FBI counterterrorism agents are visiting gun shops in South Carolina to investigate “suspicious purchases” made by people who talk about “big government,” according to a new report.
Author Brandon Turbeville says he was approached by an individual who works in a Columbia, South Carolina gun shop to relate the story of how an FBI agent entered the store on Monday, showed his credentials, before proceeding to ask a series of stunning questions.
Telling the gun store worker he was tasked with visiting all the firearms outlets in the local area to check on “suspicious purchases” for counterterrorism purposes, the agent then began discussing what in actual fact were “completely normal transactions,” such as, “paying with cash, purchasing long guns, and other similarly innocuous behavior.”
Now, one of the suspicious behaviors on the flyer the FBI is handing out is buying MREs in bulk. So the FBI is clearly on the lookout for "preppers" and views them as a potential problem. People are suspicious if they:
Make bulk purchases of items to include:I freely admit that a guy buying a bunch of bipods might be a trifle suspicious... or NOT, because he might be like some people we know and have half a dozen AR uppers that all needed bipods and waited for them to go on sale.
Weatherproofed ammunition or match containers
Meals Ready to Eat
Night Vision Devices; night flashlights; gas masks
High capacity magazines
Bi-pods or tri-pods for rifles
Just thought y'all ought to know, my friends. Don't buy all your stuff the same day just because its on sale, or you'll end up on a "nut" list.