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    Default A visit from the ATF

    So this morning I'm fartin' around on the computer when the doorbell rings. I figure its just the friendly UPS man. Imagine my shock to see 2 ATF agents with their badges hanging from their necks. Of course, right away everything that could go wrong runs thru your head. Then I think...CRAP they are here to audit my bound book...I swear I have the worst luck! It's in order but still there's a chance something I bought was stolen or whatever. Anyway, they proceed to tell me they are here to talk to my wife. Huh? It seems that there was a Bersa Thunder with the last 3 digits of the serial number scrubbed "found on the streets of Reading." The 1st set of numbers match a Bersa that she bought in November and they were concerned that since she also bought a Beretta M9 the same day she was a straw purchaser. She wasn't home but I figured I needed to clear this up right away. I showed the agents her Bersa with serial number intact and they were content. After having a little chat, they went on their way. That's one way to kick start your Thursday!

    Anyone else ever experience something like this?

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    Default Re: A visit from the ATF

    BATF has become notorious in some locations for harrassing female gun purchasers.
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    Default Re: A visit from the ATF

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeWilliams View Post
    BATF has become notorious in some locations for harrassing female gun purchasers.
    gotta meet chicks some how!

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    Default Re: A visit from the ATF

    "Sir, I'll only talk if you offer us immunity."

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    Default Re: A visit from the ATF

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeWilliams View Post
    BATF has become notorious in some locations for harrassing female gun purchasers.
    any sources on this?

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    Default Re: A visit from the ATF

    Just curious if they actually had a warrant to see the firearm in question, or if a 'consensual conversation' with your wife would have satisfied them?
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    Default Re: A visit from the ATF

    Hello, I am from the Government , I am here to help you!


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    Default Re: A visit from the ATF

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeWilliams View Post
    BATF has become notorious in some locations for harrassing female gun purchasers.
    Maybe they have a suppressed agenda?????????

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    Default Re: A visit from the ATF

    Quote Originally Posted by gnbrotz View Post
    Just curious if they actually had a warrant to see the firearm in question, or if a 'consensual conversation' with your wife would have satisfied them?
    Remember BATF doesn't need a warrant........

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    Default Re: A visit from the ATF

    "BATF has become notorious in some locations for harrassing female gun purchasers."


    Due to the fact that so many guys did some real stupid s**t when that were younger, many of them are failing the "pics" and then they turn to their girlfriend/wife to buy the gun for them. Just hang out in some of the guns shops and sooner or later you will here a woman say to her boyfriend (in a very low voice): "Is that the one you want" He then nods his head and then she says: "Sir, I want to buy this gun". Some of these woman buy multiple handguns and then some time later they were reported as "stolen".

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