On the morning of January 23, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agents along with Bernalillo County sheriff's deputies raided the home of Robert Adams in the 3400 block of Haines Avenue NE, in Albuquerque, NM.
Federal agents reportedly seized nearly 1,500 firearms, mostly handguns from Adams' private collection.
Four search warrants filed Thursday show the HSI investigators seized nearly 900 firearms from Adams' home. There were 548 handguns and 317 rifles listed in the warrant return inventory.
They also searched his office that day taking 599 pistols and revolvers.
KOAT reports: An affidavit alleges Adams smuggled hundreds of handguns, rifles and accessories into the country from Canada to evade taxes.
Federal search warrants state that Adams' weapons are "not properly marked possibly to make the guns more valuable and to avoid paying high import taxes."
However, Adams has not actually been charged with anything, though DHS claims they have "been watching Adams for years," and the case is still under investigation.
This seizure seems to be a clear violation of not only New Mexico state law, but the U.S. Constitution as well.
Kurt Nimmo of Infowars.com states:
New Mexico does not regulate or specifically restrict the possession of firearms. Owners are not required to register or license firearms with the state.
"No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms," Article 2, Section 6 of the state constitution reads.
Gun collectors are protected under the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986. The law states that a firearms dealer is defined as a person who is selling guns for profit or livelihood. Unlicensed individuals are allowed to sell firearms from their private collection without performing a background check on the buyer.
Government gun-grabbers call this the "Gun Show Loophole" and have declared they will outlaw the practice and close down gun shows around the country.
This case should send chills up the spine of every law-abiding gun owner in the United States...
The feds have broken into this man's home and office and seized his entire collection of firearms, all without charging him with a single violation.
The vast majority of what Adams had was semi-automatic pistols and revolvers...So, are handguns now considered "assault weapons" now as well?
Was the Obama administration worried that this private gun collector may, at some point, help arm law-abiding Americans?
Of course, the answers to these questions will never be provided by the Obama administration, because they will never be asked by the mainstream press which has reduced themselves to nothing more than propagandists.
Va. legislators tell Obama the state will not enforce any gun-grabbing measures