The website Activist Post has an interesting story up this week about an alleged visit paid to a Columbia, S.C. gun shop by a federal counterterrorism official.

According to witnesses, the agent “pulled up in a regular vehicle in plain clothes and took a look around the shop as if he were considering a purchase.”

“Never in a million years would I have thought this guy was a fed,” one witness said. “He was in a completely normal vehicle. Regular clothes. Everything. I would have thought this guy was just some down home country boy.”

Ho-hum, right? Right. Federal agents snoop on gun sales all the time – it’s just another part of the “New Normal” in what used to be the land of the free.

What made this report interesting, though, was the alleged focus of this agent’s attention: “down home terrorism.”

“If you see some Middle Eastern guy come in. You don’t have to be so worried about that,” the agent is alleged to have told the store owner. “What we’re really looking for are people talking about being sovereign such as sovereign citizens or people talking about big government.”

Hmmmm …

The agent then reportedly left this flyer with the store owner …

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gun flyer

(Pic via Activist Post)

We reached out to several federal law enforcement sources in South Carolina who confirmed counterterrorism officials were regularly monitoring firearm sales in the state’s capital city.

Our sources also said these monitoring efforts included the assessment of “evolving threats” that could conceivably include “McVeigh-style agitators,” a reference to Timothy McVeigh, the perpetrator of the April 19, 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

This website has consistently opposed efforts to erode Americans’ Second Amendment freedoms. In fact we have argued in favor of civil disobedience of restrictive gun laws.