CSGV Video gun purchases

In-Store video taping is normal. We are now living in a society that has constant eyes and they extend to the inside of gun stores for the most part and has no bearing on our rights. However this is not what CSGV is trying to say and what drove the last gun store out of SanFran: it is that every purchase must be video taped, attached to the particular sale and kept in a data base for Law Enforcement.

This costs money and I can imagine that the extra work went against the slim profit margin that the store had. Of course, the video taping itself does help as much as gun tracing does in solving crimes: zero. It is just another wound in the Death By Thousand Cuts that the Opposition loves to inflict.

Florida presented an interesting problem for WalMart when it made its deal with Bloomberg as we have a statute that forbids any database of firearms other than the Federal.

No state governmental agency or local government, special district, or other political subdivision or official, agent, or employee of such state or other governmental entity or any other person, public or private, shall knowingly and willfully keep or cause to be kept any list, record, or registry of privately owned firearms or any list, record, or registry of the owners of those firearms.
Florida Statutes 790.335 (2)

and

(4) PENALTIES.(a) Any person who, or entity that, violates a provision of this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

That is 5 years in prison and $5,000 in fines. No exception for people working for the government and no government funds can be used to pay the fines, they come out of their pockets.

I contacted Wal-Mart back when they made the deal with Bloomberg and MAIG (that is when MAIG allegedly was something of importance) and asked them how would they balance their compromise with the law, knowing what the law said and that they would end up placing workers in a position of breaking the law and ending up in prison or fined heavily.  What I got back was a terse email which basically stated that they abide by the laws of the State of Florida while doing their corporate best to assure customer safety. My take is that somebody in legal told them “Y’all done screw up. Can’t force the minions to do database or we will get sued for forcing our workers to break the law. Don’t say squat and don’t do that sh** either.”

If I were a suspicious man, I would bet that Wal-Mart dropped or never quite implemented the Bloomberg deal other than keeping video unattached to any specific sales and for certain amount of time and only accessing it upon request of a LEO investigation which would be what anybody in any store of any kind of product sales would do.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

3 thoughts on “Videotaping of Firearms’ transactions. Not quite the benign deal.”
  1. There’s a case currently in PA of an Amish man suing the state over the photograph/video requirement to purchase a gun. He can possess one with his state-issued non-photo ID – he just can’t buy one without being photographed. IMHO that’s going to cause the state photo record law to come crashing down like a house of cards in a hurricane.

    Besides – have you seen the in-store surveillance video that gets released to the TV stations? “Have you seen this indistinguishable blob? If so, call the police at ….” Sure, they are developing CCTV that can distinguish between a gray and a black cat but it will cost tens of thousands of dollars that business will not pay.

    stay safe.

  2. I’m getting pretty close to never having to buy any more guns, at least before the civil war. Americans should get similarly prepared, because this gun ban is going to happen, one way or another.

  3. I hope they get sued,if this is the way they want to do business,then they lost mine.I don’t buy many guns but when I do it is no ones business.If they due ever ban guns that is not all that it will ban,it will be a ban on rights.

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