Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thug Tactics in MD

Kevin has the scoop, from the Maryland Shooters forum. It's amazing people still wonder why we react the way we do to calls for licensing and registration. The MSP came to his door in the middle of the night armed in full tactical gear all because their registry flagged his purchase of "large amounts" of ammunition. The gun owner had done nothing even remotely illegal and yet there's a SWAT team in his house in the middle of the night. That should scare the hell out of people, and not just gun owners.

I have a thousand rounds coming tomorrow. Good thing I don't live in Maryland.


Laura said...

and people wonder why i want to get the hell out of Dodge.

Mike W. said...

I don't know much about how this stuff works in MD. How does the system "flag" a large ammo sale? I thought there was just a handgun registry and that stupid ballistics registry? How are they tracking what ammo people are buying?

Do you have ammo purchase restrictions in MD where you can't just buy in bulk online?

DJK said...


Laura said...

i'm not aware of any restrictions, but the government seems to be looking for any reason to persecute citizens.

hell, look at the situation that happened in Prince George's County, where the mayor's dogs were shot for no reason. those asshats didn't even have a no-knock warrant, but came in anyway and treated the family like criminals for something they couldn't actually prove (save for the unopened box of pot). i thought shit like this only happened in movies!

Mike W. said...

Faln - Yeah that incident really pissed me off. I have a post about it but it's sitting unfinished.

I really don't want to know how I'd react if someone broke down my door and shot my dog.