Here is a firearms fun fact......

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

  1. coctailer

    coctailer
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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

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    Interesting
     
  3. PhysicsGuy

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

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    Bleed??
     
  5. GUN1PDX

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    Wow! That would be ugly.
     
  6. Deavis

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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.
     

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