FBI Handout Lists Purchase of Preparedness Items as Potential Indicators of Terrorist Activities
Make bulk purchase of items to include:
Weatherproofed ammunition or match containers
Meals Ready to Eat
Night Vision Devices; night flashlights; gas masks
High capacity magazines
Bi-pods or tri-pods for rifles
also instructs surplus store owners to:
Require valid ID from all new customers.
Keep records of purchases.
Talk to customers, ask questions, and
listen to and observe their responses.
Watch for people and actions that are out of place.
Make note of suspicious statements, people, and /or vehicles.
If something seems wrong, notify law enforcement authorities.
The handout also instructs surplus store owners to consider as suspicious anyone who demands identity privacy or anyone who expresses extreme religious statements and those who make suspicious comments regarding anti-US, [or] radical theology.