You Are Never In More Danger Than When The Police Get Involved

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago

Ammoland.

Moran ordered “fuel filters” from an advertisement on Instagram. When the package arrived from China, it had two items that looked more like silencers to him than fuel filters.

Moran went to a friend at NAPA Auto Parts who explained to him that these items were not actually fuel filters, that he knew others who had mistakenly ordered them, and that he should get rid of them.

The next day, Moran voluntarily surrendered these “fuel filters” to the Carlstadt Police Department.

New Jersey law,NJS 2C:39-12, specifically encourages the voluntary surrender of silencers and other regulated items to the police and grants immunity for such voluntary surrender.

While voluntarily surrendering these items, Moran told the Carlstadt detective that he had made two purchases of which he received only one and that he was canceling the second order.

Moran notified the China-based Instagram vendor, PayPal, and his bank to cancel the second order and payment. He also alerted the US Post Office that he refuses delivery of any package from this seller.

He did all the upstanding things, didn’t he?

To his surprise, approximately 10 days later, a second package still arrived at his home. He immediately put the box in his car and drove directly to the police station to voluntarily surrender it, as he had done with the first purchase.

After parking at the borough hall, he proceeded to walk up to the police department located there. Before entering the building, however, a cadre of Federal and State Government agents stopped and arrested him.

Mr. Moran is represented by the law firm of Evan F. Nappen Attorney at Law PC.

Attorney Evan Nappen stated, “In other words, in response to Moran’s initiating contact with law enforcement, voluntarily surrendering a package of questionable ‘fuel filters’ that he received, informing the authorities about a second potential package, and doing everything that he could to stop its delivery – Government surveilled him, followed him, and set up a trap to arrest him.”

After the arrest, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella quickly issued a news release painting Moran as an “international arms-trafficker” who “smuggled” contraband into the country.

Meanwhile, Antifa/BLM continues to engage unmolested in murder, threats, arson, destruction of public and private property, illegal arms trafficking, and insurrection.


Comments

  1. On October 22, 2020 at 1:08 am, Nosmo said:

    This sounds like a classic “Catch 22” situation – follow the black-letter law and turn them in, get arrested for possession and trafficking. Do nothing, throw them in a box in the garage, get arrested for possession and trafficking. Tie them to a concrete block, throw them in a deep part of the Atlantic Ocean, get arrested for trafficking and destruction of evidence because USPS, credit card and shipping records document the ordering, shipping and receipt.

    I looked at the linked “ad” and it seems like despite the attempted linking of the description to NAPA car parts, the phrase “Solvent Trap” is non-compatible with ‘Fuel Filter” and should be a red flag, but not everyone is well schooled on suppressors, etc.

    It appears that there’s no safe way out because “New Jersey”; once that mistake is made there’s no recovery possible.

  2. On October 22, 2020 at 5:59 am, Frank Clarke said:

    Forget it, Jake, it’s New Jersey.

  3. On October 22, 2020 at 6:05 am, Matt said:

    “ Meanwhile, Antifa/BLM continues to engage unmolested in murder, threats, arson, destruction of public and private property, illegal arms trafficking, and insurrection.”

    Partisan courts, selective prosecution, etc. are not only warning signs of civil conflict on the horizon, they’re also causing more and mote people to lose respect for and belief in the rule of “law”. Eventually, it will hit that certain point on the curve and escalate rapidly with things turning really ugly.

  4. On October 22, 2020 at 8:03 am, Fred said:

    What then, when a good faith effort is met by total wickedness?

  5. On October 22, 2020 at 8:48 am, Ned2 said:

    New Jersey has a total disregard for the law. I used to travel through years ago on a regular basis, and even with a firearm locked in a box and separate from any ammo, I could have been arrested and detained, despite federal law allowing me to do so.

    There are other parts of the country that have a similar disregard for your rights. Be careful.

  6. On October 22, 2020 at 10:40 am, John said:

    The Kenyan established and confirmed that there are two distinct sets of laws in existence.
    If you are not protected by belonging to the special and protected class in clear support of
    this (il)legal dichotomy, you are a target of opportunity for prosecution and persecution.
    Logic tells us that when there are two sets of laws, there are no laws. Be warned.

  7. On October 22, 2020 at 10:40 am, T said:

    It’s shit like this that gives doing the right thing a bad name. I wouldn’t blame him for throwing his name in the defund overzealous keystone cops.

  8. On October 22, 2020 at 11:21 am, X said:

    Cops and prosecutors are scum. They will always try to entrap low-hanging fruit rather than go after actual criminals. Actual criminals are dangerous. It’s easier and safer for them to go after some law-abiding white guy as they’re goldbricking and getting obscene salaries and pensions and early retirements.

  9. On October 22, 2020 at 11:40 am, Les Deplorable said:

    In my somewhat cynical opinion, most police are basically lazy. Why put out the effort to go after potential criminals, where there is a chance they might get hurt or killed, when they can just target law-abiding citizens who pose no threat? Their statistics look the same – an arrest is an arrest. The politicians involved in this scam then get to virtue-signal that they are “doing something” about crime without needlessly bothering any of our peaceful rioters. “Law enforcement” in this country has become meaningless theater.

  10. On October 22, 2020 at 11:56 am, Sisu said:

    @ “X”, I was going to make the same comment – well said. … It’s an easy “win” and “excuse for OT, especially when wanting to boost ‘final years’ comp for the ‘pension benefit’ calc.

  11. On October 22, 2020 at 1:40 pm, Kaiserworks said:

    Antifa and blm get one thing right, the ‘state’ has to be burned to the ground. There is no reforming or voting it right at this point.

  12. On October 22, 2020 at 2:43 pm, Ned said:

    Facebook is making money advertising these Chinese suppressors.

    Mr. Guns & Gear purchased and registered one of these as a legal suppressor. He tested it on his YouTube channel, and the review was quickly removed by YT for somehow violating TOS.

    FWIW, it appears that Facebook is in on this scam with the government, and Google will censor info regarding the entrapment scheme.

  13. On October 23, 2020 at 5:25 am, Jimmy the Saint said:

    @X: “Cops and prosecutors are scum. They will always try to entrap low-hanging fruit rather than go after actual criminals. Actual criminals are dangerous. It’s easier and safer for them to go after some law-abiding white guy as they’re goldbricking and getting obscene salaries and pensions and early retirements.”

    Actual criminals also pay bribes/street taxes to keep operating. Law abiding normies don’t.

  14. On October 23, 2020 at 9:01 am, David H said:

    A related post from Angelo Codevilla: https://amgreatness.com/2020/10/22/the-police-and-us/

  15. On October 23, 2020 at 12:28 pm, BillBoy said:

    Big Country touches on this here: https://bigcountryexpatoriginal.blogspot.com/2020/10/how-to-guide.html
    It was on WRSA.
    He’s a bit extreme but he’s dead on.

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