**FURTHER INFO (November 1, 2014)**
Just to see if they really had me marked on the federal database, I went to Cabela's Outdoor Store and had a back ground check completed on me. The background check came back as "Delayed". According to the FBI fact sheet this means that the federal government does in fact have me marked at some level. Under this status I cannot buy a gun amongst other things (hard to swallow). Cabela's ...agreed to get the details and call me back on Wednesday/Thursday at the earliest (Thank you Joel). I guess it takes three working days to get the info back from the FBI.
**FURTHER INFO (November 2, 2014) A SMALL VICTORY - FEDS REVERT QUICKLY - THANK YOU**
On Saturday I was feeling a bit down about the events that had taken place that day. My daughter and I were not able to make it to a very special event for a loved one, all due to being marked and interrogated by the TSA. And my right to buy a gun (among other things) was infringed upon because of this federal targeting.
After returning home from Cabela's and checking on Facebook and the blog, I could not believe what was happening. Within a short amount of time over 400,000 people viewed the post about Saturdays events, 940 had commented (99.9% in support for my family), and over 6100 shares (who knows how many viewed it from there). The Feds must have got the message also.
On"Sunday" (within 24 hours) Cabela's called me and said that they were contacted by the FBI and that I was free to buy a gun. According to the FBI fact sheet, this should not have happen. Background checks with a "Delay" status are assigned to an agent and are not processed on weekends or holidays.
We do not know if the "Domestic Terrorist" status is active, but all of you certainly got their attention. Once again my family and I are indebted to each of you because of your willingness to quickly respond. I am so grateful to be surrounded by millions of honest, good people, who care and have the courage to stand when needed. THANK YOU
I know that if we continue to unite and strive to be good to each other, we will change these destructive patterns of culture that we find ourselves in. We can correct the many issues that infringe upon our liberties and threaten the freedom of our children.
Sen. Harry Reid’s baseless ‘domestic terror’ accusations
The Senate majority leader who called President Bush a “loser” and a “liar,” declared former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan a “political hack” and asserted that all Obamacare horror stories are “untrue” has now called Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters “domestic terrorists.”
The comparison is as noxious as it is absurd. Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was a domestic terrorist. The Unabomber was a domestic terrorist. Centennial Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph was a domestic terrorist. To equate Bundy and his supporters with these murderers is, quite simply, appalling.
It was the federal Bureau of Land Management that provoked the confrontation — descending with 200 armed men, including some with sniper rifles, to seize the Bundys’ cattle on land their family has grazed since 1877. Whatever one thinks of the Bundys’ legal case over unpaid grazing fees — and the federal government’s desire to protect the desert tortoise — defending your property against a paramilitary force of armed federal agents is not the equivalent of blowing up a federal building or sending letter bombs.
It would be easy to dismiss Reid as a buffoon with a chronic case of logorrhea. But this was not a slip of the tongue on Reid’s part. Video shows that when Reid first used the phrase “domestic terrorists” at a Las Vegas Review Journal event, he looked down at his notes just before he spoke the words. It was a carefully planned line of attack. Then, when he was asked during a Nevada TV interview a day later “What did you mean by that?” he replied, “Just what I said” — before engaging in an extended attack on the Bundy family and its supporters.
First, Reid is defending the Obama administration from the charge that it used excessive force to try to seize the land. Most Americans recoil at the sight of armed federal agents training sniper rifles on a group of Boy Scouts, veterans, parents and grandparents engaged in civil disobedience. But if Bundy’s supporters are not protesters but “domestic terrorists,” then sending a federal force to confront them is not excessive.
Second, Reid is defending his former staffer, Neil Kornze, who presided over this debacle as the newly installed head of the Bureau of Land Management. Kornze, who is just 35 years old, was Reid’s handpicked choice to run the BLM. “Neil is just perfect for this position,” Reid declared when Kornze was nominated, adding that he “really understands the role of public lands in rural America, and natural resources across the West.”
In his first days on the job, Kornze demonstrated that understanding by launching a paramilitary raid against a Nevada rancher. Kornze tried to silence Bundy’s supporters by setting up “First Amendment Zones” where protesters would be corralled and fenced in like a bunch of cattle. And he provoked an armed standoff that might well have resulted in the death of innocent men, women and children. The only way his actions could be even remotely defensible is if he was confronting “domestic terrorists.”
Third, Reid is trying to discredit the critics of the federal government’s actions as extremists — and by extension all those who complain about the excesses of federal power. He wants to paint supporters of limited government as radicals so out of the mainstream that they are now even defending “domestic terrorists.”
If Reid wants Democrats to be the party that responds to these growing calls for state control by sending armed federal forces to drive Western ranchers off of federal lands and seize their property, that is his choice. Calling his opponents “domestic terrorists” won’t solve his political problems — it will only make them worse.
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