Ah, you're missing the point, Throb. Engineer2001 has correctly shown how you could be the 'victim' of the very legislation you're touting. You're basing your whole argument on the idea that the Patriot Act can only be used against "terrorists", when that has already been proven false.
Like I said, it WILL be used against us.
Your problem is that you trust the government, when they've proven themselves time and time again to be nothing but liars and cheats and tyrants.
Well the engineer certainly has put me in a tight spot. If I get busted for changing out parts on my gun so be it. The correlation between improving the usability of my rifle (like making a custom sling) and illegally importing firearms is cloudy, but I do see the point. If 922r helps the war on terror, great, but it doesnt, and I dont agree with it. The PA has proven to be effective, nobody sees that, we are just worried that somebody wants to listen to our phone calls. If your not a US citizen, become one. If you are involved with international terrorism or undertaking clandestine intelligence activities, stop. If you are on the spankline, nobody cares.
After all the taps and interent activity logs are examined it will be concluded that I'm just an American who wants to provide protection for a devoted wife and 2 of the best kids in the world.
I like my SKS and in its curret configuration is no more harmful than an AK-47, thats why I feel 922r is bogus, Even the ATF cant agree on it. If they are confused God help them.
Im not a domestic terrorist, and I'm certainly not a Gov. boot lick either.
I can handle the protection of my home, the cops would be my last resort, but when it comes to protecting the Nation, well I'm just one man.
When Im confronted with a complaint and the presenter provides no solution but just wants to whine it's a waste of time. But if real resolutions are offered we are one up on the problem. Until somebody has a better more effective means, its all we have and we have to have something, anything, to prevent another attack.
"Well we just got dirty-nuked, at least I was able to use 900-Monkey-Spank without anyone listening in, I'm going to Disneyland!"
Las Vegas Review-Journal just presents two sides of a story. If the feds sought financial records of those suspected of laundering money, they are well within the realm of duty. Your link is over two years old though.
Lets fast forward a bit:
Thousands of FBI wiretapped phone calls detail how two former Clark County commissioners accepted bribes, including oral sex, lap dances, cash and campaign contributions in return for favorable votes for strip club operator Michael Galardi.
The FBI is the bad guy? Not in this case.