Conservatives: More Dangerous Than Democrats, Muslim Terrorists?
Bill Quick

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FBI counterterrorism agents are visiting gun shops in South Carolina to investigate “suspicious purchases” made by people who talk about “big government,” according to a new report.

Author Brandon Turbeville says he was approached by an individual who works in a Columbia, South Carolina gun shop to relate the story of how an FBI agent entered the store on Monday, showed his credentials, before proceeding to ask a series of stunning questions.

Telling the gun store worker he was tasked with visiting all the firearms outlets in the local area to check on “suspicious purchases” for counterterrorism purposes, the agent then began discussing what in actual fact were “completely normal transactions,” such as, “paying with cash, purchasing long guns, and other similarly innocuous behavior.”

The FBI agent then reportedly made a shocking remark that almost seems too chilling to believe.

“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 reportedly stated.

Before the agent left the store, he handed the employee a flyer which lists paying with cash, buying in bulk, along with other seemingly innocuous behavior as suspicious activity.

While there’s little chance of verifying the story since the FBI would almost certainly deny the claim, the notion of FBI agents charactering innocuous activity as a potential indication of terrorism is firmly established in the federal agency’s own literature and training procedures.

The FBI has also repeatedly labeled those who identify as “sovereign citizens” to be domestic terrorists.

Yeah, yeah, I know, it’s Drudge’s new fave, Inforwars, but still:  Does anybody find something like this hard to believe?  In a time when the establishment GOP regards conservatives as bigger enemies than Democrats, is it so hard to think that our government might regard conservatives as more dangerous than Muslim jihadi terrorists?

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Conservatives: More Dangerous Than Democrats, Muslim Terrorists? — 3 Comments

  1. Here’s a thought. Everyone who walks into a gun shop to make a purchase should clearly exclaim “I’m here to buy a gun and ammo to protect myself against those right wing nut jobs who don’t like big government and are armed to the teeth. I need to protect myself!”.

    It will be like Alice’s Restaurant Through the Looking Glass.

    The Feds will be all “does not compute, does not compute” confused and will go into meltdown.

    Then, if some women walked in and said ” I need to protect myself in this War on Women” it’d be a trend.

    Then if some African Americans of non-Kim Dutoit ethnicity walked in and said, “There are so many racists out there I need a gun to protect myself” why it’d be a movement.

    Just sayin’.

  2. But to answer your question:

    Conservatives: More Dangerous Than Democrats, Muslim Terrorists?

    Good god, I should hope so.

    (And I think you can lump the libertarian into that same mix of dangerous folks.)