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https://www.yahoo.com/news/airport-exec ... 16972.html

Kinda creepy, given the 'overkill' so often politically motivated...
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It is a curious one. 6AM warrant, was he a bad guy or did he believe that he was the victim of a home invasion?
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Wonder what he knew that they didn't want anyone else to know?
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AJMD429 wrote: Wed Mar 20, 2024 5:31 pm .
https://www.yahoo.com/news/airport-exec ... 16972.html

Kinda creepy, given the 'overkill' so often politically motivated...
His guns. They stole his guns and shot him in the head. Simple home invasion stuff, nothing to see here
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A white man with guns, property, Republican affiliation, money and in a controlling position with his job has the biggest target known to mankind on his back, front, and his head.

He probably was caught in a government set up with a machine gun or a silencer to which the Feds will reap a few million in profit…..no different than Trump after the crooked DA and the crooked mayor seize Trump Tower and load it up with disease ridden infected AIDS trash from south of the border.
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I have come to just love Sixgun's angle on things :wink:
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Bronco wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2024 12:40 pm I have come to just love Sixgun's angle on things :wink:
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Well, the guy died in the hospital so there's little likelihood that we'll ever know the truth.
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Walt wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2024 7:11 pm Well, the guy died in the hospital so there's little likelihood that we'll ever know the truth.
the truth is they stole his guns. they were observed with steel cutting equipment and tools for ripping up the house. they were observed carting guns from the house to a trailer or vehicle. the truth is they stole his guns.

they killed the guy and stole his guns. is there some other explanation that fits the reported facts?

there is a long history of this, it's not a one-off
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https://www.kark.com/crime/released-sea ... alinowski/

Released search warrant affidavit shows details of ATF case against Little Rock airport executive Bryan Malinowski


In the heavily redacted warrant affidavit, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives claims that Bryan Malinowski purchased numerous firearms that he resold without a firearm dealer’s license.

Bryan Malinowski, the Little Rock airport executive shot by ATF agents, dies from injuries
According to the warrant, Malinowski purchased more than 150 guns between May 2021 and Feb. 27, 2024, which he then resold.

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https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads ... U0Uwd2cyaw

It is of course obvious its bogus and a conspiracy since its heavily redacted,...or, its an ongoing investigation with others still being investigated or to be soon charged or apprehended and they arent letting out details which would compromise that.
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Grizz wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2024 9:44 pm
Walt wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2024 7:11 pm Well, the guy died in the hospital so there's little likelihood that we'll ever know the truth.
the truth is they stole his guns. they were observed with steel cutting equipment and tools for ripping up the house. they were observed carting guns from the house to a trailer or vehicle. the truth is they stole his guns.

they killed the guy and stole his guns. is there some other explanation that fits the reported facts?

there is a long history of this, it's not a one-off
And any of this is unusual in a case with a warrant and related to trafficking in guns?
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And any of this is unusual in a case with a warrant and related to trafficking in guns?
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It sends a message. actual real criminals traffic in guns every day, without the jackboot type atf response. in the days of every crooked political crime family skating with millions in loot, and a criminal atty gen looting a citizen of millions to cripple his presidential run, and millions of bad guys getting a free pass into the country by the same crime family in the command center, and the doj acting exactly like copy-cat stalins and hitlers, it makes it extremely difficult to see the atf thrill killing one lone guy with accusations and bullets, and not suspect that it's more of the same criminal behavior we see across the board at every level of government. warrants are fairy tales in some cases, and bald-face lies in recent history, there is no presumption of innocence or integrity on the part of any government agency or institution.

is this a case of knights in spotless shining armor defending the homeland from one lone criminal? or is this a case of a coverup of some deeper conflict? it's hard to know, but I no longer believe anything any agency of any government level says or does. it would take the testimony of more than a few unimpeachable witnesses to convince me anything that they do or say might actually be True.
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From the WP:

"An Arkansas airport director who was fatally wounded in a shootout with federal agents earlier this week was being investigated for illegal arms sales, according to unsealed court documents.
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"According to the unsealed and partly redacted affidavit from ATF, Malinowski bought more than 150 guns between May 2021 and February 2024, which he resold without a license. The unsealed affidavit was first reported by local media on Thursday.
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"Six of the weapons were recovered after being linked to a crime, while three others were purchased during undercover operations. Malinowski bought the guns legally but checked a box confirming they were for his own use, the affidavit said.

"The case against him began when Canadian police officials received a photograph of weapons from a confidential informant. The serial numbers of some of the firearms were visible and passed to U.S. authorities, who were able to trace multiple weapons back to Malinowski, according to the affidavit.

"The affidavit was included in an application for a search warrant to investigate charges of dealing in firearms without a license and the unlawful acquisition of a firearm.'

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win40-82 wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 11:52 am Can you say Randy Weaver?
Yeah that is what I was thinking. He probably could have been arrested without gun fire. I bet we don’t get to see any body cam footage.
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https://youtu.be/dgsbke7y1Xs?si=ORcZ5e5q3-ReqfXA

Now it's a homicide. (Armed Attorneys podcast).
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Devils advocate here-
Maybe, just maybe he was a bad guy and he was trafficking guns? I know, I know....

Agreed its most likely he could have been apprehended without gun play.
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More coming out...

https://www.youtube.com/live/VH1oYJvWMf ... d6c4i2vaTN

...a very redacted warrant, but at least it has some added info.

Sounds like he:

> bought a lot of guns (not a crime).
> selected them online and had them shipped to a local FFL (not a crime).
> bought multiple firearms of the same model (not a crime, but a soft sign he could be reselling vs collecting).
> bought at least one gun later found to be used in a crime (not a crime but a soft sign of potential poor diligence in reselling).

So selling a few guns off and on, that might be collectibles bought and held as investments, or guns used and sold as used, is not what it looks like he was doing.

BUT...he also:

> offered to obtain new firearms that buyers wanted, that would be easily available at FFL dealers, which isn't a typical 'occasional sale' or 'collection liquidation' behavior.
> didn't do any 'paperwork', which may not be illegal but is also a soft sign of poor diligence.
> bought new firearms that were not particularly scarce models, and often resold them within just a few days, which is not illegal, but his behavior more typical of a dealer than a collector.
> sold in several states, which wouldn't be legal.

So, as much as I think the 1934 and1968 and 1986 laws are mostly wrong,and much federal enforcement activity is misdirected for political reasons or just low-hanging fruit, it does look like this dude was essentially engaging in a business-level of firearms sales. He probably sold far more firearms than my local FFL does...!

My question is WHY would he be doing that...?

a) money - he had a good job, and likely wasn't making enough profit on these sales to get out of significant debt.
b) principle - 'trying to arm the citizenry' in some sense might be noble, but it is a bit odd someone in his position would devote that much effort to such a cause, and particularly if you were aware that it might endanger his career or put him in legal jeopardy (and it is hard to believe he would not have been aware of that he was pushing boundaries to say the least). He also surely would realize that for every 'patriot' he would somehow benevolently arm, he would be arming several ne'er-do-well types.
c) an investigation - as a participant in a 'sting' of some sort, cooperating either voluntarily, or under pressure, to catch bad guys.
d) defiance - perhaps just enjoying the idea of a criminal side-life. Kind of a psychopathic double-life. Perhaps crazy, or on drugs.

In less than three years he ran through 150 new guns bought then quickly sold, which is not the behavior of a typical collector, even one who is fickle and buys stuff they realize they can't afford.

None of this clarifies what happened on the 'raid day'. It would fit 'd' if he was crazy or on drugs and wanted to go out in a blaze of glory. Certainly he was someone easily found and arrested without a nighttime (6 am is essentially 'nighttime' for many people, who would be asleep and slow to get to the door and potentially in fear and disoriented) raid and the risk to him, officers, and bystanders, so it still seems odd they didn't snag him at work, or while driving since he had a tracker on his vehicle, and seemed to have a habit of erratic driving.

However these days strange things happen, so I have to wonder if it was 'c', but if so then why would he be sacrificed versus protected...??? Did he know something he shouldn't...?

Sad to have to be so skeptical, and it may well be he was crazy, but looks like he truly WAS doing bad stuff, unless it was under the direction of an investigation of some sort.
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It sounds as if he was knowingly playing a very dangerous game.

It doesn't sound like he was making huge money doing this, so why?

And while it doesn't seem like he was specifically marketing to criminals,
it doesn't sound like he was making any effort to care whether or
not he was selling to prohibited persons.

The ATF historically takes a very dim view of people dealing in firearms
without a license. That many guns in that period of time would definitely
get some attention from the ATF.

I'm left with one question:

Why? He HAD to know he was twisting the ATF's tail.

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He may have been friends with Bill and Killary and was coaxed by the left to exploit gun laws so that they could justify closing the "Loop Hole" as they like to call it.
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horsesoldier03 wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 7:27 pmHe may have been friends with Bill and Killary and was coaxed by the left to exploit gun laws so that they could justify closing the "Loop Hole" as they like to call it.
Now that's some real conspiracy stuff right there! And they certainly don't have to worry about him rattin' out their part in it!
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Griff wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 8:45 pm
horsesoldier03 wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 7:27 pmHe may have been friends with Bill and Killary and was coaxed by the left to exploit gun laws so that they could justify closing the "Loop Hole" as they like to call it.
Now that's some real conspiracy stuff right there! And they certainly don't have to worry about him rattin' out their part in it!
Sadly, these days that's the kind of perspective we tend to have, given the past few decades.

Of course I guess world history shows that such corruption/conspiracy has been the norm ever since the first cave men formed a tribe and had a leader... :|
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I lived for 6 years in a "democratic socialist republic." I swear that the longer I am back in the U.S.A. the more it feels like I have returned to Africa! The money being de-valued is a big one. Where I was the money lost so much value that they removed a couple zero's on it so they wouldn't have to print bigger bills. In 2015 it lost 50% overnight!

The electric grid not able to keep up with demand. Shortages of goods coming into the country. Controlling what is printed and broadcast. Etc. etc. etc. etc. .... it's all happening here. I never thought I would see it.

About the only difference is in Africa .. or at least in parts of Africa .. the average person can afford a politician. Here you can only afford a politician if you are an international corporation.
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I'm surprised they didn't try and label it as a suicide! :o :shock: :?
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A lot of show ... 6am, no knock warrant. They wanted him to react like it was a break in ... which any normal person would have assumed without the chance to look out the front window and see the hardware parked on his lawn. There was no reason to go at this guy like that other than to send a message.
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Griff wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 8:45 pm
horsesoldier03 wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 7:27 pmHe may have been friends with Bill and Killary and was coaxed by the left to exploit gun laws so that they could justify closing the "Loop Hole" as they like to call it.
Now that's some real conspiracy stuff right there! And they certainly don't have to worry about him rattin' out their part in it!
Looks like I might be half right!

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On the surface the dude was a productive member of society with a somewhat high-profile job

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From what I've seen, assuming it's true, I have NO problem with them going after the guy. It's people like him (allegedly) that hurt all gun owners and innocent victims.

That said, I'm completely opposed to the punitive, high profile method they used. There's countless other ways they could have handled it rather than the way they did. This way had the highest percentage of turning out... exactly the way it did. Perhaps that was the idea.
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