaiting his next court appearance on December 28, 2016 at 8:30am, Airport CourthouseW31, for another “PRELIM SETTING/RESETTING” hearing. His original violation date was June 12th, 2016. Howell pled “not guilty” to all counts. It appears three days after his arrest in California, a “Warrant or Writ of Attachment for the Body of a Person Issued” was filed in Indiana which is a warrant to return a person to appear before a court. This means after Howell answers to his current charges in California, he will be returned to Indiana to be delivered before the court.

The Fake News Networks, including the ‘fake-news’ newspapers and reporters have taken the story of James Wesley Howell to a whole new level. When the fake news media outlets want to blow up a story and inflict fear, they use individuals like James Wesley Howell to do it. He was a perfect match to indoctrinate the nation a person is no longer innocent until proven guilty. Mixed with the social media platforms, it is obvious now how a story can grow into a giant fear inflicting story which always includes a weapon, a so-called dangerous individual, and in this case, a man heading to the gay pride parade following an alleged mass shooting.

As you can see in the following video, the INDYSTAR went out of their way to make a video on JWH for the purpose of ‘fear mongering’ considering his arrest was immediately following the Orlando shooting. While most of the nation was dumbed-down, glued to the mainstream media, and still in shock over an alleged shooting – it worked well to exploit Howell’s arrest prior to the election. Notice the pictures of the contents in his vehicle they show. Does it look like an arsenal of bomb making materials and weapons to you? Also notice how they include his prior record of weapons charges and include his alleged ‘child molestation’ charges.  http://indy.st/28D6ckV

Who is James Wesley Howell then?  He could possibly be a media patsy… He was used by the mainstream/AP media to further the terror agenda of gun-confiscation, and see how far some ‘planted’ non-facts would go. Howell had a prior record which included a weapon charge. He was on probation for this incident in Indiana. His current charges in California are:

Charge: 30600(a)

(a) Any person who, within this state, manufactures or causes to be manufactured, distributes, transports, or imports into the state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives or lends any assault weapon or any .50 BMG rifle, except as provided by this chapter, is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for four, six, or eight years.

18715(A)(1)

(a) Every person who recklessly or maliciously has in possession any destructive device or any explosive in any of the following places is guilty of a felony:

(1) On a public street or highway.

32310(A)

(a) Except as provided in Article 2 (commencing with Section 32400) of this chapter and in Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 17700) of Division 2 of Title 2, any person in this state who manufactures or causes to be manufactured, imports into the state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives, lends, buys, or receives any large-capacity magazine is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170.

25850(A)

(a) A person is guilty of carrying a loaded firearm when the person carries a loaded firearm on the person or in a vehicle while in any public place or on any public street in an incorporated city or in any public place or on any public street in a prohibited area of unincorporated territory.

Several media platforms claimed following the arrest of Howell, he was on his way to the Gay Pride Parade to cause harm. News articles began to surface claiming Howell was part of a ClA training team who had associations with Omar Mateen and several other alleged terrorists. Are these true facts? Where did these accusations come from?

Following the arrest of James Wesley Howell, stories across the internet began to surface about Howell. One story, which I believe was by fake news infiltrators to purposely study which pathways and avenues of news sites can be infiltrated. I was a target of such a plot. It was when the story of the almost deadly beating by Brenda Corpian came on the radar. It was a story which started out here… watch my video explaining the BS story of Brenda Corpian and how the story of her beating after talking to Howell quickly fell apart fast. Following the publication of the following video, it appears I was correct. ‘Brian’ who claims to be ‘Brenda ‘ husband disconnected his phone number and is now–no where to be found…

brendacorpianWhy was Brenda Corpian’s alleged beating brought into this story? I would assume it was because it was a  ‘drifter’ who probably gets paid to infiltrate stories and see how far fake-news will go. During the time of this story appearing on getoffthebs.com, it was before the elections and fake news stories were coming out of the woodwork. The story of Brenda Corpian fell apart when her alleged husband (Brian) claimed on the phone with me that they would not give their real identities. He claimed Brenda’s mouth was wired shut due to the beating and could not talk to me directly.

Further research revealed their getoffthebs.com site is ran by a man named ‘Lucas’ and the website itself appeared out of nowhere, began filling up with stories – including the so-called trashcan beating of Brenda Corpian. One of the stories showed a picture of Brenda. After comparing her picture to google’s facial recognition software, it appears she was just a model.

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What really got the story blown into disarray was when Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks initially said on Twitter that the 20-year-old Indian man (James Howell) told one of her officers after he was arrested that he wanted “to harm the Gay Pride event.”

Following that tweet, the FBl took over the case and Santa Monica spokesman Saul Rodriguez said Seabrooks was mistaken and the detectives at that time were not aware of any intentions of Howell wanting to ‘harm’ the gay pride event. He allegedly arrived at his destination in California and was trying to get a hold of a friend when neighbors called the police thinking there was a prowler in the neighborhood.  When the police arrived, they found Howell, searched his car, and he was arrested.

We will continue to give updates as to what is happening with James W. Howell while investigating who he is. We will also remain vigilant about sifting through what are facts and what are planted fake-news stories on James Wesley Howell. After all, the fake-news wars have begun…

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Video of James Wesley Howell. http://indy.st/28D6ckV Indy Star

http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/charlestown-man-charged-with-threatening-neighbors-with-handgun/article_2409f840-7826-11e5-94aa-3b53b53d4600.html

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9-11 THE DAY THE LAWS OF PHYSICS AND NATURE WERE SUSPENDED | Jack Mullen


Editor’s thoughts… “A MUST READ AND SHARE! 15 Years have almost passed and most of America is still experiencing trauma based mind control from the biggest lie this nation has faced since the lies of WWI & WWII… This article Jack Mullen writes lays out “that strange day” in its entirety… watch the videos and share the wealth of knowledge.. It’s time to confront the LIES of 9/11…” – Stephanie Sledge

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By Jack Mullen | 09Mar2016

September eleventh, two thousand & one, was a very strange day. Of course we are told, enemies, hostile to Americans, people hating our Freedoms, attacked various locations near the heart and control centers of American power, New York City and Washington, DC.

We were told hijackers acting in synchronicity, boarded state of the art airliners in several cities, carrying passports and box cutters (like a “shank” used in prison), quickly overwhelmed the cockpits of the various airliners and soon were at the controls – piloting mankind’s most sophisticated flying machines toward a nefarious destiny. We later learn these pilots had trained to fly the world’s most sophisticated jet airliners by obtaining a few hours of training in single engine, high winged, Cessna airplanes.

At the same time, unfortunately, airspace drills were in progress around the East coast….

READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE HERE AND SHARE! TIME TO QUESTION 9/11 HARD…

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WOLFGANG HALBIG AND SANDY HOOK: TRICK OR TREASON? | JAMES FETZER


WOLFGANG HALBIG AND SANDY HOOK: TRICK OR TREASON? | JAMES FETZER

By Jim Fetzer with “Barry Soetoro, Esq”

Wolfgang Halbig, the former Florida State Trooper, former school principal and nationally recognized school safety expert, has made great strides in exposing the corrupt background of the Sandy Hook event, including that the school was in deplorable condition (inside and out), confirming my previous determination that it had been abandoned by 2008 and was used as a prop (or stage setting) for the FEMA drill rehearsal on 13 December 2012 and “going LIVE” on 14 December 2015, available on-line directly or from memoryholeblog.com.

Read the whole article here:

http://www.thegovernmentrag.com/wolfgang-halbig-and-sandy-hook-trick-or-treason.html#.VavS_vlVikr

 

 

LOST IN TRANSLATION – CHARLIE HEBDO


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Lost in Translation – Charlie Hebdo

Detective George Freund | 12January2015

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. Come inside. Come inside the latest mass hypnosis event is poised to commence. In an uncanny parallel it has quite the similarity to the 1975 movie classic Three Days of the Condor where assassins invade a CIA research facility and eliminate all the agents for specific knowledge they might have accessed. Unlike the drama, there was no Robert Redford to escape and challenge the hidden hand within the intelligence services orchestrating the events. Our new Condor event also proceeds over three days in some sort of irony. Read More..

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23JUL2014: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist


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( Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux) – The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept.

The “March 2013 Watchlisting Guidance,” a 166-page document issued last year by the National Counterterrorism Center, spells out the government’s secret rules for putting individuals on its main terrorist database, as well as the no fly list and the selectee list, which triggers enhanced screening at airports and border crossings. The new guidelines allow individuals to be designated as representatives of terror organizations without any evidence they are actually connected to such organizations, and it gives a single White House official the unilateral authority to place “entire categories” of people the government is tracking onto the no fly and selectee lists. It broadens the authority of government officials to “nominate” people to the watchlists based on what is vaguely described as “fragmentary information.” It also allows for dead people to be watchlisted.

Over the years, the Obama and Bush Administrations have fiercely resisted disclosing the criteria for placing names on the databases—though the guidelines are officially labeled as unclassified. In May, Attorney General Eric Holder even invoked the state secrets privilege to prevent watchlisting guidelines from being disclosed in litigation launched by an American who was on the no fly list. In an affidavit, Holder called them a “clear roadmap” to the government’s terrorist-tracking apparatus, adding: “The Watchlisting Guidance, although unclassified, contains national security information that, if disclosed … could cause significant harm to national security.”

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In 2012 Tim Healy, the former director of the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center, described to CBS News how watchlists are used by police officers. “So if you are speeding, you get pulled over, they’ll query that name,” he said. “And if they are encountering a known or suspected terrorist, it will pop up and say call the Terrorist Screening Center…. So now the officer on the street knows he may be dealing with a known or suspected terrorist.” Of course, the problem is that the “known or suspected terrorist” might just be an ordinary citizen who should not be treated as a menace to public safety.

Until 2001, the government did not prioritize building a watchlist system. On 9/11, the government’s list of people barred from flying included just 16 names. Today, the no fly list has swelled to tens of thousands of “known or suspected terrorists” (the guidelines refer to them as KSTs). The selectee list subjects people to extra scrutiny and questioning at airports and border crossings. The government has created several other databases, too. The largest is the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE), which gathers terrorism information from sensitive military and intelligence sources around the world. Because it contains classified information that cannot be widely distributed, there is yet another list, the Terrorist Screening Database, or TSDB, which has been stripped of TIDE’s classified data so that it can be shared. When government officials refer to “the watchlist,” they are typically referring to the TSDB. (TIDE is the responsibility of the National Counterterrorism Center; the TSDB is managed by the Terrorist Screening Center at the FBI.)

In a statement, a spokesman for the National Counterterrorism Center told The Intercept that “the watchlisting system is an important part of our layered defense to protect the United States against future terrorist attacks” and that “watchlisting continues to mature to meet an evolving, diffuse threat.” He added that U.S. citizens are afforded extra protections to guard against improper listing, and that no one can be placed on a list solely for activities protected by the First Amendment. A representative of the Terrorist Screening Center did not respond to a request for comment.

The system has been criticized for years. In 2004, Sen. Ted Kennedy complained that he was barred from boarding flights on five separate occasions because his name resembled the alias of a suspected terrorist. Two years later, CBS News obtained a copy of the no fly list and reported that it included Bolivian president Evo Morales and Lebanese parliament head Nabih Berri. One of the watchlists snared Mikey Hicks, a Cub Scout who got his first of many airport pat-downs at age two. In 2007, the Justice Department’s inspector general issued a scathing report identifying “significant weaknesses” in the system. And in 2009, after a Nigerian terrorist was able to board a passenger flight to Detroit and nearly detonated a bomb sewn into his underwear despite his name having been placed on the TIDE list, President Obama admitted that there had been a “systemic failure.”

Obama hoped that his response to the “underwear bomber” would be a turning point. In 2010, he gave increased powers and responsibilities to the agencies that nominate individuals to the lists, placing pressure on them to add names. His administration also issued a set of new guidelines for the watchlists. Problems persisted, however. In 2012, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report that bluntly noted there was no agency responsible for figuring out “whether watchlist-related screening or vetting is achieving intended results.” The guidelines were revised and expanded in 2013—and a source within the intelligence community subsequently provided a copy to The Intercept.

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“Concrete facts are not necessary”

The five chapters and 11 appendices of the “Watchlisting Guidance” are filled with acronyms, legal citations, and numbered paragraphs; it reads like an arcane textbook with a vocabulary all its own. Different types of data on suspected terrorists are referred to as “derogatory information,” “substantive derogatory information,” “extreme derogatory information” and “particularized derogatory information.” The names of suspected terrorists are passed along a bureaucratic ecosystem of “originators,” “nominators,” “aggregators,” “screeners,” and “encountering agencies.” And “upgrade,” usually a happy word for travellers, is repurposed to mean that an individual has been placed on a more restrictive list.

The heart of the document revolves around the rules for placing individuals on a watchlist. “All executive departments and agencies,” the document says, are responsible for collecting and sharing information on terrorist suspects with the National Counterterrorism Center. It sets a low standard—”reasonable suspicion“—for placing names on the watchlists, and offers a multitude of vague, confusing, or contradictory instructions for gauging it. In the chapter on “Minimum Substantive Derogatory Criteria”—even the title is hard to digest—the key sentence on reasonable suspicion offers little clarity:

“To meet the REASONABLE SUSPICION standard, the NOMINATOR, based on the totality of the circumstances, must rely upon articulable intelligence or information which, taken together with rational inferences from those facts, reasonably warrants a determination that an individual is known or suspected to be or has been knowingly engaged in conduct constituting, in preparation for, in aid of, or related to TERRORISM and/or TERRORIST ACTIVITIES.”

The rulebook makes no effort to define an essential phrase in the passage—”articulable intelligence or information.” After stressing that hunches are not reasonable suspicion and that “there must be an objective factual basis” for labeling someone a terrorist, it goes on to state that no actual facts are required:

“In determining whether a REASONABLE SUSPICION exists, due weight should be given to the specific reasonable inferences that a NOMINATOR is entitled to draw from the facts in light of his/her experience and not on unfounded suspicions or hunches. Although irrefutable evidence or concrete facts are not necessary, to be reasonable, suspicion should be as clear and as fully developed as circumstances permit.”

While the guidelines nominally prohibit nominations based on unreliable information, they explicitly regard “uncorroborated” Facebook or Twitter posts as sufficient grounds for putting an individual on one of the watchlists. “Single source information,” the guidelines state, “including but not limited to ‘walk-in,’ ‘write-in,’ or postings on social media sites, however, should not automatically be discounted … the NOMINATING AGENCY should evaluate the credibility of the source, as well as the nature and specificity of the information, and nominate even if that source is uncorroborated.”

There are a number of loopholes for putting people onto the watchlists even if reasonable suspicion cannot be met.

One is clearly defined: The immediate family of suspected terrorists—their spouses, children, parents, or siblings—may be watchlisted without any suspicion that they themselves are engaged in terrorist activity. But another loophole is quite broad—”associates” who have a defined relationship with a suspected terrorist, but whose involvement in terrorist activity is not known. A third loophole is broader still—individuals with “a possible nexus” to terrorism, but for whom there is not enough “derogatory information” to meet the reasonable suspicion standard.

Americans and foreigners can be nominated for the watchlists if they are associated with a terrorist group, even if that group has not been designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government. They can also be treated as “representatives” of a terrorist group even if they have “neither membership in nor association with the organization.” The guidelines do helpfully note that certain associations, such as providing janitorial services or delivering packages, are not grounds for being watchlisted.

The nomination system appears to lack meaningful checks and balances. Although government officials have repeatedly said there is a rigorous process for making sure no one is unfairly placed in the databases, the guidelines acknowledge that all nominations of “known terrorists” are considered justified unless the National Counterterrorism Center has evidence to the contrary. In a recent court filing, the government disclosed that there were 468,749 KST nominations in 2013, of which only 4,915 were rejected–a rate of about one percent. The rulebook appears to invert the legal principle of due process, defining nominations as “presumptively valid.”

Read rest of article here: https://firstlook.org/theintercept/article/2014/07/23/blacklisted/

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16APR2014: FBI Visiting Gun Shops to Investigate “People talking about Big Government”


(Activist Post) – In keeping with the tradition of the FBI’s position on gun rights, it appears the Bureau is working overdrive to monitor and harass gun owners and the gun shops that sell to them.

While government surveillance of gun purchases and gun owners is nothing new, a recent visit by an FBI Counterterrorism agent to a Columbia, South Carolina gun shop has only reinforced the knowledge that the U.S. government is growing more and more concerned by the prospect of a well-armed populace – particularly one that prefers to live without constant government interference in their personal lives.

While the narrative surrounding “counterterrorism” operations used to eviscerate civil liberties after 9/11was initially based upon the threat of Muslim fundamentalists, that narrative has clearly shifted to a focus on gun owning, law-abiding American citizens – both those who are politically active and those who are blissfully ignorant of current events.

“Never in a million years would I have thought this guy was a fed,” said the witness. “He was in a completely normal vehicle. Regular clothes. Everything. I would have thought this guy was just some downhome country boy.”

After showing proper identification, the agent told the shop owners that he was tasked with all the gun shops in the general area and that he was charged with investigating “suspicious purchases” in accordance with counterterrorism operations.

The suspicious purchases he mentioned, however, were completely normal transactions. This included, paying with cash, purchasing long guns, and other similarly innocuous behavior.

However, what surprised the owners the most was his statement regarding what he was most interested in tracking.
For many, this shift of focus has been quite the surprise. Thus, when the Columbia, South Carolina gun shop in question was approached by an FBI counterterrorism agent on Monday, April 14, the individuals who spoke with him were somewhat alarmed to realize that the agent’s concern was not fundamentalist Muslims but Americans who promote small government.

According to the witness, the agent stated, “If you see some Middle Eastern guy come in. You don’t have to be so worried about that. What we’re really looking for are people talking about being sovereign such as sovereign citizens or people talking about Big Government.”

The agent also mentioned that he had a spreadsheet of all the gun shops in the area.

After this brief chat, the agent left a flyer with the shop that listed some of the more generic and normal behaviors which they were expected to view as suspicious.

Some of these trigger behaviors are:

  • Payment in cash or someone else’s credit card.
  • Reluctant or unwilling to produce valid I.D.
  • Large purchases or unusual inquiries into buying in bulk
  • Lack of knowledge involved in firearms or product usage
  • Hints at illegal or misuse of explosives
  • New or unknown customers
  • Nervousness or evasiveness

In the end, while the visit to a local gun shop by an FBI Counterterrorism agent is no surprise, it should serve as a stark reminder that the U.S. government is vastly concerned about a well-armed populace. Gun rights have been gradually eroded in the United States for decades but the assault on gun rights has been ratcheted up to a new level by the Obama administration.

Still, those expecting a public declaration of total gun illegality and martial law confiscation will be wringing their hands in anticipation for a very long time. Of course, while they wring their hands and anticipate the declaration of outright war against gun owners, their guns are being slowly stripped from their hands in an incremental fashion. Slight rule changes and isolated confiscations will continue to take place over time until the public has been properly acclimated to them as a fact of life, at which point the public’s line in the sand will be moved slightly forward once more. Again, the line will be crossed, but only slightly. Eventually, Americans will wake up to find themselves completely disarmed and neutered in a land in which they once believed they were free. At that point, with a completely defenseless population, the thin veneer of freedom will be lifted.

It is time for gun owners and gun rights activists to go on the political offensive. In 2014, it is no longer a legitimate mode of activism to be content to defend your already attenuated freedoms. It is time to make demands. It is time to throw compromise out the window.

According to an individual who was present during the visit (this person will remain anonymous for obvious reasons), the agent pulled up in a regular vehicle in plain clothes and took a look around the shop as if he were considering a purchase before approaching the staff and announcing that he was with the FBI Counterterrorism unit.

Read original: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/04/fbi-visiting-gun-shops-to-investigate.html

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