Saturday, September 04, 2010

I HATE hate hate the Feds

Yeah. They served a warrant on his home and only found legal firearms. Imagine that.
They said he sold unregistered silencers. There is no such thing as UNREGISTERED silencers here in Kaifornia. ALL silencers are illegal here. This is a state that even outlaws certain types of BB guns.
Fuck the Federal Government. This is a set-up, through and through.
I'm moving to Montana or White-aho when I can. Fuck this shit.
I know, if I keep this up I'm gonna end up on a list........

A federal judge Friday denied setting a bail amount for a Modesto gun shop owner arrested Thursday on suspicion of selling guns illegally to undercover agents.
Robert John Ronning, 42, of Salida was being held at the Sacramento County Jail on Friday night and he is expected to remain there at least until next week, his defense attorney Adam Stewart said.
He said Ronning appeared in federal court in Sacramento on Friday afternoon. Stewart plans to argue for his client's release on bail again next week.


Ronning, 42, was arrested on suspicion of illegal gun sales, including the unlawful transfers of unregistered gun silencers and a machine gun, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Sacramento.
"These charges are a huge surprise to him," Stewart said. "He's well supportive of local law enforcement."
He asked the public to reserve judgment of his client until the facts can be demonstrated in court. Stewart also said they don't know whether someone else at the business sold the guns to the undercover agents.
Ronning is a federal firearms licensee and owner of Ronning Arms Inc. in the 2000 block of Yosemite Boulevard, just west of El Vista Avenue in east Modesto.
Federal prosecutors said Ronning sold two gun silencers, seven assault weapons and a machine gun to undercover agents and others posing as Mexican citizens without identification at the Yosemite Boulevard business.
On Thursday, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives served search warrants at the business and Ronning's home, Stewart said.
He said the agents seized legally-registered guns that belong to Ronning and his wife. He declined to say what type of guns were seized.
The agents also took a copy of Ronning's license to sell firearms. Stewart said nothing else was seized in the searches.
He said Ronning's license is still effective, and the gun shop still has the authority to do business. The gun shop, however, remained closed Friday afternoon.
Rob Nielsen, a manager of Barnwood Arms gun shop in Ripon, said he has never heard of a licensed gun dealer in the Modesto area arrested for selling weapons illegally until now
He said the employees at the Ripon business have never been propositioned to conduct an illegal sale before, so he doesn't understand how this could've happened.
"This just seems so weird to us," Nielsen said. "(Ronning) has always been a straight shooter."

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Sarah said...

I'm *so* surprised that they found only legal firearms. *rolls eyes* Yeah, getting out of that weird state might be a good idea. Arizona's downright nice about this time of year, or at least it was when I was there courtesy of the Army.

Ramon said...

I left there many years ago and only returned to visit family & friends for several short periods.
FWIW, I did return to lower CA (San Diego) at the request of Uncle due to winning the national "lottery" back in the day. (Think USMC)

Tattoo Jim said...

You just know, as a customer there, you are NOW on the federal list...

Mike said...

"Federal prosecutors said Ronning sold two gun silencers, seven assault weapons and a machine gun to undercover agents and others posing as Mexican citizens without identification at the Yosemite Boulevard business."

Hey dumbasses, this is called "EVIDENCE" and it's what was used to get the arrest warrant that was reviewed and signed by a federal judge. Who gives a shit what they found in his house, they already got him selling to undercover agents. Looks like Ronning fucked up so fuck him and fuck you if you support selling machine guns and silencers to illegals and criminals. You idiots are why responsible gun owners have to keep fighting to prove they aren't irresponsible.

wirecutter said...

No, Mike, Fuck YOU!
I'm saying that I doubt it ever fucking happened.

Believe me, Cops fucking lie their asses off to get who or what they want. I got raided back in 1987 for manufacturing meth, search warrant signed by a judge and everything.
Not only did they NOT find any evidence of a lab but they also didn't find any evidence of any drug use at all, not even rolling papers.
What was the warrant based on? A cop swore he sent in an informant that bought crank from me and saw lab equipment there.
Why me? Fuck, I don't know.
And the only reason I can think of that the cop didn't plant something there was because it was a multi-agency task force and he didn't know everybody on it well enough.

You probably trust your government completely, huh, you fucking sheep.

Ernie said...

This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US Department of Energy. I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the Municipal Water Utility. After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determined the weather was going to be like using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. I watched this while eating my breakfast of US Department of Agriculture inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the Food and Drug Administration. At the appropriate time as regulated by the US Congress and kept accurate by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the US Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety Administration approved automobile and set out to work on the roads built by the local, state, and federal Departments of Transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of quality level determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, using legal tender issued by the Federal Reserve Bank. On the way out the door I deposit my mail I have to send out via the US Postal Service and drop the kids off at the public school. After work, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to my house which has not been burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and fire marshal's inspection, and which has not been plundered of all it's valuables thanks to the local police department. I then log on to the internet which was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration and post on about how the government can't do anything right and shouldn't be trusted.

wirecutter said...

And yet you paid for every one of those sevices.
I do gotta disagree though with the statement about your house not being plundered due the local police department.
The last 2 times I called the police here - once for trespassers in my backyard and another for people looking into peoples' cars at 4 AM - I never got a response. And I can't tell you the last time I saw a cop patrolling on my street.
I truly think that the reason my neighborhood is safe is because the neighbors have united to keep it that way.

BillyBob said...

Mike, you might need a couple of valiums and a reality check. Not all law enforcement agencies play by the rules and some even make up their own rules. There is a war on guns and gun owners going on. What better way to limit the sale of LEGAL guns than by shutting down gun sellers?

Ernie... a government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take everything away. Go ahead and blindly trust what they tell you. But like Wirecutter said, you paid for every single service you mentioned. Your not getting something for nothing...

Skip said...

Mike, you are punk.
Ernie, take a look at your paycheck. See the taxes taken out? See the taxes on the gas pump? Etc,etc.