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Feds arrest Canadian gun dealer in washington

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by explorerimports, May 21, 2010.

  1. explorerimports

    explorerimports WA Active Member

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    SEATTLE (AP) -- Federal agents have arrested a Canadian gun dealer who they say entered the U.S. as a visitor, then picked up weapons in Oregon.

    Oliver King -- also known as Hamid Malekpour -- was arrested Wednesday in Ferndale, near the Canadian border. Agents say he entered the U.S. at Blaine the previous night, lied about why he had a new passport and lied when he said he was going to pick up his wife at a Bellingham mall.

    They tailed him to McMinnville, Ore., where he went to a gun shop and loaded his car with four guns and 480 rounds of .50-caliber ammunition. Agents say he then drove north to a Ferndale storage unit where he had $30,000 worth of sniper rifles, handguns and ammo.

    King made an initial appearance Thursday at U.S. District Court in Seattle on charges of making false statements and being an alien in possession of firearms.



    http://www.columbian.com/news/2010/may/20/feds-arrest-canadian-gun-dealer-in-us/
     
  2. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I guess it wouldn't be PC for the MSM to point out that the bubblegum is a bubblegumming Muslim, would it?

    But that's OK. MOST Muslims are really good guys, so they tell me.

    I'm sure he meant no harm.
     
  3. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure he meant no harm too Gunner,...

    And I am also sure the PC crowd is going to say the only reason they tailed him was because they used "racial profiling" as grounds to suspect him :rolleyes:
     
  4. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Here is some interesting bits of information.

    "The Iranian native also lied about why he had a new Canadian passport just issued that morning, the complaint said. He told border guards that his old one had gone through the wash, but agents found it during a secondary inspection - with no water damage.
    The old one, which was not set to expire until 2013, had been canceled, but it was not immediately clear why. It had three visas for Iran, two issued last year and one issued this year."

    http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_wa_gun_dealer_charged.html
     
  5. BigBull 301

    BigBull 301 PDX almost Well-Known Member

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    Give him a fair trial and hang his a$$
     
  6. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    "Amir Zarandi, who owns the Oregon gun shop, McMinnville Hunting and Police Supplies, said King is a consultant and has bought weapons there for years."

    Amir Zarandi. Hmm. Sounds Scottish Catholic to me.
     
  7. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    More Zoroastrian I think... :)
     
  8. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Now remember boys and girls.......Profiling is WRONG. :rofl1: :D
     
  9. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    My apologies to the Scottish Catholics. I'm SO ashamed. :thumbup:
     
  10. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    How was a Canadian able to buy gun's at a Gun store and pass a background check?
     
  11. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure he and Hamid Malekpour had no prior associations, just in the wrong place at the wrong time ;)
     
  12. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Stop profiling. Act stupid. :thumbup:
     
  13. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Idiocracy? :bluelaugh:
     
  14. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Hang his flappy-headed ***.
     
  15. husker

    husker portland Active Member

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    Yes this. I think more than one guy should go down for this.
     
  16. Atroxus

    Atroxus Marysville, WA Member

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    Yeah, that! I really hope that the shop that sold him the guns is being thoroughly investigated as well. Although personally I would have kept the arrest of the canadian under wraps and put the gun shop under surveilance to see how many other aliens purchase guns there.
     
  17. CEF1959

    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    Given that the whole thing seems to have been a huge bundle of illegality, that seems like kind of a naive question. I'm sure we haven't heard the end of this. I'm guessing there's a lot to unravel here.
     
  18. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Well to be honest I am naive in how this was done, fake ID?
     
  19. m1gunr

    m1gunr Tacoma Member

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    As long as it wasn't directed to Scottish Kentuckians, I take no offense.
     
  20. CEF1959

    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    If the dealer in Oregon was crooked, the buyer wouldn't need ID (fake or real). It's not impossible for an FFL to sell weapons without a background check; just illegal.