FBI Visits Gun Shop to Check Up on ‘People Talking About Big Government’


Do you trust the government? As citizen’s civil liberties continue to be squashed, you could be question by the FBI if you don’t like “Big Government.”

A case in point is one reported by the Activist Post‘s Brandon Turbeville.

“While government surveillance of gun purchases and gun owners is nothing new, a recent visit by an FBI Counterterrorism agent to a Columbia, S.C. gun shop has only reinforced the knowledge that the U.S. government is growing more and more concerned by the prospect of a well-armed populace – particularly one that prefers to live without constant government interference in their personal lives.”


Behind the guise of “counter terrorism” prevention, the government has given itself carte blanche to go after law-abiding, gun-carrying citizens and not just the Islamic fundamentalists we thought they were going after…


The Activist Post reported that the Columbia, S.C. gun shop was approached by an FBI counter terrorism agent on Monday, April 14. “The individuals who spoke with him were somewhat alarmed to realize that the agent’s concern was not fundamentalist Muslims but American who promote small government.”

The report continues that the agent wore plain clothes.


“Never in a million years would I have thought this guy was a fed,” said the witness to the Activist Post. “He was in a completely normal vehicle. Regular clothes. Everything. I would have thought this guy was just some down home country boy.”

The agent then presented identification and asked about routine transactions that fall within the “counter terrorism” jurisdiction.


After this brief chat, the agent left a flyer with the shop that listed purchases that raise red flags to the FBI.


Some of these trigger behaviors include:


  • Paying in cash or someone else’s credit card,
  • Being reluctant or unwilling to produce valid I.D.,
  • Making large purchases or unusual inquiries into buying in bulk,
  • Lacking knowledge involved in firearms or product usage,
  • Making hints at illegal or misuse of explosives,
  • Being a new or unknown customers,
  • And appearing nervous or evasive.


Big Brother is watching you. So the implication here is if you buy lots of ammo and store it in a dry box and don’t like the government infringing on your rights, you might be on the FBI’s list of potential domestic terrorists.