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    http://www.abc3340.com/news/stories/0309/601455.html wrote:
    A doctor who had been sanctioned by Arkansas' medical board was arrested after federal agents found grenades, grenade launchers and more than $1 million worth of machine guns in and around his home. But authorities said Friday the arrest is not tied to a recent bombing that critically wounded the board's chairman. Dr. Randeep Mann, an internal medicine specialist from London, Ark., was arrested by federal agents Wednesday. He appeared Thursday before a federal magistrate on a charge of possession of an unregistered firearm and was scheduled for a bond hearing Monday.

    In an affidavit, David Oliver, an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, says ATF agents and state police officers interviewed Mann on Feb. 4, the day a bomb exploded in the West Memphis driveway of Dr. Trent Pierce. Pierce remains in critical condition in a Memphis, Tenn., hospital.

    Oliver says Mann showed investigators a grenade launcher that day that he legally owned.

    State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said he couldn't say if the Feb. 4 interview was part of the West Memphis bombing investigation because it is ongoing. But ATF agent Austin Banks said Mann's arrest was not tied to the bombing investigation.

    In the affidavit, Oliver says agents searched Mann's home Wednesday in London, 175 miles west of West Memphis, after city workers found a canister of 98 grenades - the kind used in grenade launchers - buried in a field near the home and notified the Pope County sheriff's office.

    Agents found five more canisters in a shop attached to Mann's garage, two grenade launchers in a safe in his basement, and 110 fully automatic machine guns valued at more than $1 million located throughout his home. It could not be determined whether 17 of the machine guns were legally registered to Mann, the affidavit states.

    Drake Mann, a Little Rock attorney who represents the doctor, said he has spoken with his client but that they are still looking into the allegations.

    "I don't think the government knows what its intentions are," said the attorney, who is not related to the doctor.

    The state board restricted Randeep Mann's prescription-writing privileges in July 2006 after several of his patients died from a lethal mix of drugs or overdose of prescription medicine. The doctor said the issue was not the prescriptions but the patients' abuse of the drugs. He and the board reached an agreement by which he was allowed to keep his medical license but was barred from prescribing narcotics.

    Three years earlier, the board had suspended Mann from prescribing controlled substances for one year.

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    ...the bomb plot in London, interrupted just hours before being put into action, was planned and prepared by medical doctors who had been welcomed into GB, educated, and made prosperous...while they were planning to destroy their benefactors....this should help us wake up and be vigilant for the signs and bits of information that can head them off here....instead of feeling all safe and cozy till the attacks start....they use positions of trust to get at our soft underbelly....

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    ...the bomb plot in London, interrupted just hours before being put into action, was planned and prepared by medical doctors who had been welcomed into GB, educated, and made prosperous...while they were planning to destroy their benefactors....this should help us wake up and be vigilant for the signs and bits of information that can head them off here....instead of feeling all safe and cozy till the attacks start....they use positions of trust to get at our soft underbelly....
    what the **** are you talking about.

    sounds like this guy is getting railroaded by a tyrannical government.

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    You can have all the guns in the world. It doesn't change the fact that you've still only got two hands to shoot them with.

    Besides the fact that all the guns in the world are useless without ammunition.

    Sounds like the guy wasn't very good ad hiding his grenades cache and somebody got scared.

    What's stupid is that he's being arrested on the charge of an improperly registered gun, not that he's ever done anything with it. WHY does it matter if he's never even threatened harm, let alone used it against someone.

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    ocman1991A1 wrote:
    sheepdog wrote:
    ...the bomb plot in London, interrupted just hours before being put into action, was planned and prepared by medical doctors who had been welcomed into GB, educated, and made prosperous...while they were planning to destroy their benefactors....this should help us wake up and be vigilant for the signs and bits of information that can head them off here....instead of feeling all safe and cozy till the attacks start....they use positions of trust to get at our soft underbelly....
    what the @#$% are you talking about.

    sounds like this guy is getting railroaded by a tyrannical government.
    ...nothing bothers you about his burying almost a hundred grenades in a field...or his past "Doctoring".......watch it play out and see what this guy was up to....the only railroad he'll ride on is the Short Line...

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    ...just blow off the NFA and forget the requirements to register and pay tax on grenades and full auto weapons, right? Ammo wasn't mentioned one way or the other...this is not your upstanding, law-abiding good neighbor type citizen...keep reading....

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    So whose rights did this guy infringe upon?

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    So whose rights did this guy infringe upon?
    Not only that, but based on the historical inaccuracy of the press, and the history of bumbling incompetence and outright lies by ATF, I withold all judgement about the alleged "grenades", and the 17 (of 110) MGs that ATF "could not verify were registered" to the doctor.

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    ...just blow off the NFA and forget the requirements to register and pay tax on grenades and full auto weapons, right? Ammo wasn't mentioned one way or the other...this is not your upstanding, law-abiding good neighbor type citizen...keep reading....
    typical pig.

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    sheepdog wrote:
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    sheepdog wrote:
    ...the bomb plot in London, interrupted just hours before being put into action, was planned and prepared by medical doctors who had been welcomed into GB, educated, and made prosperous...while they were planning to destroy their benefactors....this should help us wake up and be vigilant for the signs and bits of information that can head them off here....instead of feeling all safe and cozy till the attacks start....they use positions of trust to get at our soft underbelly....
    what the @#$% are you talking about.

    sounds like this guy is getting railroaded by a tyrannical government.
    ...nothing bothers you about his burying almost a hundred grenades in a field...or his past "Doctoring".......watch it play out and see what this guy was up to....the only railroad he'll ride on is the Short Line...
    i love grenades. why would i care if he had some?

    what bothers me is he didn't use them on the alphabet jbt that came to his house

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    ...you're showing your emotional age....

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    SNIP I withold all judgement about ...and the 17 (of 110) MGs that ATF "could not verify were registered" to the doctor.


    I missed that. Says something about the accuracy of their registry doesn't it?
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    sheepdog wrote:
    ...you're showing your emotional age....
    hmm yes, a great measure of maturity.

    believing "registering" grenades and "machine guns" will stop crimes committed with those tools sounds like something a child or liberal would believe.

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    sheepdog wrote: Fixed the link.

    So now they're down from 17, to 4 that weren't registered to him.



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    ...(and we won't mention the HEgrenades and lack of license for them, right...he's lookin' good on the machine gun score, right)....yeah, he's the kinda guy you'd love to have for a neighbor....till he blows up your sister...poor oppressed little terrorist maggot...they're pickin' on him....

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    sheepdog wrote:
    ...(and we won't mention the HEgrenades and lack of license for them, right...
    Facts not in evidence.

    We have seen the full ATF shakedown and terrified news reports over what turned out to be nothing more than novelty "grenades" of the "customer service -- take a number" variety.

    The ATF and the news media are notorious for inaccurate reports. When the news media relies on what ATF tells them, I will wait until I see it before I believe it.

    Remember, the same people telling you about canisters full of "buried grenades" are also breathlessly reporting that "agents discovered 110 machineguns, an illegal cache worth more than $1 million!"... but wait, all but 17 were legally registered to him. Oh, wait, now it's all but 4 legally registered to him less than a day later.

    Before it's all over, I wouldn't be surprised if he's convicted of multiple felonies for Airsoft guns. That's how ATF works.


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    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php...1&catnum=1

    Mar 12 05:43 AM US/Eastern
    By JON GAMBRELL
    Associated Press Writer LONDON, Ark. (AP) - On a cliff overlooking Lake Dardanelle, the sound of automatic gunfire occasionally broke the quiet in the luxury enclave of four homes. The noise didn't bother Dr. Randeep Mann's neighbors, who knew through conversation or gossip that he had amassed a large collection of firearms in his expansive brick home. The 50-year-old had a federal license to sell machine guns and his large family kept mostly to themselves, though their dachshunds would wander into other yards.

    But complaints about patient deaths and allegations over pain-pill prescriptions slowly built up against Mann, a naturalized U.S. citizen from India. Federal agents raided his home March 4 over a buried cache of grenades, raising new questions about the man living in the shadow of the state's only nuclear power plant.

    "We always said, 'We'd hate if he ever got mad at us,' because he does have many weapons," said Jeff Humphrey, assistant police chief in nearby Russellville. "There's a lot of people that have many weapons in their home. You just always pray they're on the right side of the law."

    Mann, 50, remains in federal custody on charges he had at least four unregistered machine guns and owned grenades restricted for military use. The charges come after city workers taking a bathroom break in a wooded area near Mann's home stumbled across a canister containing 98 high-explosive military grenades. The rounds are designed to be fired from launchers attached to rifles.

    Police immediately suspected Mann, who had showed investigators a grenade launcher a month earlier when they questioned him about an explosion that critically injured the chairman of the Arkansas State Medical Board. Officers connected him with the grenades and found 110 machine guns spread out on his home's floors, inside closets and secured in safes while serving a search warrant.

    Authorities say they ruled Mann out as a suspect in the car explosion, but the internal medicine specialist has a long history with the medical board. Two investigations by the state health department concluded that at least 16 of Mann's patients died of drug overdoses in the last decade.

    Word of the deaths spread as doctors at the local hospital wrote to the board, asking it to investigate. Mann complained to Russellville police about a threat left on his voice mail from the sister of one of the overdosed dead.

    "I know who you are and what you did to my friend," the caller said. "You will pay ... you will die, you will die."

    By that point, Russellville detectives had their own investigation into the doctor's actions. One patient alleged Mann had an unspoken arrangement with her for sex in exchange for drugs, according to a police transcript. However, a detective stopped a 2002 interview with the patient once he discovered a tape recorder hidden inside of her bra.

    The patient "alleged that Dr. Mann 'planted the wire,'" a state health department investigation claims.

    The woman died from a drug overdose in October 2005. Pharmacy records showed Mann prescribed her narcotic painkillers and anti-anxiety medication just before her death.

    The board, which once revoked Mann's prescription privileges for narcotics for a year, revoked them entirely. Mann repeatedly denied the allegations against him and fought some of the board's decisions in court.

    In letters to board members, Mann noted other people who died of overdoses in the area. He wrote that he felt "on a gradual slide" and was burdened by the expense of having three children in college.

    "Blaming the physicians for what the patients chose to do is wrong," Mann wrote.
    U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents say they found $50,000 in cash in Mann's home during their search last week—with $34,000 of that hidden inside a car's trunk. Agents said the machine guns alone were worth more than $1 million.

    Outside his home, a Mercedes Benz with vanity license plates "MADBUGG" sits between a Lexus sedan and a Toyota coupe. Three personal watercraft sit nearby, with an empty boat trailer at the other end of the house.

    Down the road, neighbor Dennis Walton, 52, said he only spoke to Mann once about buying his property. "They're pretty good people," Walton said. "You could do a lot worse."

    Walton, a retired Marine, said he heard automatic fire at least once over at Mann's home, likely rounds being sprayed into the empty lake below. Otherwise, the family stayed to themselves in a neighborhood just up the hill from Arkansas Nuclear One.
    Collecting firearms isn't uncommon in Arkansas, where rifles and shotguns routinely echo across rural rice fields and highlands during hunting season.

    At Mann's home, no one answered the door Tuesday. The home, which once housed Mann's family, his brother and sister-in-law and his father, now sits mostly empty.

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    So, city workers were trespassing on his property to take a leak and found the grenades?

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    ...where do you read that it was his property???

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    Was I mistaken?

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    ...just blow off the NFA and forget the requirements to register and pay tax on grenades and full auto weapons, right? Ammo wasn't mentioned one way or the other...this is not your upstanding, law-abiding good neighbor type citizen...keep reading....
    It boggles my mind that anyone who supposedly cares about gun rights would defend the NFA even if it is currently the "law."

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    ...be thou boggled....the way to win is not to pull this kind of **** and bring us bad press with grenades and such...it is to join together with all in the shooting sports and CHANGE the law...it can be done....this guy is a terrorist or arms man for them...you guys can support him all you want...in the name of gun rights, though, it won't wash...he's not one of us.....look at the whole picture and if you feel he's legit or good for 2A...you've got the rest of the thread to praise him...I'm outa this one...

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    ...be thou boggled....the way to win is not to pull this kind of @#$% and bring us bad press with grenades and such...it is to join together with all in the shooting sports and CHANGE the law...it can be done....this guy is a terrorist or arms man for them...you guys can support him all you want...in the name of gun rights, though, it won't wash...he's not one of us.....look at the whole picture and if you feel he's legit or good for 2A...you've got the rest of the thread to praise him...I'm outa this one...
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