Trap? You be the Judge

Recently, I decided to plan another firearm purchase. Upon my usual browsing, I will glance through Acadmey Sports and a few other places including the range but this time something was ‘big-time’ off!

When I was browsing at Acadmey there sat a nice woman, well kept (I could tell by conversation was law-enforcement, military, or prior to that anyway). After, we talked for a little while, of course concerning firearms and what not, you could see things were out of place.

Two genetlman stayed real close to us after she told me she was waiting for her background check to come back. Well… this lady had been waiting some time for her background check to come back and I had found one I liked and was in line behind her.

Well, 30 mins had gone by and that was concerning because, mine always come back within a minute at tops. Well she began to tell me how she smoked medical canibus and she had been arrested, and she lied on the background check .

She also insisted she would purchase a firearm illegally if she could not get it today. After she told me this… as two guys tightly dressed who been there for sometime, almost breathing on my neck looking at me, I would not do this and told her how misrepresenting this background check was a felony offense. Even had they not been there I would have said the same.

Trust me, I’m not pulling out my side piece and saying,“Here you wanna buy this one!”

But whats concerning is, I know this staff at Acadamey, and not one was back in the Gun section and most concerning is the woman who was “performing the background checks” was mad that I told her about what this woman just had told me, almost as if she was very pissed!

She said," KNOW we are taking care of it! and went on to tell me how she was an “expert” in this matter! :confused:

I still called Shreveport Police because, I am not being “responsible”!

BUT I KNOW THIS WAS A SET UP! YOU CAN TELL ME ALL DAY I AM OVER THINKING IT BUT TRUST ME, IF YOU WERE THERE YOU WOULD SEE!

BECAREFUL, I have no clue what Law enforcment agency it was, and I would not have done anything different had it not been, but just the duty to inform the police is crucial!

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Some shady stuff going on out there! If you’re not being physically mugged you’re being psyched! Always on guard!
On second thought, with gas prices and inflation…just kidding! No one can afford my price! Not even Elon Musk! OK, maybe Scarlett Johansson!
Still kidding!

TRAP, she had me at cannabis. Out of my area of expertise. I don’t need to hear anymore. Get up step outside or cancel my transaction, don’t like the company they keep, whether they were there to trap someone and they were legit or they were lowlifes, not interested!

What would have happened had you secretly called 911? Would have been a real scene when you blew their cover, just sitting there innocently as all parties have to reveal their badges! That could have gone viral!

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Glad you escaped from the Academy Bizarro World.
It’s a shame there’s people making a living off the taxpayer, trying to trap the taxpayer, and guaranteed better benefits that the private sector folks.

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I prefer buying from a real gun shop instead of a big box store. You might spend a few dollars more, but they are generally more knowledgeable and will be helpful when there are slight differences between models or brands. You can also develop a relationship with the owner and ask them to let you know if something you’re after gets traded in for example. Time is money and I see value in the relationship and feel paying a few bucks more is worth it for the knowledge gained.

The situation you walked into would have been unlikely at the small shop I frequent. Plus the owner is good at making expressions as a heads up alerting you to people who are out of place.

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@Scott52 my life is crazy! And I believe it to be because of standing up for our rights is why I endure such hardships.

Wish I would have done what you said and recorded it! That would have been GREAT!

But don’t fret guys @Barry54 , @mattm included. I ended up going to a gun shop!

and I usually do!

@Barry54 , and I do have a great relationship with a few gun shop owners. I never thought about asking about the trade in deal! That is WONDERFUL ADVISE! Now that is how you get your hands on some good pieces!

Have you ran across any cool stuff doing that?

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Too much weirdness. I have left a firearms store I felt uncomfortable in. One the owner was a little bit too 2A hip (yes, one can be.) That was about 25 years ago. The owner reminded me of the surplus store owner in the movie “Falling Down.” I don’t think he was racist, but did appear to be a little off and ran hot. In the situation that situation you were in leaving may have garnered unwanted attention too.

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Most of our gear has been bought from the range we are members of. They have decently stocked store(s) and have come to know us pretty well.
They are also real good at spotting and being proper with the
quite not right people.

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