Cops in New York Using Gun Classifieds Site ARMSLIST To Trap Gun Owners? Maybe.
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This interesting post on ARMSLIST was brought to our attention by a reader.
Here is the text from the ad, posted from an anonymous account (spelling errors part of original post),
BEWARE THERES A SCUMBAG ON HERE SELLING MULTIPLE CALS IN ROCHESTER AND SURROUNDING AREAS!! THIS SCUMBAG AGREED TO MEET THEN I WAS SURROUNDED BY POLICE. THEY SIMPLY INTERIGATED ME AND CHECKED MY PERSONALS. THEY ARE ROUNDING UP GUN OWNERS TO SEE WHAT YOUR BUYING AND WHAT YOU MAY BE FEEDING,ALONG WITH RECORDING YOUR VEHICLE INFORMATION WHICH LEADS TO RESIIDENCE… THIS GUY HAS MANY POSTINGS OF FIREARMS AND RANTING POSTS I ASSUME TO BLEND IN WITH THE CROWD. THESE COMMUNISTS PIGS ARE GETTING SMARTER EVERYDAY! DONT BUY AMMO ON ARMS LIST UNLESS ITS FROM A REPUTABLE DEALER. IF YOU PICS OF AMMO CANS OR BOXES OF AMMO TAKEN OFF THE INTERNET…STAY AWAY. MY ENTIRE NIGHT WAS WASTED AND NOW THEY HAVE MY PERSONAL INFO ..I REPEAT DO NOT BUY FROM THESE CLOWNS THERE RECORDING EVERYONE TO STRIP YOU IN THE FUTURE AND ARREST NON COMPLIANT AND REGISTERED ARMS AS FOR THE GUY POSTING THESE ROT IN HELL.
Hmmm, definitely interesting to say the least.
On some level it seems to make sense if you want to catch gun owners with unlicensed guns in a state with registration.
Remember, New York has a gun registry. Attempting to buy 9mm ammo but the only gun you have registered is a .45. Could that be enough for cops to search your home? In pretty much every other state I’d say absolutely not, but remember this is New York we’re talking about.
It was widely reported a couple of weeks ago that New York City residents had started receiving surrender/confiscation notices about long guns that might be illegal under city law, so perhaps there is a state wide crack down on guns.
Of course, we have no way to verify whether this post is true or if it’s just some classic interwebz trolling.