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Emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency crafted a plan in 2010 to use license-plate readersâ€"devices that record the plate numbers of all passing carsâ€"at gun shows in Southern California, including one in Del Mar, not far from the Mexican border.
Agents then compared that information to cars that crossed the border, hoping to find gun smugglers, according to the documents and interviews with law-enforcement officials with knowledge of the operation.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/0...ow-customers-license-plates-report-finds.html
 

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Ouch! It might find gun smugglers. It also just casts unnecessary suspicion on anybody at the gun show who also crosses the border.
 

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There is no indication the gun-show surveillance led to any arrests or investigative leads, but the officials didn't rule out that such surveillance may have happened elsewhere.
Coming to a gun store near you . . .
 

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I wish I could say this shocks me, but it doesn't.
 

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The government should be putting all gun owners under surveillance, I mean after all one of us is just going to lose it and hurt lot of people one day? /sarcasm
 

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Or avoid gun free zones.
 

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The continual collection of massive amounts of data on citizens engaged in legal activities bodes well for future employment by the government.

Eventually everybody will be employed by the government collecting massive amounts of data on themselves. :popcorn:
 

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http://www.redstate.com/streiff/201...force-immigration-laws-can-surveil-gun-shows/

This is so eregious that even the ACLU, never a friend of the Second Amendment, has complained.

"Because those two activities in concert fit somebody's idea of a crime, a person becomes inherently suspicious," Jay Stanley, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, told The WSJ. This investigative tactic "highlights the problem with mass collection of data."

"Information on law-abiding gun owners ends up getting recorded, stored, and registered, which is a violation of the 1986 Firearm Owners Protection Act and of the Second Amendment," executive director of Gun owners of America, Erich Pratt, said according to The WSJ.
 

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I guess I'll be backing in to a parking space at the next gun show I attend.
 

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I guess I'll be backing in to a parking space at the next gun show I attend.
You might be hampering a police investigation. :jail: Just saying.
 

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I guess I'll be backing in to a parking space at the next gun show I attend.
Those cars get targeted as having something to hide....
 

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Those cars get targeted as having something to hide....
I do hope that is another joke. Don't rip away ALL of my trust in LE agencies.
 

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I do hope that is another joke. Don't rip away ALL of my trust in LE agencies.
parking backwards is a known common practice for LEOs, current/former military, and thieves. if a cop saw a car like that in a big gun show parking lot, he would probably assume it was a fellow cop or former military guy.
 

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You left out UPS drivers. And Southern Company employees. And BellSouth employees.
 

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I do hope that is another joke. Don't rip away ALL of my trust in LE agencies.
Who do you think will be tasked to come by your house and take away your now illegal guns?
 

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I know that's a joke, but it's kind of sad joke, isn't it?
Engaging in a legal activity (parking backwards) that may be deemed illegal or at least suspicious by LE is indeed a sad joke. It's the constant expansion of this "small stuff" that continues the expansion of the disrespect toward LE by the citizenry.
 
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