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Old 10-06-2016, 06:52 AM
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Default Feds urge local police to scan license plates of gun show attendees

Well I guess this should not be that big of a surprise

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/10/...#ixzz4M9jfSDQ9
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Not sure why this would be an issue? They scan them everywhere else you are parked already.
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Alot of off duty leo's are at the shows up here all the time
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Originally Posted by TorFed View Post
Not sure why this would be an issue? They scan them everywhere else you are parked already.
Understand that, looking for warrants and then moving on, however here it sounds like gun show attendee's information is being keep in a data base for who know who.
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Local police officers are allegedly scanning the license plate numbers of people attending gun-shows per the request of the federal government

Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/10/...#ixzz4MJji5cIN


Seems they have no hard evidence so this is a non story
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I always drive my wife's car to gun shows. It's registered in her name.
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Would not doubt it. If you leave the house in a car these days you will be scanned a few times before getting home. This is a new thread EVERYWHERE!

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Would not doubt it. If you leave the house in a car these days you will be scanned a few times before getting home. This is a new thread EVERYWHERE!

My car is registered with the state so what's the big deal if the scan my plate? They already have my info and I don't have any outstanding warrants.
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I'd prefer my tax dollars not be spent this way but since it's publicly displayed information I expect it's within their authority. If it shows up on a ballot, I'd vote for it but only if they immediately discarded the data on cars that did not present issues.
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They are scanning everybody and then the system notifies them if there are any violations, unpaid tickets, outstanding warrants, etc. I guess not that big of a deal but I have read that instead of just scanning Hit or Miss they are also keeping the information along with the location and then building a database of all drivers. That’s freaky and should not be allowed.
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Originally Posted by David B. View Post
They are scanning everybody and then the system notifies them if there are any violations, unpaid tickets, outstanding warrants, etc. I guess not that big of a deal but I have read that instead of just scanning Hit or Miss they are also keeping the information along with the location and then building a database of all drivers. That’s freaky and should not be allowed.
Do you know how many cars a cop passes a day and to keep and track that much information would be nearly impossible. The part about looking for warrants makes sense but other then that its just doesn't add up.
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Here in COlumbia SC they ahve unmarked cars with teh scanners in them running up and down the aisles on the big parking lots all the time. They arent even like unmarked police cars either, any kind of cars have the scanners in them and they arent being driven by police officers, its like they sub contract this out. If you didnt notice them driving up and down the aisles then look for the scanners you would never know it was being done.
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Its a revenue generator..... expired plates, expired licenses, warrants etc etc

The cop cars around here that have them "scanners" are very busy being not far from the bigger city. The cops like them because its basically automatic when the computer scans cars passing by them, they don't even have to look at the car, alert pops up on the screen. Pretty sure all it does is scan the plate, and if there is no issue it just goes right into standby/search mode again.

I have zero issues with it since I keep all my stuff in check - and it cuts down on dirtbags running around lawlessly. YMMV
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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
Do you know how many cars a cop passes a day and to keep and track that much information would be nearly impossible. The part about looking for warrants makes sense but other then that its just doesn't add up.
GPS info can be taken alongside the picture. Not that hard to do
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Those scanners are connected to a mainframe and recorded then checked for violations . It started here with trucks and now has lead to all motor vehicles . But not all leo's have the scanners it is coming just big brother looking after you.
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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
Do you know how many cars a cop passes a day and to keep and track that much information would be nearly impossible. The part about looking for warrants makes sense but other then that its just doesn't add up.
Yet some seem to do it. I think it was the ACLU who did a report not all that long ago. There is no one retention policy, some don't keep, some keep for 48 hours, some kept for 5 years, many didn't say what they did, etc*

* I'm going on memory here but Google is your friend if interested in learning more.
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everyone knows this is where Thugs with registered and insured vehicles go to get their leagal purchased GATS............ easy pickings for the po po
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Whatever is fine with me. Hell, I'll call them and let them know that I'll be there if they want to know. As a matter of fact they can just pencil me in as a "planning on attending" every time the local one comes.

I don't carry into the show and always have cash on me at the show so the more police the better.

I'm betting they net 0 bad guys with this operation. People somehow think that gun shows are thug gatherings with people handing out automatic weapons to shady characters. For those that don't know, it is not. The clientele is the same that you would see at your local bass pro on a Saturday afternoon.
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