Federal law enforcement is working with local law enforcement to monitor gun show attendees with controversial techniques.
In 2010 the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency devised a plan to record license-plate numbers of everyone at the gun shows in Southern California.
The license plates were recorded with special devices that can read and record all numbers of passing cars.
The agents then took the information collected at the gun show and looked for those cars crossing the southern border into Mexico.
Other than criminals, privacy advocates are furious at the new tactics.
Collecting information on all the people attending a gun show could be useful to law enforcement.
Stopping guns from crossing the border isn’t a bad thing, but government generally takes good programs and corrupts them.
Imagine a list of gun owners in the hands of the people that want to get rid of guns. If you start with a list of your enemies then you most likely have the advantage.
Looking at this from another angle, why are the police monitoring citizens in order to stop guns from going into Mexico? Shouldn’t they be worried about the guns coming into America?
So it comes down to this question…
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