From: Somewhere Texas
Last week I purchased 2000 gallons of diesel for my home tanks and 3000 pounds of ammonia nitrate fertilizer.
Today, I got a visit from the ATF.
Now, we are standing at the barn, the tractor, pickup and two surplus military trucks are parked in plain view.
Here are the questions:
1) Why did you purchase so much diesel fuel?
Answer: everything I own but the chain saws use diesel.
2) And the fertilizer?
Answer: Want to plant alfalfa, summer rye, and coastal hay.
3) According to your own statement, you did not purchase fertilizer last year.
Answer: We were still in a drought status last year, did not try to plant anything.
4) I noticed on the county records, you have four wells on the property, are you saying you did not irrigate?
Answer: This is west texas, the water table is not constant, when it is really dry the water is deeper, and I could not afford to have the wells deepened. However, if I make enough off the extra hay, I might just do that.
5) So, you are saying that you have no intent other than agricultural for these purchases?
Answer: If I had some intent other than agricultural, do you really think I would have used my fucking debit card which can be traced back to me to buy the diesel and fertilizer? Does the ATF, and by extension, Department of Homeland Security think that domestic terrorists are that fucking stupid?
Statement: Sir, if you persist with the antagonistic attitude, I can have a few more agents out here within the hour to search the property.
Answer: Hold on while I make a call to a friend of mine, a constitutional law attorney, he is going to love you guys.
At that point he concluded the interview and left.
It seems that other than myself, four neighbors (one an assistant police chief in town) also were visited by the ATF.
It seems that we may be considered possible threats to national security due to the purchases of standard farm supplies.
Wait until next month, all of us have large limestone boulders we want to break up for paving material, we were thinking of jointly renting a piece of contstruction equipment with a hydraulic chisel like thing to break em up.
We are now thinking that explosives may be more fun.
Boy, it sure would be nice if we had some grenades, don't you think?
You cannot control who comes into your life, but you can control which airlock you throw them out of.
Paranoid Paramilitary Gun Loving Conspiracy Theorist AND EQUAL OPPORTUNI