Couple purchased government surplus storage containers but turned out they... weren't empty

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Gee, where could these have come from?

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Guessing there’s a little more to the story, based on the search warrant. Sounds like there was a suspicion this might have happened before, perhaps?

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Alls well that ends well. /s

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Aren’t guns legal in Texas?

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You never know what you’re gonna find stored in a government warehouse…

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What a great country. You can buy anything here. Voting machines, military grade weapons, even avocado toast.

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They will be lucky if the no one tries to prosecute them for illegal possession of automatic weapons.

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I’m guessing the search warrant was to make sure the rest were empty in an expedited manner.

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That and typical bureaucratic ass covering. Someone is going to catch big trouble for this. They don’t want them to get away with it because they didn’t have a warrant to find the guns (even though the people who bought the surplus storage boxes willingly turned them over to BATF).

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“Sorry, these are reserved for the Taliban and Mexican drug cartels”

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Now the question comes up, how many of these cases had been sold to other, less forthcoming individuals who simply viewed their new (illegal) automatic weapons as a windfall?

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Oh man, that is the kind of thing that will end you up in military prison for such a screw up. Unless it was an inside job to try to smuggle out weapons to the black market -and then it is going to be a huge deal.

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Not to stereotype Texans but I’m pleasantly surprised they notified the authorities. Good for them.

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If that map included CIA interventions other than bombings and **assassination plots, you’d see more than a few locations marked up in the US.

*** or maybe…

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I know, right? It’s hilarious that by sticking to those two data points it appears that nearly all of North America is a peaceful oasis.

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I hope they at least get a finders fee for all their trouble.

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When the ATF guy shows up, he needs to be like “Hmm… [grimaces] see, thing is… [runs finger over a small scratch on one of the guns] once you open the box, the collectible value goes way down. Best I can do is fifty bucks.”

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There’s just something about a man in a tank top and cowboy hat.