Thursday, June 26, 2008

Those Whacky Pranksters at Blackwater.


And they'd have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for the meddling kids at the ATF. Honestly, the only thing that surprises me about this story is that federal agents went and did the right thing. I didn't think this administration allowed that kind of "doing-one's-job" thing anymore.

Here's the story from USA Today:
Federal agents raided a Blackwater armory Tuesday and seized 34 automatic rifles that the company purchased and stored on behalf of a local law enforcement agency, the Associated Press reports.

Anne Tyrrell, a Blackwater spokeswoman, tells AP that ATF agents searched the Moyock, N.C., facility. The raid came after reports on a deal in which the company paid for weapons that were registered in the name of the Camden County, N.C., Sheriff's Office.

"The 2005 agreements gives the sheriff's office unlimited access to the weapons, including 17 Romanian AK-47s and 17 Bushmasters," the wire service says. "But [Sheriff Tony] Perry said his department has only used the AK-47s in shooting practice at Blackwater and that none of his 19 deputies are qualified to use them."

Federal law prohibits private companies or individuals from purchasing automatic weapons.

7 comments:

Distributorcap said...

i cant believe the ATF is not Bush-politicized yet

those agents are probably out looking for jobs today

FranIAm said...

Holy crap!

dguzman said...

A tiny light in a sea of blackness!

Dr. Zaius said...

I am sure that this crime is only the tip of the Blackwater iceberg.

Bubs said...
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Bubs said...

So if this is illegal, where does Blackwater get all the hundreds of automatic weapons that their personnel use all over the world? And where do they store them?

Sheesh. It's so hard nowadays, trying to equip and run a private army with all these stupid "rules" and "laws" to deal with.

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