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Sat May 30, 2020, 03:34 PM

People are reporting getting automated calls from the ATF warning of civil unrest

Asher lives in Nebraska






Welp, just got an automated call from the ATF warning me of civil unrest and to secure my "inventory" and records. I have a Federal Firearms License (03, collector of curios and relics); maybe they're calling all FFLs, commercial or not?




An FFL-03 is purely for personal buying/selling of vintage weapons (generally > 50 years old), no commercial sales allowed. Not sure why FFL needs to warn me about the "looting of businesses". Unless:





This could be a routine thing, but I had the same license when I lived in Oakland from 2013-2016 and don't recall ever receiving such a call.

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Reply People are reporting getting automated calls from the ATF warning of civil unrest (Original post)
octoberlib May 2020 OP
msongs May 2020 #1
octoberlib May 2020 #2
FreeState May 2020 #7
Eyeball_Kid May 2020 #3
samnsara May 2020 #4
Initech May 2020 #5
Dennis Donovan May 2020 #6
world wide wally May 2020 #8

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 03:38 PM

1. everything on twitter is true nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sat May 30, 2020, 03:40 PM

2. I know this guy.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sat May 30, 2020, 03:56 PM

7. So it must be false because it's on Twitter?

Not really helpful. Use facts to prove things false not narratives.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 03:46 PM

3. I'd say that it's a fraudulent call.

ATF wouldn’t waste their time on this. It’s a third party scare tactic.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 03:49 PM

4. sounds like a scam

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 03:51 PM

5. I'd question the origin of those robodialers.

If they come from an unlisted number, or they are using a VPN (which is usually true about 90% of the time), it's most likely from a foreign entity.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 03:53 PM

6. I googled - no sign of the ATF having such a program



If anything, I suspect NRA fuckery. Scare tactics to up their empty coffers.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:02 PM

8. Wouldn't it be great if everybody legitimately pissed off at the police stayed home tonight and the

ONLY people out there were right wingers

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