Originally Posted by Black Blade
That's always been my problem with the "Citadel" concept is that "someone" is in charge of the community. I don't know the man but history has plenty of examples of so called "benevolent dictators" who don't turn out so benevolent. Sounds kind of like a new "Mount Carmel" Waco in the making to me. Think I'll pass regardless.
You beat me to the punch ! about the Citadel sounding like a New
Mount Carmel. The more I hear about it the more Im convinced, and it just so happens to have a convicted felon on the neighboring property, Could this just be an innnocent fluke that a convicted felon lives next to shall we say a secretive style armed compound or is there more to it. and to get a FFL to boot. I hate to speculate things, but in this case how can you not.
Usally the ATF is quite detailed in thier investigations who gets to manufacture firearms. Now by having a manufacturing Lic as most know that means ATF can ring your bell anytime any day at any hour, and its adviseable that you comply. Now From what I gather on the few tidbits of information,I doubt that the goverment would issue a FFL maufacturing License to an
organaztion that is or may claim to be sovergin nation. espically making AR15s and 1911's. there is alot of grey area here, in fact Id say blacked out even. When I get a feeling that something isnt right I;m usally right. And the only sovergin nations I know of that are allowed in the United States are Native American Reservations. And Forgin embasies. to me this whole situation seems a bit on the shagy side. And hers another question to ponder, ok they are going to manufacture weapons to sell to the public, they will have to follow all state and federal guidelines as we know. But someone whom is building this type of compound ( lack of a better word) is surely going to draw major attention to itself, and not to mention honest law abiding gun owners. My thinking is if you are going to have one of these types of communties why in the hell would you apply for an FFL manufactures license, that puts you right squre under the goverment microscope! YOu have the right as a citizan to make any singleshot or semi automatic firearm as long as you follow the rules that is set forth by ATF. So I would not see the readon for haveing a FFL other than to raise money for thier cause. which again will draw attention from those boys with the nicely gold shelds from washington and thier local field offices. Ive got a bad feeling about this one guys, Its beginning to sound as if they are gearing up for trouble and they will face it head on I have no doubt the actions of this group are less than honorable.....Doc