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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by coctailer, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Did you know that ATF Compliance Officers are not allowed to carry a concealed (or exposed)handgun?

    these are the guys that go out and inspect firearms businesses to make sure everything is legit.
     
  2. graydog

    graydog Aloha,Oregon Member

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    Interesting
     
  3. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    lol, I wonder what they do when its not a legit place and they get shot at.
     
  4. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    Bleed??
     
  5. GUN1PDX

    GUN1PDX Portland Metro Member

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    Wow! That would be ugly.
     
  6. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    The compliance guys are not agents. Agents do carry guns.
     
  7. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Right, I just thought it was weird that they are NOT ALLOWED to carry.

    They have to inspect all the gun businesses (even ones doing illegal activity) un-armed.
     
  8. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    If the ones that show up have guns that might be an indicator something is afoot!
     
  9. Spad

    Spad Kennewick,WA, the desert side Active Member

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    Some times the rules for Federal employees are made by idiots in some squirrel box in Washington DC who are afraid of thier own shadows. The Brady troops are alive and well in the woodwork. Spad
     
  10. Gendaito

    Gendaito PDX Member

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    I guess I don't want to be an ATF Compliance Officer after all. :D
     
  11. BUZO71

    BUZO71 Emerald Valley, Oregon New Member

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    The state has some of the same- there are investigators in various departments that are not allowed to carry (even though they should!) I met an investigator from, get this, the Tattoo regulatory division (I don't know the legal name). He did not carry a gun but went to these tattoo shops were he had found ex-felons with .357 next to their work desk.