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BATFE Stings Used Mentally Challenged and Underaged Youths

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by RicInOR, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    NPR:

    Report Details ATF's Use Of Mentally Disabled In Gun Stings : The Two-Way : NPR

    NPR's Source:
    Watchdog Report - ATF uses rogue tactics in storefront stings across nation


    My source:
    Instapundit » Blog Archive » NOTHING SHADY ABOUT THIS: NPR: Report Details ATF?s Use Of Mentally Disabled In Gun Stings. The?
     
  2. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  3. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    The ends justify the means right?
     
  4. DMax

    DMax Yamhill Well-Known Member

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    yaw that's going to fix it. I wonder if any of those bad *** looking guns were walked from Fast n Furious?
     
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  5. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    This is sick. Those involved should be fired, arrested, and be put away for talking kids into getting these tattoo's.

    "Aaron Key wasn't sure he wanted a tattoo on his neck. Especially one of a giant squid smoking a joint.

    But the guys running Squid's Smoke Shop in Portland, Ore., convinced him: It would be a perfect way to promote their store.

    They would even pay him and a friend $150 apiece if they agreed to turn their bodies into walking billboards.

    Key, who is mentally disabled, was swayed.

    He and his friend, Marquis Glover, liked Squid's. It was their hangout. The 19-year-olds spent many afternoons there playing Xbox and chatting with the owner, "Squid," and the store clerks.

    So they took the money and got the ink etched on their necks, tentacles creeping down to their collarbones.

    It would be months before the young men learned the whole thing was a setup. The guys running Squid's were actually undercover ATF agents conducting a sting to get guns away from criminals and drugs off the street.

    The tattoos had been sponsored by the U.S. government; advertisements for a fake storefront.

    The teens found out as they were arrested and booked into jail."
     
  6. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Nothing those scum do surprises me
     
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  7. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    The story broke in March of 2011. Why is it being brought back from the dead now?
     
  8. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Because its in the news now.
     
  9. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Actually - which story broke in 2011?
    That BATFE was conducting sting in Portland, and praised by the Oregonian?
    Or, that they were using mentally challenged and underaged youths to be set up and to set other people up?

    The first story is from 2 years ago, the other is very recent.
     
  10. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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    As someone else already mentioned above, the "ends" were reported on back in March of 2011, the "means" are only being revealed now.
     
  11. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Its still a current issue.
    I am seeing it on a dozen news sites.
    Their methods are not right.
    They do things like it continuously and its enticed entrapment. They can do this crap (fast and furious) but its a double standard that needs to be addressed.
     
  12. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    These same guys will bust an FFL in a heartbeat for baited sales.

    Under Cover ATF Agent: Hey, I'd like to buy a pistol for my wife.
    *FFL Dealer sells man pistol- then is arrested, charged and loses license for selling a firearm to someone he knowningly knows is buying it for another person*

    Just blows my mind, honestly...the intent of the law was to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, but instead it just gives the government the leeway to turn every gun owner and dealer into a criminal at ATFs will.

    Don't believe me? Buy an AR pistol upper with no SBR and place it next to an AR rifle lower next time the ATF comes a knocking.


    The older I get, the more I want this door mat.

    door-mat-come-back-with-a-warrant.jpg

    door-mat-come-back-with-a-warrant.jpg
     
  13. razormanxx

    razormanxx eugene Active Member

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    I find it strange, but in today's Register Guard there is an article about this, seem to be a few months behind.