The Denver FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force is handing out the above flyer to Military Surplus Stores in Colorado and mostly likely across the United States! Now it includes the purchase of popular preparedness items and firearm accessories. Now it states that the store owners should ‘report’ these ‘suspicious’ people and that they could be potential terrorists. Store owners should keep records and report people who buy these items:
Weatherproofed ammunition or match containers Meals Ready to Eat Night Vision Devices; night flashlights; gas masks High capacity magazines Bi-pods or tri-pods for rifles”
The FBI handout which is entitles ‘Communities Against Terrorsim: Potential Indicators of Terrorist Activities Related to Military Surplus Stores’ & it instructs owners to:
Require valid ID from all new customers. Keep records of purchases. Talk to customers, ask questions, and listen to and observe their responses. Watch for people and actions that are out of place. Make note of suspicious statements, people, and /or vehicles.
“If something seems wrong; notify law enforcement authorities.” The handout also goes on and saying about considering anyone as ‘suspicious’ when they demand identity privacy or anyone who expresses extreme religious statements and anyone who makes Anti-Government statements.
The ‘Communities Against Terrorism’ flyer continues by stating:
Preventing terrorism is a community effort. By learning what to look for, you can make a contribution in fighting against terrorism. The partnership between the community and law enforcement is essential to the success of stoping terrorist attacks.
Some of the activities could be innocent but must be examined by law enforcement professionals in a larger content to determine whether there is a basis to investigate. The activities outlined in this handout are by no means the actual activities of a terrorists but a compiled list of events which have happened over several years.
The handout encourages surplus store owners and employees to provide information on suspicious customers by calling the Denver Joint Terrorism Task Force or the Colorado Information Analysis Center. This handout is identical to the one that was issued by the FBI to the gun stores in Connecticut and Utah. (PDF)
They also talk about targeting the very common and poplar preparedness items such as Meals Ready to Eat (MRE’s) as potential indicators of terrorist activities. This is just getting out of hand.. I find that completely wrong and against our civil liberties. The above photo is the exact one that has been handed out to these stores in Colorado but it’s exactly the same as the ones that have been handed out in other states by the Joint Terrorism Task Force. If you seen another copy of this letter, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org And Remember this; You are not a terrorist if you would like to prepare for the upcoming economic collapse of the US and the food shortage that will be effecting everyone. Just because you want to protect your family and your home, doesn’t mean you will commit a crime or a terrorist attack. This is getting out of hand and our government thinks we are all terrorists…Don’t say I didn’t tell you so!
UPDATE: FBI officials and SWAT teams seized guns, body armor and MREs, or ready-to-eat meals during the raid of a Las Vegas Gun and Safe Store.. (Link)