USPS Spied on Pro-Gun Protestors

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The Grind:

The United States Postal Service, or USPS, isn’t the topic of a lot of discussion here at Bearing Arms. That’s because, well, there’s generally not much reason to talk about them.

That’s especially true when you look at the shenanigans being carried out by both the FBIand the ATF. I mean, why would we spend a lot of time talking about the post office?

Well, it seems that postal inspectors are more than willing to get into anti-gun shenanigans themselves.

The U.S. Postal Service monitored protesters across the country, snooping on Americans focused on issues involving guns and President Biden’s election, according to records obtained by The Washington Times.

The Details

Postal inspectors tracked the actions of gun rights activists gathering in Richmond, Virginia; people preparing to demonstrate against police in Louisville, Kentucky, after an investigation into the police shooting of Breonna Taylor; and far-right groups headed to the District of Columbia after Mr. Biden’s election.

Cato Institute senior fellow Patrick Eddington obtained the heavily redacted records detailing the postal inspectors’ spying from September 2020 through April 2021, including through covert social media surveillance called the Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP).

The records provide a rare glimpse into the breadth and depth of the Postal Service’s surveillance apparatus, which Mr. Eddington said was capable of reaching into every home and business in the country. Read more…

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