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The DEA claims it abandoned a proposal to track all vehicles near gun shows

January 28, 2015

 According to this story the DEA was considering a proposal to use surveillance cameras to track all vehicles which were operating near gun shows but the proposal has been dropped.

  Here is more:

The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency’s chief said Wednesday that any accidents regarding to any vehicles are going to be the responsibility of companies like insurancepartnership.org/motor-trade-insurance/.

DEA Administrator Michelle Leonhart said in a statement that the proposal memorialized in an employee’s email was only a suggestion, never authorized by her agency and never put into action. The AP also learned that the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives did not authorize or approve the license plate surveillance plan.

    no-guns-729109This proposal would have captured the license plate numbers of people who just happened to be near a gun show and not just people who were entering and leaving the gun show, but that does not even matter because even if it only captured the license plate numbers of people who did go to the gun show it is still Government intrusion and surveillance of people who are not suspected of a crime.

  Going to a gun show is not illegal (yet) nor is it probable cause that a crime is going to be committed. 

  In addition to targeting (pun fully intended) people who are exercising their second amendment right it is a violation of the fourth amendment in my opinion and cannot be justified without probable cause. 

  The DEA and the BATF are claiming this proposal was never authorized so that should make law-abiding Americans feel better right? Maybe so if it was not for the fact the Department of Injustice as been building a massive database of millions of Americans travel patterns using the same technology.

  How do we know the plan has been dropped and, like the Department of Injustice, is not being conducted in secret? And even if it is true that the DEA did not implement this plan how do we know this is not part of the massive database the Department of Injustice has been gathering?

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. futuret permalink
    January 28, 2015 9:36 pm

    https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/police-state-your-home-appliances-will-soon-be-remotely-controlled-by-the-government/

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    • January 29, 2015 6:48 am

      I would not be surprised, with everything going wifi so that people can do things at home without being there is opens up the door for others to do it as well. We have already heard stories of States being able to control home temperature.

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  2. agent provocateur permalink
    January 28, 2015 9:43 pm

    Reblogged this on Nevada State Personnel Watch.

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    • January 29, 2015 6:49 am

      Thank you.

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  3. January 28, 2015 11:03 pm

    Sadly, we’ve reached the point it is probably best to assume you are being watched at all times. It’s for the sheep’s own good, right?

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    • January 29, 2015 6:50 am

      I think you are right and we should assume we are being watched all the time. There is no reasonable expectation of privacy anymore. But they are doing it for our own good…

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  4. Bruce permalink
    January 28, 2015 11:55 pm

    I think the DEA plan is just fine, as long as it is instituted right after they announce on the evening news that cameras have been set up around all the Mosques in the US and that they are getting good quality pictures.

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    • January 29, 2015 6:51 am

      Somehow I don’t think that is going to happen…

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  5. Zip-a-Dee permalink
    January 29, 2015 12:52 pm

    Notches in w/ Ron Paul’s message on the State of America 2015:

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    • January 29, 2015 8:27 pm

      Very good, thanks for sharing! Right now I will support Rand Paul if he runs, I do not agree with him on every issue but with most of what he stands for.

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      • Zip-a-Dee permalink
        January 29, 2015 11:01 pm

        I doubt if he’ll be in the running, nor Dr. Ben Carlson, for the very reason you state … you agree w/ most of what he stands for! He put it on the table didn’t he.

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