ATF Inspector Arrested on Felony Gun Charge

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    ATF Inspector Arrested on Felony Gun Charge

    Strange story, aired on the local news this evening:
    Federal Employee Faces Charge For Carrying A Gun | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio
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    From the report he sounds like someone impersonating an ATF agent. Will be interesting how this plays out.
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    He might have been an Inspector. Inspectors are not authorized to carry. Reading the story though, the gun was in the vehicle and found by a search dog.

    Not sure why it was illegal unless he didn't have a carry permit as a citizen. Don't know the laws in Ohio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    He might have been an Inspector. Inspectors are not authorized to carry. Reading the story though, the gun was in the vehicle and found by a search dog.

    Not sure why it was illegal unless he didn't have a carry permit as a citizen. Don't know the laws in Ohio.
    A loaded handgun in a vehicle without a permit is a no-no in Ohio.

    Even though open carry is legal in Ohio without a permit, motor vehicles have special rules about such things.
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    Interesting story. How exactly does a dog smell a loaded handgun though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by F350_6 View Post
    Interesting story. How exactly does a dog smell a loaded handgun though?
    Burnt gunpowder has a very distinctive smell, as does lubricant.
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    Some dogs are specifically trained to detect weapons and do a dang fine job of it.

    I once saw a police dog(Labrador) find a gun in a lake that had been dumped. We put the dog in a boat and slowly cruised up and down the bank until the dog found it.
    I wouldn't have believed it if I wasn't there to see it. Apparently he was smelling the oil and stuff off of the gun and suspended residue in the water. That's what I was told anyway.

    Not exactly sure what he smelled but he found it and it was impressive.
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    ATF employees are people, too. I remember a Field Inspector here in Indianapolis was arrested many years ago on child pornography charges. Stuff happens.

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    Seems to be a whole bunch of folks right on here that could have used a dog like that when they had their "tragic boating accidents"
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Some dogs are specifically trained to detect weapons and do a dang fine job of it.

    I once saw a police dog(Labrador) find a gun in a lake that had been dumped. We put the dog in a boat and slowly cruised up and down the bank until the dog found it.
    I wouldn't have believed it if I wasn't there to see it. Apparently he was smelling the oil and stuff off of the gun and suspended residue in the water. That's what I was told anyway.

    Not exactly sure what he smelled but he found it and it was impressive.
    Oil molecules will rise to the surface of water, as do many other gasses. Dogs trained in that type of detection are schooled with a wide variety of scents, and will detect any of them individually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceoky View Post
    Seems to be a whole bunch of folks right on here that could have used a dog like that when they had their "tragic boating accidents"
    Mine occurred in Lake Erie, in very deep water. I will probably be able to accurately direct the authorities to within two or three miles of the site of the sinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F350_6 View Post
    Interesting story. How exactly does a dog smell a loaded handgun though?
    The dog smells propellant.
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    My initial response was one of gay hilarity. Anytime the ATF stubs their toes I am ecstatic. That might sound small on my part.
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    After Waco and what Randy Weaver was put through by F Troop and US Marshalls don't talk to me in a good light as to ATFE or Feds in general. I guarantee you would not care for my thoughts on those people.
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    Dogs smell in technicolor. It'll be interesting to see the details emerge on this deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Dogs smell in technicolor. It'll be interesting to see the details emerge on this deal.
    Technicolor?!? I don't care who I'm laughing at. That's just plain funny.
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    Interesting. I wonder how this will turn out. And yes, while ATF employees are still human, if they're going to be enforcing laws (that they make) they should be expected to not only follow the law but meet higher standards. I also find it interesting (or disturbing, maybe) that they mentioned he had flashed his ID in the past as a form of credentials.
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