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Foreigner allegedly buys gun at TX gun show- gets caught by TSA
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A Royal Malaysian Air Force Major doing training at a U.S. Air Force base in Texas was caught by TSA with a diassembled .22 caliber handgun concealed in his checked luggage on his way home to Malaysia from Texas.

He told the cops he packed it that way on purpose to avoid detection upon arrival in Malaysia.

More importantly, two vendors turned him down when he tried to buy a gun, but a third supposedly sold it to him without doing papperwork.

If true, we don't need vendors like the third one. Im surprised the antis aren't all over this and trying to use it to get rid of gun shows.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malays...possession
Quote:The RMAF man reportedly bought the pistol while attending a gun show in Sweetwater, Texas, with two other students from the Air Force base.

He told authorities two other vendors refused to sell him a gun since he was not a US citizen, but a third vendor did agree to sell him the weapon for US$200 (RM653), and the RMAF major said the vendor did not ask him to fill out any paper work.


http://www.bigcountryhomepage.com/story/...OibWPemF2A
Quote:On April 16, Mohd Faiz Bin Abdul Jalil was scheduled to fly from Mathis Field Airport in San Angelo, with a connecting flight in Dallas, and then from Dallas to Kuala Lumpur.

While a TSA agent was checking a bag and a box belonging to Jalil at the airport in San Angelo, the x-ray machine alerted the agent that something within the suitcase and the box was keeping the x-ray from seeing everything inside.

Upon opening the box, the agent located a round ice cooler, similar to ones found in hotel rooms, which contained a plastic hand weight. Within the hand weight was concealed the grip/receiver portion of a Taurus, PT-22, .22 caliber pistol.

The weight also contained a magazine containing eight .22 caliber bullets.

Within the suitcase, the agent found a corkscrew and can opener taped together, and between them was held the pistol’s barrel.

The remaining part of the pistol, the metal slide, was located within the wristband of a metal wrist watch housed inside a metal box contained in the suitcase
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I suppose we are now required to praise the TSA for being so diligent.
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#3
Something doesn't smell right here.

Is the TSA running a booth at a Texas gun show?

Until they arrest the vendor I'm gonna say this is a set-up.

I wish my government hadn't made me so cynical.
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Rik Bitter;141660 Wrote:Something doesn't smell right here.

Is the TSA running a booth at a Texas gun show?

Until they arrest the vendor I'm gonna say this is a set-up.

I wish my government hadn't made me so cynical.

According to the linked articles, the TSA x-ray machine at the airport alarmed for what was found to be a very dense ice bucket filled with various things. Upon inspection, the gun parts were found in the ice bucket and in his luggage.
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Rik Bitter;141660 Wrote:Until they arrest the vendor I'm gonna say this is a set-up.

I wish my government hadn't made me so cynical.

I hate to constantly wear the tinfoil but I'm right there with you. I am doing my best to hold off forming any kind of opinion until more facts come out (which isn't likely to happen). As usual there are too many questions to which answers will never see the light of day, instead it will be turned into a propaganda machine.
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LOL you guys take the time to post tin foil crap but actually reading the article is too much effort?

On Sunday, the RMAF confirmed that one of its officers had been detained last Wednesday by US officials at Texas’s San Angelo Airport for allegedly trying to smuggle a Taurus PT-22 pistol out of the US and back to Malaysia.

According to the report, a US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent found the gun after his suspicions were aroused following an X-ray scan of Major Mohd Faiz’s baggage.


The second link actually had the answer you seek right in the headline so no reading the article was even needed!

Malaysian Air Force Major Caught at San Angelo Airport Attempting to Smuggle Firearm
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Dave;141671 Wrote:LOL you guys take the time to post tin foil crap but actually reading the article is too much effort?

On Sunday, the RMAF confirmed that one of its officers had been detained last Wednesday by US officials at Texas’s San Angelo Airport for allegedly trying to smuggle a Taurus PT-22 pistol out of the US and back to Malaysia.

According to the report, a US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent found the gun after his suspicions were aroused following an X-ray scan of Major Mohd Faiz’s baggage.


The second link actually had the answer you seek right in the headline so no reading the article was even needed!

Malaysian Air Force Major Caught at San Angelo Airport Attempting to Smuggle Firearm

I was commenting on the SELLER of the handgun not being found or prosecuted. I get that they caught the guy who BOUGHT and tried to smuggle the pistol. Sheesh.
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Rik Bitter;141672 Wrote:
Dave;141671 Wrote:LOL you guys take the time to post tin foil crap but actually reading the article is too much effort?

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The second link actually had the answer you seek right in the headline so no reading the article was even needed!

...

I was commenting on the SELLER of the handgun not being found or prosecuted. I get that they caught the guy who BOUGHT and tried to smuggle the pistol. Sheesh.

As was I. One need look no further than Fast and Furious to find examples of dealers completing illegal sales at the request of the ATF. I wear the tinfoil because I find it odd that a dealer at a gun show would willingly execute such a sale. An average joe walking around the floor holding up a sign to sell stuff is a different story, but that isn't really what the article implies. So....more facts, which we will never see.
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I don't know the law in TX. In Virgina I can buy a pistol without a background check from my next door neighbor, as it should be. This guy, you me and everyone else, should be able to do the same. A vendor doesn't mean an FFL... If Texas has some illegal law requiring a background check then we need more vendors like the third who understands what "shall not be infringed" means. I also know of no other amendment that a foreigner isn't allowed to use. I didn't know they get suspended because you're from or live in another country or state than the one your in.

Lesson learned. Smuggle the receiver and mail the barrel.
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ExcelToExcel;141684 Wrote:In Virgina I can buy a pistol without a background check from my next door neighbor, as it should be.

You get no argument from me on the way things should be. From what I gather, Texas is the same as Virginia in that regard. But again, that is not what the article implies. I'm not saying the article is correct, just going off what the media is spinning.
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